Thirty-one pairs of nerve roots exit from the spinal cord through spaces between the vertebrae. When those spaces are compromised, nerves can be compressed, which equals pain. Conditions that can compress nerves and surgical treatments are explained.
The Pain Management Center on SpineUniverse helps you understand various pain management treatments and techniques. Learn about spinal pumps, spinal cord stimulation, and other treatments pain management specialists use to help chronic pain sufferers find pain relief.
Chiropractors can specialize in many areas, including orthopaedics, neurology, sports injuries, and nutrition. Answer these questions to determine if you've chosen the right chiropractor to fit your needs.
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.
The goal of a facet rhizotomy is to relieve back pain by "shutting off" the pain signals. Facet rhizotomies are also called radiofrequency rhizotomies, and they are pain management techniques that target the nerves near the facet joints.
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.
The treatments offered by pain management specialists are almost as diverse as the spine pain problems treatment aims to manage. Learn what a pain management specialist can do to help you find pain relief for your chronic back pain.
During your first appointment with a pain management specialist, he will perform an examination and ask you many questions about your pain. Listed here are 10 common questions to help you prepare for your appointment.