All About Back Pain Treatments

Top 5 Questions About Massage for Spine Pain Answered

Massage is a popular treatment option for people with back and neck pain. Does it matter where you go for massage therapy?

Microsurgical Treatment of Herniated Discs

Read about how minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to treat herniated discs.

Analgesics for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Analgesics are pain-relieving drugs often taken to help reduce back or neck pain. You may know them better as painkillers, and some are narcotics.

Prescription Lidoderm Patches May Help Relieve Back Pain

Lidoderm is a topic lidocaine patch 5% that may help reduce nerve-related back or neck pain.

Oral Steroids and Back Pain

This article describes the basics of oral steroids, which come in tablets, capsules, or syrups.

Anti-Depressants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

While the pain-relieving ability of antidepressants isn’t fully understood, it’s believed that these drugs work in the central nervous system to reduce pain signals.

CNS Depressants: Treatment for Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

Back and neck pain can be hard to live with, but adding an anxiety or sleep disorder can truly damage your quality of life.

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Painful muscle spasms in your back or neck may be eased by taking a muscle relaxant medication your doctor prescribes.

Nerve Blocks: Medication Injections

Blocks with local anesthetic can be used to control acute pain. Blocks often provide diagnostic information, helping to determine the source of the pain.

Ultrasound Warms Neck or Back Muscles for Active Physical Therapy

Ultrasound is a passive modality: a supplement to the primary treatment (e.g. exercise). Passive modalities typically are used to relax the patient, a distraction from pain, and/or to warm muscles for exercise.

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard of care for people with chronic back and neck pain. Neurosurgeon answers the questions patients ask.

Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right

Getting a second opinion can feel awkward or even inappropriate, but it’s a smart practice if you have concerns or doubts.

What Is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a medical specialist who treats diseases and conditions affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, the spine and spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves.

Back Pain and Spas: Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Yoga

Today, spas offer people a wide variety of services, many of which can be very beneficial to the health of your spine.

Physical Therapy: TENS, Ultrasound, Heat and Cryotherapy

Physical therapy to treat neck or back pain usually includes ice and heat, ultrasound and/or TENs; transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation.
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