Diet and nutrition for a healthy spine

What you Eat Matters Research has shown that a well-balanced diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can play a major role for back health. Particularly, anti-inflammatory diets (i.e., Mediterranean Diet) helps reduce body and spine inflammation and can reduce chronic back pain. Food that promotes inflammation in the body that you should avoid include…

Upper back pain: causes and prevention

Upper back pain can be very painful. It is often associated with a specific injury, or sometimes may show up without a specific cause. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, and tenderness. It can be accompanied with range of motion limitations, muscle spasms/trigger points, and can affect your sleep and your everyday activities. Common causes and…

What is sciatica and what can you do to relieve it?

Sciatica is pain in the leg that runs along the course of the sciatic nerve due to pinching or irritation of the nerves in the lower back. Common causes include herniated discs, spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebrae slips out of place onto the bone below it) or degenerated discs. It typically presents as pain…