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All About Back Pain Treatments

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.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you're considering spine surgery, you may want to find out if minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is an option for you. Compared to open spine surgery, MISS offers several advantages, such as less pain after surgery and a quicker recovery.

Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Because of rapid advances in technology, many spine conditions, such as sciatica and spinal stenosis, can be treated using minimally invasive spine surgery.

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) uses advanced technology to treat back and neck pain caused by a variety of spine conditions. With a quicker recovery time than open approaches, MISS is becoming an attractive option for many patients.

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain

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

Back Pain Treatment Options

If you are a back pain sufferer, talk to your doctor about what treatment options are best for you. This article (part of a back pain treatments article series) discusses the most commonly used treatments for back pain available today, including drugs and medications to bring pain relief.

Spine Surgeons’ Role in Preventing Failed Back Syndrome

Dr. Ralph Rashbaum, an orthopaedic surgeon answers the question, "Do all roads lead back to the operating room when it comes to failed back surgery?"

What Disorders Do Physiatrists Treat?

Physiatrists are most concerned with overall quality of life. To that end, they treat the whole patient, not just one part of the body.
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