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.
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.
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.
True or false? Most neurosurgeons perform more spine than brain surgery. Learn the answer, as well as other basic information on neurosurgeons. Includes links to information on neurosurgeon education and residency.