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Describing Your Pain: Understanding the Pain Rating Scale

“How would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10?” Chances are, if you’ve ever visited a doctor for an orthopedic issue (or any injury), you’ve likely been asked this question. The pain rating scale is a common way for doctors to get a ballpark idea of your pain levels, so they can quickly […]

8 Tips for Sciatica Pain Relief

Back pain and discomfort come in many forms, but one of the most common is called sciatica. Sciatica isn’t a condition. Rather, it’s the term for pain in the sciatic nerve—a nerve running down both sides of the lower spine, through the pelvis, down the back of each leg, and into the feet. Sciatica happens […]