I had a herniated disc (L5-S1) and suffered for five grueling months of different treatments before I got surgery. Here I explore those options I tried; others share their experiences in the comments.
Ease an aching back by doing these simple stretches for a few minutes every day. An alternative to taking painkillers for back pain.
Several years ago, I suffered several debilitating injuries which left me with chronic neck, shoulder and upper back pain. The pain led to depression as I discovered I was no longer able to engage in activities I had always enjoyed. These strategies gave me back my life.
Traveling with back pain and sciatica is a challenge. I would like to share some useful tips from my personal experience, as well as guidance from others, that will make it easier for you.
McKenzie Method exercises and stretches are a great way to combat lower back pain from bulging/herniated discs and compressed sciatic nerves.
Recently, I started feeling excruciating hip and back pain, numbness in my leg and trouble standing straight, walking or sleeping. An osteopath diagnosed tension in the psoas muscle. Here's what I learned about "psoas syndrome" and what to do when it starts to hurt.
Back pain and spasms can be treated at home with spinal adjustment devices. In this article, I review several spinal alignment devices for relief of back pain.
For those of us who do hard physical labor, whether it's for a living or just fixing up your home, back pain is inevitable. It's just part of the deal. I've found some things to make it heal faster.