All About Back Pain Treatments

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Education and Training

Orthopaedic spine surgeons are highly educated medical professionals who specialize in treating all types of spinal disorders and conditions.

What is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon?

Orthopaedic spine specialists are orthopaedists who further specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions.

Second Opinion on Spine Surgery: Rude or Smart?

Most people don't dare to ask for a second opinion?" Although patients may want to get a second opinion, many feel it is being disrepectful. Is it?

Chiropractic Care Includes More than Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic care is more than spinal manipulation: learn what else will happen at your chiropractor's office as he/she treats your back pain.

Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Therapy

Gentle water exercises use the water's resistance to build muscle strength and flexibility. Water exercise can benefit people who find weight bearing exercise difficult (or painful) on dry land.

Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy

High-power lasers are typically found in physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices.....

How Spine Surgery Treats Cervical Myelopathy and Deformity

A neurosurgeon explains his diagnosis and treatment of a patient with cervical myelopathy and deformity.

6 Ways to Lower Your Back and Neck Pain Prescription Drug Costs

Given the rising drug costs, more people are facing the choice between scrimping to afford a prescription and suffering from back pain.

Buying From Online Pharmacies: Does the Convenience Outweigh the Risks?

Alarmingly, drugs sold online may be counterfeit (fake), contaminated, or have too high or too low a dose.

Pain Management Center

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.

Opioids for Chronic Neck Pain: Nonopioid Treatment Options

Lisa is worried about managing her chronic neck pain without prescription drugs. Three physicians answer questions about alternative treatment options.

Other Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures

There are many different types of medications that doctors may prescribe to treat osteoporosis and help reduce the risk for a painful spinal fracture.

Osteoporosis Drug Shows Promise for Fracture Prevention

Osteoporosis affects many postmenopausal women. This study compared alendronate and romosozumab to determine which drug better reduced fracture risk.

Healing Power of Man’s Best Friend—and Cats, too/Pets Can Be Powerful Medicine

Pain medicine specialist, Steven Richeimer, MD, explains why having a pet, or interacting with a trained dog or cat may improve a pain patient's quality of life.

6 Ways Regular Exercise Affects Chronic Pain

An analysis of 33 different studies concluded that exercise reduces pain and improves physical functionality related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
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