All About Back Pain Treatments

Education and Training for Alternative Medicine Practitioners

The education and training of alternative medicine practitioners varies based on where you live and the specialty of the CAM practitioner.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Back Pain

Author, a specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides an alternative angle of understanding low back pain through the model of TCM.

Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain Better than Mainstream Methods

A research team found that acupuncture delivered more relief to back pain patients than standard treatments-- even if toothpicks were used instead of needles.

Spinal Conditions Treated by Complementary and Alternative Medicine

When conventional medicine fails to relieve your back or neck pain, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may help.

iFuse System For Sacroiliac Joint Pain Shows High Success Rate and Patient Satisfaction

The iFuse system showed a high rate of patient satisfaction and was linked to reduced need for opioid medications.

Laser Therapy Shines as an Alternative Complementary Treatment for Pain Management and Healing

Low level laser therapy, or "cold laser" has been found to be effective in treating many different conditions.

Stem Cells and Degenerative Disc Disease

SpineUniverse interviewed Kaliq Chang, MD—an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist about stem cells in the treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Back Pain Treatment by a Physiatrist

Physiatrists are trained in electrodiagnostic medicine, which are tests that measure the efficiency of nerve and muscle functions.

Physical Therapists: Professionals Working Toward Wellness

Physical therapists are highly educated medical professionals who work with patients toward wellness and injury prevention.

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Spine surgeons are always seeking new ways to perform spine surgery in a safe, effective way that will make your recovery less painful and more rapid.

New Drug Development

With new research on disease comes new drug development. Here is a complete understanding of how new medications become a part of our lives.

Physical Therapy: Questions and Answers

Physical therapy combines passive modalities with active exercise to help patients resume normal activities more quickly.

Spinal Fusion and Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Fusions performed with rhBMP-2 are as effective as bone graft without the problems associated with a second surgical site.

Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion

By using special instrumentation and scopes, laparoscopic spinal fusion requires only a small incision in the back. There are numerous benefits to this approach, the most significant being reduced hospital stay and less recuperation time.

Lumbar Fusion Animation

This animation clearly illustrates how a lumbar spinal fusion is done by a spine surgeon.
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