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All About Back Pain Treatments

The McKenzie System

The McKenzie system is a method of evaluating and treating spinal disorders developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie.

Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist or Doctor about Medications

Communication with your doctor and pharmacist is vital when it comes to taking drugs and medications. Understanding your treatment will better help you reduce your back and neck pain. This article contains common drugs and medications questions to ask your doctor and pharmacist.

Neuropathic Drugs and Medications

Neuropathic pain is characterized by chronic burning, tingling, and numbness. Neuropathic pain is a special and complex type of pain in how it's treated. This article explores the medication options for neuropathic pain.

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Muscle relaxants are a class of medications that treat muscle problems, such as spasms. This article describes the benefits and side effects of muscle relaxants.

Biologic Drugs for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Unlike drugs and medications that are made from chemicals, biologic drugs are derived from human and animal cells.

Anti-depressants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Anti-depressants are a treatment option for back and neck pain. Doctors prescribe these medications for a number of reasons: to reduce pain and muscle tension, help regain healthy sleep patterns, and address the mental and emotional sides of pain.

Opioids for Severe Back Pain and Neck Pain

Opioids treat severe pain. However, they have a negative stigma of addiction and substance abuse. When taken as directed, opioids are a safe and effective treatment option for relieving severe chronic back pain and neck pain.

Analgesics for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Analgesics are a large class of pain-relieving drugs that are available in oral or topical form. This article describes different analgesics from the treatment of neck and back pain, both over-the-counter and prescription types.

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.

Use of Biologics in Spine Surgery

Learn about the advances in biologic materials in spine surgery. Here, Jeffrey C. Wang, MD a practicing spine surgeon and researcher answers our questions during an interview with SpineUniverse.

Spine Surgery Center

Our Spine Surgery Center has everything you need to know about spine surgery: risks, benefits, and easy-to-understand articles that explain the procedures.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS works to decrease pain perception and may be used to control acute and chronic pain. It may also be used with other treatments such as exercise.

Hot and Cold Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. Learn more in this article.

BMPs and Biologic Materials in Spine Surgery

There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the use of BMP in spine surgery. Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, a practicing spine surgeon and leader in the field of biologic materials, answers our questions in the insightful interview.

Physical Therapy: TENS, Ultrasound, Heat and Cryotherapy

Learn about common passive physical therapy treatments for back and neck pain, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, and heat and cold therapy in this article.
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