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Back and Spine; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Working at home can be a pain in the neck and back

Working from home can be a pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Try these simple ergonomic tips and stretches to make your home office work for you.

Back and Spine

Got a bad back? Exercise could be the key to relieving pain

Spinal disc degeneration is common with age, but back pain doesn’t have to be. Find out how exercise can help prevent and alleviate back pain naturally – and know when it's time to see a doctor. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Why the location of back pain is only part of the diagnosis

We often think of spine pain in terms of neck pain, upper back pain, or lower back pain. But there’s much more beyond the location that matters. Ankit Patel, M.D., discusses several other important factors to consider, as well as how to avoid recurrent back pain.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Golfer’s guide: 5 ways to avoid back pain

Don’t let back pain short-side your golf game. Carlos Bagley, M.D., offers five tips for golfers to avoid back pain and serious spine injuries related to the sport. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Brain

Easy tips to relieve stress-related neck and back pain

Stress is a commonly overlooked cause of spine pain. From the neck to the lower back, stress can cause aches and pains that affect your ability to work, play, and relax. In this MedBlog, find easy tips to overcome and prevent back pain. Learn more.

Back and Spine

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Shaleen Vira

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Shaleen Vira has dual faculty appointments – in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery – and he is also Director of Spine Surgery Research. He leads multidisciplinary efforts to develop ways to make spine surgery safer and more effective. He practices spine care at UT Southwestern in Frisco, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

10 alternative back pain treatments to try before choosing surgery

Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing your best at work or enjoying favorite activities. However, before you take pain medications or undergo surgery, try one of these natural, alternative treatments to relieve your pain.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Can a standing desk help my back pain?

Standing desks have become popular in recent years and are marketed as a solution for back pain and lagging productivity. Though sitting for long periods of time can cause back pain, standing desks aren’t a cure-all and can cause additional pain if not used properly.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Back in action: Updated treatment recommendations for lower back pain

Lower back pain often responds to exercise therapy and conservative treatment. But for certain conditions, medication or surgery may be necessary.