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  • What to know about disability for back pain

    Some individuals with back pain may be eligible for a range of disability benefits. The eligibility requirements for these benefits may vary by state and depend on the cause of a person’s back pain.

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  • Predicting brace adherence could change the game in scoliosis treatment

    With the addition of built-in sensors that indicate how many hours a brace was worn, two things became clear. One: Despite improvements in brace design, many patients wore their braces far less than they thought or said they did. Two: Patients who wore their braces more had better outcomes.

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  • Back Pain Explained

    Not all degenerated intervertebral discs are painful; a new study identified a subset of disc cells that triggers a pathway to pain.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Ultrasound-Guided Injections

    Ultrasound-guided injections allow healthcare providers to see the needle in real-time as it enters the body and is injected into a precise spot.

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  • Leading Causes of Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

    Sciatica is the name of the pain from when something—usually a herniated disc, but other causes are possible, too—compresses, irritates, or inflames the sciatic nerve or one of the nerve roots that eventually link up with the sciatic nerve.

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