All About Back Pain Treatments

Drugs and Medications Center

The SpineUniverse Drugs and Medications Center explains over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications used to treat back pain and neck pain.

Nerve, Fusion, and Implant Complications of Spine Surgery

Your spine surgeon will explain the potential benefits and complications related to your overall health, and the particular type of spine surgery recommended.

Is Acupuncture Effective to Help or Reduce Back Pain, and is it Safe?

Today, as people are becoming more aware of alternative treatments—and seeking pain relief options that do not include medication—acupuncture seems to have jumped to the top of many people’s radar.

Raising Awareness of Opioid Use in Older Adults and the Elderly

SpineUniverse reported on a study that indicated a 10% increase in opioid addiction or dependency in patients prescribed such medications to treat postoperative pain.

Recovery from Lumbar Fusion Surgery

What to expect after lumbar fusion surgery during recovery includes post-operative activities, discharge instructions and warning signs that warrant calling your spine surgeon.

Should I Consider Artificial Disc Replacement for My Back or Neck Pain?

A spinal neurosurgeon and leader in total disc replacement, shares his thoughts on the current state of this surgical alternative to spinal fusion.

Spinal Injections Animation

Spinal injection treatment video animation explains pain management procedures that help reduce neck and back pain and offer diagnostic information.

Anesthesia - Questions and Answers

Answers to patient’s questions about anesthesia and spine surgery includes important information you should discuss with your doctor before you reach the operating room.

Procedure: Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is a type of decompression spine surgery performed in the low back. The purpose of the procedure is to remove nerve compression often caused by a herniated disc and/or bony overgrowths called osteophytes.

Spinal Bracing Center

The SpineUniverse Spinal Bracing Center covers the basics of when braces are used to treat spinal conditions.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Selective (Transforaminal) Epidural Spinal Injection

By stopping or limiting nerve inflammation, the epidural injection may promote healing.

Regenerative Medicine Procedures, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Information about the types of specialists who may perform stem cell therapies, how a procedure may be performed, and potential risks.

Facet Joint Block Animation

Facet joint block video animation demonstrates how this spinal injection treats neck or back pain caused by a cervical or lumbar spine condition.

Stem Cell Therapy, Spine Care and Treatment

Are you considering stem cell therapy to help treat your neck or back pain? What you should know about stem cell therapy before pursuing this treatment.

Stem Cell Therapy and Spine Care

Stem cell therapy might be the non-surgical solution to back and neck pain, and medical practices offering this therapy report a surge of interest from patients. Spine experts, Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, and Zorica Buser, PhD, shed light on the science and stigma of stem cell therapy.
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