What’s the Cause and What You Can Do About It

Jennifer E. Engen

Back pain is very common, whether it’s a chronic condition as we age or it hits suddenly after improperly straining the spine to pick up something heavy. Whatever the cause – arthritis, spinal stenosis (narrowing around the nerve roots), blunt injury or something else — back pain is one of […]

Asthma and Back Pain: What’s the Connection?

Jennifer E. Engen

Studies have shown a strong link between breathing pattern disorders, such as asthma, and back pain. People with asthma can experience pain in the lower back, neck, and shoulders. This can happen because your diaphragm, the muscle that helps you breathe, also provides support to your spine. Asthma can strain […]