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All About Back Pain Treatments

Biofeedback: Questions and Answers

Biofeedback is an alternative treatment where a patient is trained to control physiological functions and repress pain.

Facet Rhizotomy Procedure: What to Expect

Information to help patients prepare for a facet rhizotomy and what to expect after the procedure. Facet rhizotomy is a pain management treatment option used for chronic pain.

Tactical Treatments Help Manage Neck and Back Pain

Pain management specialists provide many different treatments, including activity modification, medications, therapeutic injections, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Learn about more about treatment and questions you should ask.

Cervical Spine Bracing Options: Halo Ring, Crowns, or Vest

A halo, also known as a 'halo ring' or 'halo crown', is a piece of equipment that encircles and is fixed to the patient's head. This device is used to manage different conditions that destabilize the cervical spine.

Spine Surgery Overview

Is spine surgery your only option for back pain? This article helps patients understand when a spine procedure may be recommended. Furthermore, learn about the differences between an open approach and minimally invasive spine surgery.

What Is the Relation Between Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal manipulation is a chiropractic treatment that uses manual thrusts to reduce pain and improve joint function. Your chiropractor may also call this chiropractic adjustment. This article provides an overview of spinal manipulation.

What Is Microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy is one of the most common minimally invasive spine procedures. Also known as microdecompression, microdiscectomy is a type of decompression technique that takes pressure off your spinal cord or nerve roots to relieve your pain.

Cigarette Smoking and Its Impact on Spinal Fusions

Smoking cigarettes weakens the body's systems and does not let them function normally due to the increased levels of toxins in the body.

Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

Stress can make your back pain or neck pain worse (or it can even cause back pain!). Article has 5 tips for managing stress to help you manage back pain.

What Is Microlaminectomy and Microlaminotomy?

The main goal of microlaminectomy and microlaminotomy is to take pressure off your spinal cord and nerves to relieve your back pain and/or leg pain. Learn why these procedures may be an attractive option compared to open laminectomy and laminotomy.

TLIF and PLIF: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries

Learn what spine conditions TLIF and PLIF are most commonly used for, how they can be performed minimally invasively, and the potential risks associated with these spine surgeries.

Back Conditions Treated by Spinal Bracing

Read this article to learn about the back and neck conditions that may be treated using spinal bracing (also known as orthotic management). Article includes links to help you learn more about how spinal bracing helps treat specific spinal conditions.

Corsets: A Type of Spinal Brace

There are many types of spinal braces (which are also known as orthotics). This article focuses on corsets, which are used for low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, injury, or spinal deformity. Learn more about this spinal brace here.

Back Pain Questions About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Answered

SpineUniverse spoke with Douglas Won, MD, a minimally invasive spine surgeon. Here Dr. Won answers our questions that many patients ask. And, if you think because he is a surgeon the only treatment he recommends is surgery, you’d be wrong.

Questions About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Answered

The minimally invasive approach is ideal for procedures that treat nerve compression (eg, herniated disc). However, MIS techniques can also be utilized in more complex procedures that require spinal stabilization using interbody devices (eg, cage), screws, and rods.