Degenerative disc disease: 11 things everyone should know

Disc degeneration: Part of aging process Degenerative disc disease is a somewhat deceptive term because it is not really a disease and it is frequently used interchangeably with “bulging disc”.  This common problem of the spinal discs is absolutely not a Continue reading Degenerative disc disease: 11 things everyone should know

A doctor explains how a pinched nerve in the back causes sciatica pain in the leg

Hi Dr. Lumbago, I hope you have some answers for me. Sometimes I have pain in my lower back, and sometimes it goes down my butt and into the back part of my upper leg or thigh and ends about Continue reading A doctor explains how a pinched nerve in the back causes sciatica pain in the leg

7 Tips from a doctor about using a heating pad (and cold packs) for a bad low back

Hello Doctor, My chronic bad back seems to respond best to an old fashioned  heating pad.  Do you have any suggestions about how to use an electric heating pad for best results? I have a tired old back that has Continue reading 7 Tips from a doctor about using a heating pad (and cold packs) for a bad low back

Back doctor discusses 29 important ways to relieve lower back pain

Low back pain can be relieved, improved or eliminated by making a few personal changes and using simple procedures that are outlined in this list of 29 tactics. Lower back pain is such a common complaint that chances are you Continue reading Back doctor discusses 29 important ways to relieve lower back pain

A doctor explains away the mystery of fibromyalgia, and how to get help now

Dr. Lumbago, I hope you can help me.  I have had pains all over my body for a long time, actually since around the time right after my 2nd child was born when I was 28 years old. People think Continue reading A doctor explains away the mystery of fibromyalgia, and how to get help now

5 Ways a chiropractor can significantly help lumbar instability and low back pain

 Hello Doctor, I went to my family physician last week for a problem I am having with almost constant low back pain that has been slowly worsening for several months.  I have not injured myself recently and I believe I Continue reading 5 Ways a chiropractor can significantly help lumbar instability and low back pain

What’s the best way to relieve neck pain if you have cervical arthritis?

Hello Doctor, When I was in my early teens I had a farming accident driving a tractor up the side of deep culvert and it rolled over on me and almost killed me.  I had multiple fractures with my left Continue reading What’s the best way to relieve neck pain if you have cervical arthritis?

How can hamstring stretches help my low back pain and sciatica?

Hamstring stretches are almost always indicated for people who suffer from low back pain. Here is an interesting question from someone who wanted to know how doing hamstring stretches (located in the back part of the upper thigh) 0could help Continue reading How can hamstring stretches help my low back pain and sciatica?