All About Back Pain Treatments

Low Back Pain and Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is not for all patients with low back pain and it does not replace the need for spinal fusion.

What Treatments Do Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons Provide?

Orthopaedic spine surgeons are trained in the latest surgical techniques to treat spinal disorders. Some orthopaedic surgeons specialize in specific types of spine surgery, such as minimally invasive surgery.

What Disorders Do Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons Treat?

Orthopaedic spine surgeons treat all disorders and conditions that affect the spine.

Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Vertebral Augmentation Implant: Treatments for Spinal Compression Fractures

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty help to relieve the pain associated with osteoporotic compression fractures and involve the injection of medical grade cement into fractured vertebrae. These procedures relieve pain, and reduce and stabilize fractures.

Spine Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you are scheduled to have spinal surgery, one way to relieve your anxiety about the procedure is to learn all you can about the procedure. This article includes some sample questions that you can take with you to your next appointment.

Connecting Back Pain to Depression and Anxiety

As researchers are learning more about the links between pain, depression and anxiety, they are also gaining insight into ways to break the cycle of pain and emotional distress.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery Treats Low Back Pain

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a type of spine surgery performed to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by a problem in the low back.

Are You Depressed?

Depression and back pain often intertwine, but there is help. Article from a psychologist gives tips for moving through depression (which should help you deal with your back pain, too).

Microsurgical Treatment of Herniated Discs

Minimally invasive spine surgery incorporates microsurgical techniques and tools that eliminate the need for a large incision, and reduces tissue trauma, post-operative pain, and time spent hospitalized. Read about how minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to treat herniated discs.

Second Opinion on Spine Surgery: Rude or Smart?

Most people don't dare to ask for a second opinion?" Although patients may want to get a second opinion, many feel it is being disrepectful. Is it?

Physical Therapy Center

In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain. You'll do a mix of passive and active treatments: read about how PT will help you recover from back pain or neck pain.

What Can Physical Therapy Do For Me?

A physical therapist discusses the following questions. What is physical therapy? What can a physical therapy program do for me that I cannot do on my own? How long is it going to take? Who benefits from physical therapy?

Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

This article gives a step-by-step overview of what happens during lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, which is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure used to treat herniated discs.

Advancements in Spine Surgery

The future is bright for new, improved methods of spinal surgery. Other technological and biological advances are on the horizon that will work in concert with minimally invasive techniques.

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Drugs and medications are among the most common non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain. Read important information regarding over-the-counter and prescription medications for both acute and chronic back pain.