All About Back Pain Treatments

Drugs and Medications Center

The SpineUniverse Drugs and Medications Center explains everything you need to know about over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat back pain and neck pain.

Depression is Connected to Back Pain

Treating chronic pain is more than treating the physical symptoms because chronic pain can involve an emotional component.

Spinal Bracing Center

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

Alternative Treatments Center

The SpineUniverse Alternative Treatment Center can help you find trustworthy information about complementary and integrative alternative practices.

Foraminotomy: Taking Pressure off Spinal Nerves

A spine surgeon explains spinal nerve compression and how it may be treated by surgical decompression, a foraminotomy.

NSAIDs for Neck or Back Pain: Helpful or Harmful to You?

Over a period of time, NSAIDs can raise blood pressure and effect kidney function.

Selecting a Complementary, Alternative or Integrative Health Practitioner

More people are looking into complementary, alternative and/or integrative health treatments to treat back and neck pain.

Spine Surgery Overview

Is spine surgery your only option for back pain? This article helps patients understand when a spine procedure may be recommended. learn about the differences between an open approach and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Visit to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

Similar to your medical doctor, your chiropractor will need your complete medical history including x-rays and MRI studies relevant to your current condition.

What Is Post-operative Care?

Post-operative recovery starts in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

What Is Spinal Instrumentation and Spinal Fusion?

In this article, learn about the history of spinal instrumentation and fusion, and the hardware used in these procedures.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center

Minimally invasive spine surgery uses advanced technology and innovative techniques to treat back pain and neck pain caused by different types of spinal disorders.

Surgery for Herniated Disc with Sciatica: Find the Right Surgeon, Ask the Right Questions

Assuming that surgery has been recommended for your lumbar herniated disc and sciatica, the first step in getting well and pain free is finding a surgeon who is a good fit for you.

Connecting Back Pain to Depression and Anxiety

As researchers are learning more about the links between pain, depression and anxiety, they are also gaining insight into ways to break the cycle of pain and emotional distress.

Spine Surgeon Tells Patients How to Prepare for an Appointment

Since most of us aren’t likely to have much time with a specialist, we asked Lali Sekhon, MD to share his advice on making the most of your doctor’s visit.
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