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All About Back Pain Treatments

Low-dose Opioids May Help Patients Confront Chronic Back Pain

Opioids in various forms—pills, syrups, anal suppositories, injections, intravenous applications, and skin patches—make life easier for countless people who live with debilitating 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.

Interspinous Process Decompression

Discover how interspinous process decompression (IPD)—a minimally invasive spine surgery—can ease your back pain, and learn about its benefits and risks. Also, learn why IPD, such as the X-STOP implant, is used to treat spinal stenosis.

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.

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.

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.