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All About Back Pain Treatments

Herbal Remedies: Roman Chamomile

Chamomile is a herbal remedy that helps treat irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis, and wards off colds.

Herbal Remedies: Wintergreen

Oil of wintergreen is a herbal remedy is used externally for its anti-inflammatory properties for arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and sore muscles.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Practices and Treatments Defined

Complementary and alternative medicine, CAM is popular and includes such therapies as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic medicine and many others, which are discussed here.

Herbal Remedies: St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort has become a popular herbal remedy for its ability to lift the spirit and control mild depression.

Supplements to Keep a Healthy Spine

This introductory article about supplements to keep a healthy spine provides links to dietary, herbal, and vitamin supplements.

Herbal Supplements for Back Pain

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.

Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain Better than Mainstream Methods

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.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Back Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used to help treat back pain. Learn about the basics of TCM in this article.

Understanding Lumbar Fusion Surgery

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.

Natural Remedies to Soothe Stress and Ease Anxiety

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.

Spinal Conditions Treated by Complementary and Alternative Medicine

When conventional medicine fails to relieve your back or neck pain, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may help.

Can Therapeutic Massage Help Relieve Back Pain?

Therapeutic massage is an alternative treatment for people with a variety of spine conditions. Learn how you can get back pain relief with massage. Here are 5 things to know about therapeutic massage.

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.

Surgery for Herniated Disc with Sciatica: Find the Right Surgeon, Ask the Right Questions

Assuming that surgery has been recommended for your lumbar herniated disc and sciatica, the first step in getting well and pain free is finding a surgeon who is a good fit for you.

Spinal Fusion Animation

Watch this 1-minute animation explaining a spinal fusion: when is it done in spine surgery?