When you're in pain, having accurate, complete information about symptoms, treatments, and coping with daily life can make a difference. At Spine-health, our goal is to be a resource you can count on, offering trusted information and support.
Our content is developed by a multispecialty group of medical professionals and is continually updated with new features. Many doctors refer their patients to Spine-health.com so they can absorb and process information about a condition at their own pace.
Information at every stage
With articles, blogs, videos, and forums, Spine-health offers an array of information organized to help you at each stage of your search for answers:
- Sorting out symptoms. At this early stage, you know you're hurting, but you may not be sure why. To get started, you can look at wide-ranging articles about neck or back pain, or type one of your symptoms in the search box. Searching for "leg pain," for instance, turns up several options, including Leg Pain and Numbness: What Might These Symptoms Mean and Causes of Leg and Foot Pain.
- Learning what to expect. Once your condition is suspected or diagnosed, you can dig deeper, learning more about conditions such as osteoarthritis, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and much more. These articles are designed to help someone in pain understand what causes the condition, whether it is chronic or is likely to heal, and what can be done to treat it. A handy glossary is included in case a medical term has you stumped.
- Getting support in daily life. Spine-health also covers related topics important to people with chronic pain, such as medication, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and nutrition. Our online forums are especially popular, as people share their ups and downs and offer support, insights, and tips for others. In addition to our Spine-health forum, we have forums on our sister sites, Arthritis-health and Sports-health.
Videos and animations aid understanding
Our articles and blogs are enhanced by an extensive library of animations and videos on many of the most common pain topics, including exercise demonstrations, surgery, and injections.
This sampling of our videos demonstrates the range of topics:
- Video: How to Make a Gel Ice Pack
- Knee Replacement Surgery Video
- Lower Back Strain Video
- Sciatica Animated Video
- Spine Anatomy Interactive Video
- Depression and Chronic Pain Video - Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes
The information on Spine-health increases awareness for patients and can also be shared with friends, family, and caregivers to help them understand your condition.