All About Back Pain Treatments

What You Should Know About Sciatica and Nonsurgical Treatment

Sciatica is a pain that is usually accompanied by numbness, tingling and occasionally weakness along the course of the sciatic nerve. There are many causes, and a variety nonsurgical treatment options.

Basic Introduction to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Learn all about the recently popularized approaches to spine surgery known as thoracoscopic,laparoscopic,endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures.

Vertebroplasty Reduces Pain Following Spine Fractures

Spine fractures are common and disabling in people with osteoporosis. Learn about what new findings suggest about a procedure called vertebroplasty.

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.

Adult Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

The question what are adult stem cells and pluripotent stem cells is answered along with information about where these cells come from.

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells 101

Regenerative medicine and stems cell therapy is a relative new area of medicine. This information can help your answer questions about the science.

Predicting Return to Play following Lumbar Discectomy in Professional Football Players

Previous research by Dr. Hsu and colleagues demonstrated that younger age and greater experience were linked to increased likelihood of return to play following lumbar discectomy among NFL players.

Spinal Tap Animation

A spinal tap is a procedure done to look for infection, cancers, and bleeding in this area by taking a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid. This video animation explains why the procedure is useful and will reassure patients.

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.

Anterior Disectomy and Fusion Using Simmons Keystone Technique: Discussion

A discussion of the two cases involving anterior discectomy and fusion using the Simmons Keystone technique.

FDA Proposes Labeling Changes to Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposes over-the-counter drug labeling changes to safeguard patients.

Prescription Medications and You

There are some important things you should be aware of when taking prescription medications.

Rigid Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

Article covers 3 common types of rigid spinal braces: the chairback brace, Raney flexion jacket, and Williams brace.

Neck Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

Neck braces are among the most common of all spinal braces (which your doctor may call orthoses or orthotics).

Pre-operative Steps to Spinal Surgery

In this article, you will learn about the pre-operative steps to help you prepare for your procedure.
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