Dealing with Back Pain

Self-Care for Back Pain

Massage Therapy for Back Pain
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.
How to Recover From a Back Injury
Back pain is something you don't want to repeat. Recovering properly from a back injury and taking preventive measures can help you reduce your risk of going through it again.
Coping with Chronic Pain
Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.
Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses For Pain
It can sometimes be confusing whether to use heat or cold when treating sore muscles or an injury. Here are facts to keep in mind.

Seeking Help for Back Pain

Massage Therapy for Back Pain
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.
Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body can heal itself.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases.
Weighing the Risks, Benefits of Back Surgery
The reasons for back surgery typically vary with a patient's age.
There's Hope for Sciatica
Sciatica is often painful but rarely causes serious or permanent damage.
Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.
Living With a Chronic Health Condition
Learning about your condition and doing your best to manage it can help you live a less fearful and more expansive life.
Coping with Chronic Pain
Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.