Veggies: Your Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

Veggies: Your Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

In honor of National Eat Your Vegetables Day today, let’s remind ourselves of the important role that vegetables play when it comes to dealing with back pain. As a spine surgeon, I see firsthand how patients’ [and my own] dietary choices significantly impact spine health and overall well-being. Let’s dig deeper into how incorporating more vegetables…

Call Your Doctor: 4 Signs You Should Not Ignore Related to Your Back Pain

Call Your Doctor: 4 Signs You Should Not Ignore Related to Your Back Pain

National Call Your Doctor Day is today — Tuesday, June 11th. This is a good time to talk about the fact that 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. How do you know when the pain is something that will heal — or something that requires follow up with a…

Pain and Mental Health: The Hidden Connection

Pain and Mental Health: The Hidden Connection

As we close out Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s essential to recognize the deep, often hidden connections between our mental well-being and physical health. One area where this connection is especially pronounced is in the relationship between chronic pain and our mental and emotional health. Let’s dive into how these two seemingly separate experiences are…