Using a variety of spiritual tools, you can rise above your chronic pain so that you restore joy to your life and live an expanded existence even when your pain continues. Learn about reframing your thoughts.
Many studies have concluded that people with chronic pain frequently rely on religious activities or beliefs, including prayer, to help them cope. Is prayer or meditation something you should consider as part of your pain management plan?
If you are scheduled to have spinal surgery, one way to relieve your anxiety about the procedure is to learn all you can about the procedure. This article includes some sample questions that you can take with you to your next appointment.
A spinal tap is a procedure done to look for infection, cancers, and bleeding in this area by taking a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid. This video animation explains why the procedure is useful and will reassure patients.
Watch this Vertebral Fusion Animation to learn why spine surgeons recommend this type of spine surgery: is it right for your spine condition? Learn about spinal instability and see how spinal fusion is done.
In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain. You'll do a mix of passive and active treatments: read about the differences in those treatments and how PT will help you recover from back pain or neck pain.