Monthly Archives: May 2016

Chronic Pain in Active Duty Military and Veterans

Chronic pain disproportionately affects soldiers and veterans. A 2014 study published in the Journal of American Medicine found that 44% of American soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan returned home suffering from some form of chronic pain. This number was significantly higher than civilians suffering from the disease (26%).

Furthermore, the study determined that […]

Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica is a common type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica usually only affects one side of the lower body. 
Common causes of sciatica include a herniated disc, narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), bone spurs or nerve […]