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Shelby Deering

About Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer from Madison, Wisconsin specializing in wellness, mental health, and home design. She’s written for national publications and websites including Good Housekeeping, Healthline, Talkspace, Prevention, and more. To learn more about Shelby, visit her website at



Articles Written by Shelby Deering

Back Pain Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people self-treat and seek medical care. It can be described as low back pain or lower back pain and affects 3 in 4 adults. Back pain symptoms may include numbness, tingling sensations, achiness and stiffness.

The Essential Guide to Essential Oils for Back Pain

Essential oils for back pain may be a viable complementary treatment—as long as you use them correctly.

Biking and Back Pain: What You Need to Know

Whether indoors or out, starting a biking regimen can be good for your back—as long as you do some prep.

15 Ways to Practice Self-Care When You Have Back Pain

Back pain can be emotionally as well as physically taxing. Practice some self-care to help your body AND your mind, and you might just find your back pain easing up as well.

No Spa, No Problem: Try Self-Massage at Home

If you’re in dire need of a massage but your state is still locked down (thanks COVID-19!), don’t despair. Check out our experts’ tips for easing those aches in your back muscles.

How Do You Know When Back Pain Is Serious?

Back pain usually goes away on its own, but what if it doesn’t? How do you know if your back pain is serious? Look for these red flags.

Summer Shoes Can Lead to Back Pain—Here’s What To Do About It

Your summer footwear choice can lead to low back pain. Here’s why you probably don’t want to choose flip-flops or sandals for back pain—and how to choose the right summer shoes instead.

Swimming for Back Pain: How to Soak up the Benefits

When you find that sweet spot, swimming can offer myriad benefits when it comes to your back pain. Here’s how to discover the happy medium when starting a swimming routine.

Back Pain and Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

Medication can be an effective way to treat back pain, but it’s not as simple as just popping a pill when you need one. Learn how pain meds can interact with other medications you’re taking and conditions you may have.

Can Running Help Back Pain? An Expert Weighs In

Don’t let back pain stop you from doing what you love. If you love to run, lace em up! Just follow these tips for a back-safe session.

The Best Office Chairs for Back Pain in 2020

In the market for a new office chair that’ll ease your aching back? Check out our choices for the best office chairs for back pain.

6 Tips for Hiking with—and without—Back Pain

If hiking was previously a pastime you loved only to be halted by back pain, or, if you want to start hiking for the first time, you’ll be happy to know that there are things you can do to alleviate back pain during and after a hike.

5 Tips for Using Hot Baths to Relax Your Back

Benefits of a hot bath go beyond soothing stress. Baths can relax the back and help relieve back pain. Get the bubbles!

Depression After Back Surgery Is Surprisingly Common

You might be surprised that depression after back surgery is a real thing, even if it relieves your pain. Learn to recognize the signs.

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