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This virtual 10-week exercise class is for people with chronic pain conditions. Participants will learn a basic exercise routine and get education about living with chronic pain. The class is hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System Rehabilitation Services staff. Register once and join any session.
Do not participate in this class if you have any of these conditions:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Uncontrolled heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
- Difficulty breathing
- New neurologic symptoms that you have not discussed with your physician (e.g. dizziness, blurry vision, change in taste or smell)
If you have any of the above conditions, but your symptoms are controlled well with medication or inhalers and your provider has cleared you to exercise, it is safe for you to participate.
Back pain is common. Yours could be caused when the fluid-filled, shock-absorbing cushions in your spine wear out. Learn about why this happens and what you can do.
The backpack is as much as a part of school life as homework and recess. Get tips for picking out your child's backpack, and how to wear it to avoid neck and back problems.
Arlene’s retirement was far from stress-free. Thanks to private and group yoga classes, she learned how to manage her pain and bring balance to her body and life.
If nonsurgical treatments have failed to improve stress, strain and pain in your back, surgery may be the next option. Learn about the two categories of back surgery and when each is recommended.
Debilitating hip and low back pain was keeping Belinda on the sidelines. A two-part spine surgery realigned her spine, relieved her pain and got her moving.
Most people with back pain don't require surgery, but there are situations when it's the best option. Get answers to 7 FAQ about low back surgery, including signs that it may be necessary.
About 4 in 5 U.S. adults experience back pain, with symptoms ranging from a minor inconvenience to debilitating. Read answers to 7 FAQ about low back pain.
About 80% of adults experience temporary back pain. But if the pain lingers, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. In this webinar, two neurosurgeons discuss the causes of back pain and when to seek medical care.
Almost 80% of adults say they have experienced back pain. Follow these steps to protect from further injury and ease your pain.
After avoiding surgery for 24 years, pain from arthritis and scoliosis made it difficult for Pat to walk. Learn how neurosurgery stabilized her spine and eliminated the pain.
Sciatica causes sharp, shooting lower back pain spreading down the leg. Learn about treatments and when to see your health care provider.
Balance issues, which can make you feel dizzy or unsteady, may be caused by damage to your central nervous system. Learn how and what can be done to steady your balance.