All About Back Pain Treatments

Cervical Fusion

A cervical fusion can help relieve your neck pain. A neurosurgeon explains how after detailing the parts of your spinal anatomy that can cause neck pain.

Herbal Remedies: Wintergreen

Oil of wintergreen is a herbal remedy is used externally for its anti-inflammatory properties for arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and sore muscles.

Facet Rhizotomy Procedure: What to Expect

Information to help patients prepare for a facet rhizotomy and what to expect after the procedure. Facet rhizotomy is a pain management treatment option used for chronic pain.

Pain Control After Surgery: Methods You May Be Using

Pain control after surgery. This guide is provided by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Public Health Service.

Herbal Remedies: Jamaican Dogwood

Jamaican dogwood is used as a sedative and anodyne for insomnia caused by pain or nervous tension and is effective for many aliments like neuralgia, migraines, menstruation cramps, sciatica, earaches, and toothaches.

Non-deformity Spinal Bracing: What is the evidence?

Information about non-deformity spinal braces used to treat disorders such as whiplash.

Finding a Massage Therapist

The best way to find a massage therapist is to get a referral from a friend who gets massage therapy, a health professional who is knowledgable about alternative healthcare, or by contacting the American Massage Therapy Association.

Transforaminal Epidural Injections Treat Leg and Back Pain

Epidural glucocortoid, or steroid, spinal injections are commonly given to patient with leg and/or back pain to relieve pain and improve mobility.

I Still Have Back Pain! Now What?

For your back pain that won't go away, you can try a multidisciplinary approach. A combination of different treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, and core strengthening exercises, may bring relief from pain.

Discectomy and Microdiscectomy

Both a discectomy and a microdiscectomy are surgical procedures that are used to remove herniated or ruptured discs.

Back Pain and Degenerative Disc Disease: Are Artificial Discs the Solution?

Surgeons are excited about a new technology that could significantly help patients with degenerative disc disease. Learn why an artificial disc may be a better solution than lumbar fusion and how it could relieve pain caused by disc disease.

Nerve Slides for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause neck pain and arm pain. Article covers nerve slide exercises and stretches to help treat thoracic outlet syndrome.

Pain Control and Surgery: Plan

A guideline to help you discuss post-operative pain management.

What Treatments Do Physical Therapists Provide?

Physical therapy blends many different types of treatments, some are passive, such as heat and cold treatment. Active therapies are those that involve the patient's participation, such as stretching and exercises.

Pain Control and Surgery: Benefits and Risks

Pain management following spine surgery is explained including the benefits and risks.
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