Stomach and Back Pain: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Woman With Stomach Pain

Are you experiencing lower back pain that radiates to your abdominal area? Stomach and back pain often go hand-in-hand. After all, they are two sides of the same coin. Stomach pain is very common among people who suffer from chronic lower back pain. Either your back and stomach pain have a single cause, or the two s … Read More

Filed Under: Lower Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why You Feel Lower Back Pain When You Have the Flu

Back Pain And The Flu

Is lower back pain a symptom of the flu? Is there a link between back pain and the flu? We get asked these questions a lot here at the Healthy Back Institute, especially during the winter. Every year millions of Americans take to bed stricken with a cold or the flu. The numbers are staggering:(i) >> 5% to 20% … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Flu Vaccines
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Long Does Sciatica Last?

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If you're dealing with a painful sciatica flare-up, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: How long does sciatica last? I have good news for you if this is the first time you're experiencing sciatica pain. Acute episodes generally resolve relatively quickly, usually within a few weeks. But here's the … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Treating Back Strain Without NSAIDs: Is it Even Possible?

Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor? It’s true… millions of Americans trudge into doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics every year, desperate for relief from back strains and sprains. And yet, they continue to suffer from pain, stiffness, tenderness, and limited mobilit … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Back Pain on Your Lower Right Side: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Man with Right Side Lower Back Pain

Would it surprise you if I said you might have a neurological disorder? If you have lower back pain on your right side, you do. In fact, back pain of any kind is the second most common neurological (or nervous system) disorder after headaches. And as of 2018, it's one of the top reasons people visit the doctor. It make … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

5 Steps to Quickly Recover from a Pulled Back Muscle

If you haven’t already, you probably will at some point experience a pulled back muscle. They’re the most common cause of low back pain. It could happen during a game of golf, while cleaning the garage, or even on the dance floor. While we often tend to refer to any soft tissue pain in the back as a “pulled back muscle … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why Diverticulitis Can Cause Aggravating Low Back Pain

Diverticulitis is a serious condition that can cause irritating pelvic and lower back pain. To understand why diverticulitis can cause pelvic and low back pain, you have to know what diverticulitis actually is -- and how it's different from diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is when the colon bulges out into "pouches" alon … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

5 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

best sleeping positions for lower back pain

It's a vicious cycle: If you suffer from lower back pain, it can make it tough for you to get a good night's sleep. And if you regularly sleep in what we call a bad "sleep position," it can make your low back pain even worse. In fact, sleeping in a bad position may actually be one of the underlying causes of your back pai … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

Want the Benefits of Inversion Therapy without the Equipment? Try These Exercises

spinal decompression at home

Every day, whether you’re standing or sitting, the force of gravity is pulling down on your spine, compressing the discs in your back, taxing your ligaments, and putting pressure on your nerves. Over time, spinal compression can lead to upper and lower back pain, neck pain, stiff shoulders and neck and spine-related conditi … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,