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9 Treatment Options for Sciatica

9 Treatment Options for Sciatica

April 28, 2022

Sciatica pain can feel like an all-consuming problem. The pain cuts right through the middle of you, making it hard to ignore. Despite the pain it causes, sciatica is a symptom of a deeper issue in your spine. Since sciatica occurs when something pinches or compresses the sciatic nerve, sciatica treatment often focuses on what causes that problem. In many instances, another spinal condition is the root cause of sciatica.

Treatment options are diverse and vary from sciatica treatments at home to non-invasive injections or surgical interventions. Here are nine treatment options for sciatica, including non-surgical and surgical methods.

How Does Smoking Affect Back Pain?

How Does Smoking Affect Back Pain?

February 11, 2022

By Justin Field, MD

Smoking is linked to numerous chronic pain symptoms and diseases. As of 2014, over 16 million Americans were living with a smoking-related illness. Many people who smoke cigarettes or use vaping devices also report a common symptom — back pain. This commonality has led many researchers to study the relationship between smoking and back pain.

People who experience back pain from smoking may also have undetected spinal conditions. This chronic pain may indicate degenerating cells or worsening bone health, both of which can irrevocably harm your body. However, if patients decrease their nicotine intake early enough, they could see and feel the difference of a healthier spine.

Tips for maintaining proper posture at your desk

Tips for Maintaining Proper Posture at Your Desk

January 7, 2022

By Justin Field, MD

While we may not think of it, posture in the workplace is essential and plays a significant role in our daily health and overall well-being. Poor posture and ineffective workplace ergonomics are leading causes of back pain, muscle stiffness, eye strain, and other complications. Without proper posture and an ergonomic workplace, you may lose motivation and experience adverse health effects.

Fortunately, there are numerous tips to consider that can help you improve your posture in the workplace and create a workstation ideal for your height and unique needs. Creating an efficient and comfortable workstation can help you feel more productive and comfortable, allowing you to focus on your responsibilities without distraction.

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