Over time, the human body deteriorates. Muscles get weaker, bones become brittle, skin becomes thinner, and other indignities of age surface. One of the more common, serious problems with age or overuse is degenerative changes of spinal column. Often, this manifests as neck, mid, or...

Spinal stenosis may or may not be accompanied by pain, tingling, and numbness. The condition is most commonly caused by the wear and tear on the spine related to osteoarthritis. The narrowing and compression of the spaces surrounding the nerves in the spine can cause...

Back pain is a problem for many people, even those who are still young. While injuries are a common cause of back pain, issues like genetic defects, prior surgeries, calcium deficiency, lack of exercise, and old age can also contribute. Back pain is often chronic,...

Sometimes, long after an injury has healed, the body still sends pain signals to the brain. Known as complex regional pain syndrome, the condition can be quite debilitating and is surprisingly difficult to treat. With the new “scrambler therapy” technique, however, pain relief is now...

Chronic back pain can dictate your life on a daily basis. Back pain determines how you feel in the morning, your daily productivity, and the quality of your sleep at night. If you are experiencing back pain, the concepts of taking potentially addictive pain medication...

Sometimes, despite all the best efforts, patients find that ongoing, intensive treatment fails to address lasting pain, even when the source is seemingly known. In such instances, it's sometimes a matter of neuroscience. When suffering from an injury, the brain sends out signals to begin...

Spine and musculoskeletal pain do not have to have a surgical solution. There are non-surgical alternatives for treatment. Current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques provide many options for pain reduction and optimizing function for a better quality of life. Many kinds of conditions cause chronic and debilitating...