Latest Back and Spine Health Questions
QuestionsCan Vitamin D Help Reduce Back Pain?
I have been dealing with chronic pain from a back injury for a number of years. I read recently that vitamin D can help reduce pain. Is this true, and if so should I start taking a supplement?
QuestionsRotator Cuff Injury and Treatment
My left arm at the shoulder hurts all the time (including lifting things and even when I'm sleeping and turn on that side). I don't recall hurting it in any way. It started hurting several months ago. What could it be and how can I make it stop?
QuestionsChronic Back Pain Tests and Treatment
I've been suffering from lower back pain for two years. I've had an MRI, ultrasounds and x-rays, but they can't find anything wrong. However I still have constant pain. What other tests can be done to find the reason for my pain?
QuestionsWhat is Spinal Decompression Surgery?
Could you explain a surgery named spinal decompression, and describe the risks?
QuestionsIs Pain Medication Causing Low Libido and Depression?
My husband had back surgery last year. He takes medication daily for chronic pain. The last few months he seems depressed and has very little interest in sex. Could the medication or the pain be causing this? Any suggestions on how I can help him?
QuestionsOpioid Pain Medication Dependence vs. Addiction
I've been taking vicodin for a number of years because of chronic back pain. My concern is that I've become dependent on them. Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?
QuestionsDegenerative Disc Disease
I'm in my 50s and was recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my back. Will the pain get worse as I get older? And is there anything I can do for the pain besides pain medication? Also does this condition ever require surgery?
QuestionsShoulder Pain and Tingling Fingers
I’m having extreme pain in my shoulder near my shoulder blade down to my fingers, with tingling in my hand and fingers. What is causing this and what should I do?
QuestionsAcute vs. Chronic Pain
What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?
QuestionsBulging Disk vs. Herniated Disk
What is the difference between a bulging disk and a herniated disk?