If you have back or neck pain and want to explore alternatives to conventional drugs and medications, herbal supplements may be an option. Herbal supplements are natural and often possess medicinal properties, but they can pose safety concerns.
A research team found that acupuncture delivered more relief to back pain patients than standard treatments-- even if toothpicks were used instead of needles. Article describes study and includes a spine professional's opinion on the results.
The goal of lumbar fusion surgery is to relieve low back and leg pain, numbness, tingling and weakness, restore nerve function, and stop or prevent abnormal motion in the spine. This is done by fusing the vertebrae together.
Are you suffering from frequent bouts of anxiety? If so, your body and mind may be signaling that they need more down time to restore balance. Here are some excellent ways to soothe and ease your stress, which can help you deal with your back pain.