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  • The U.S. has spent over $20 billion in emergency department and inpatient care for opioid poisonings —so no wonder why doctors are cautious. It still leaves chronic back pain patients who aren't abusing the system, who actually need pain relief with nowhere to turn. Is there a way to make it fair? We are not sure. What we can do is take a walk inside the emergency room doors and find out what it's really like for a chronic back pain patient to find pain relief.

  • More than 100 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic pain disorder but why are so many affected? Physical Therapist, Amy Selinger, describes how growing up in our modern society, sitting and cumulative trauma — may be a driving force of muscle imbalances that stimulates musculoskeletal pain —specifically chronic back pain.

  • Not What It’s Cracked Up to Be
    November 1, 2017 | Articles

    Most everyone has done it: when you feel some tightness in your back, you grab a friend, coworker, or significant other to a patch of carpet, position yourself face down and ask them to crack your back. But is that good for your back?

  • The chronic pain patient is often labeled as “lazy” while the disease wreaks havoc inside your body as your bulging or herniated disc tug internally. And when trying to explain your disability, individuals are frequently met with the response, “But you look so good?” Discover what you can do to end the negative stigma of chronic pain & judgment.

  • When someone breaks a bone, you wear a cast. People see the cast and know you are injured. Back pain is not always seen, but it's always felt. Onlookers only see your limitations and may assume you are lazy. You know you are not. Find out how to make others understand your illness.

  • Diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high or low blood glucose, either because insulin production is inadequate, or the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin —or both. Picture yourself trying to walk a tightrope while drying your hair. Now add chronic back pain to the mix...

  • If you are not feeling yourself living with chronic back pain, you are not alone. Period — end of sentence. Major depression is thought to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than the general population. Chronic back pain is the key here. Acute pain is not associated with depression, but chronic pain is....

  • With so many others experiencing chronic pain, specifically chronic back pain, putting off a doctor visit may be a matter of life and death — making it essential to get checked out — even if you don't feel like it — do it. In order to prevent any further complications from your chronic back pain, you want to try and tackle the problem now so that when you are older, the complications will be less, and in order to know what the problem is, you need to get checked out by a doctor.

  • When we at BackerNation started our search to see if dogs experience chronic back pain like people, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our favorite furry friends have their own WebMD site called PetMD. And it's true — dogs do feel pain like people. Dogs and animals, in general, can be diagnosed with chronic back pain....