Back pain is the most common chronic musculoskeletal pain. Studies show that low back pain accounts for about 50% of all reported pain, and neck pain accounts for another 20%. Each year, an estimated 550 million workdays are lost because of pain with over $60 billion in lost productivity.
Dr. Richard Kube II is among the worlds best spine surgeons and profesionals gathering in Barcelona, Spain for the 2012 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
The Patient Resource Guide is designed to help you assess your situation, learn methods of managing chronic pain, and try out some new options you may not have considered before. This post, as well as others to follow, will encourage you to look at how your pain affects you as a person. Most pain sufferers… Continue Reading A Healthy Start – Learning To CopeDetails
Patient Question: I was rear-ended sitting at a stop sign last week. In the emergency room the doctors told me I had whiplash. The pain has gotten slightly better but I still have pain from the bottom of my head into my shoulders. Will this get better on its own or do I need to… Continue Reading Prolonged Neck Pain After WhiplashDetails
There are a variety of causes of low back pain—having a spine condition, getting older, daily life, injuries, and obesity are just some of the things that can be contributing to your low back pain. Add pregnancy to this list of causes, and your low back pain can feel as if it’s spinning out of… Continue Reading Back Pain During PregnancyDetails