Back Pain Patient Guides

Patients' Guide to Spinal Cancer

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of spinal cancer are essential to effective care and quality of life. To better understand what spinal cancer is, who is at risk, and how spinal cancer is diagnosed and treated, read patient-friendly information written by spinal cancer experts.

Patients' Guide to Outpatient Spine Surgery

Improvements in technology and surgical techniques have allowed for more spine surgeries to be performed outside of the traditional hospital setting and in outpatient spine surgery centers. Learn about preparing for outpatient spine surgery, the procedures, and postoperative care and recovery.

Patients Guide to Non-Fusion, Motion Preserving Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Learn more about the first and only motion preserving minimally invasive treatment for moderate to severe spinal stenosis post decompression.

A Patient Guide to Bone Growth Stimulation

This Guide introduces you to bone growth stimulation (BGS) as a therapy after spinal fusion. Your surgeon can prescribe BGS for your use as a supplemental treatment after a cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine surgery that includes a fusion procedure or, as a non-surgical treatment of failed fusion.

Patient Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Problems

Could an SI joint problem cause your low back pain? Lower back pain can be caused by many disorders including degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, trauma, pregnancy, childbirth, hip problems, and the sacroiliac joint.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

This spine surgery is minimally invasive because surgery is performed through one or more small incisions or punctures through which tubular retractors or an endoscope is inserted. MIS helps to reduce the risk of infection and decrease pain, facilitates faster recovery, and improves back muscle function.

Patient Guide to Healthy Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

We've put together this Patients' Guide to help you make healthy lifestyle choices every day as you take care of your rheumatoid arthritis. We cover diet, exercise, and stress management.

Spinal Fractures & Kyphoplasty

Age-related bone loss occurs silently and without warning. Your bones may not feel weaker, but back pain or a change in posture may indicate that bone loss has occurred.

Patient Guide to Taking Control of Lower Back Pain

Beginning of a 6-part doctor-reviewed series on taking control of your lower back pain.
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