Resource Guide for Low Back Pain and Sciatica
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
9400 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
This website provides information about back care, exercises to strengthen the back and abdomen, proper lifting techniques, and back surgery.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
This website provides information about back care and back surgery.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
This NIH government organization supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. The Health Topics section provides information about a variety of conditions.
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
PO Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
With a mission to educate and increase awareness about chronic pain, this organization provides top new stories and feature articles. Major topics include strategies to manage chronic pain, a support group called "growing pains," resources, video clips from the ACPA's series "Pathways Through Pain," and frequently asked questions. Professionals and caretakers will also find helpful information on this website.
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