All About Back Pain Treatments

Low Back Spinal Fusion vs an Artificial Disc Implant

SpineUniverse’s interview with Jack Zigler, MD continues. Here Dr. Zigler discusses the differences between lumbar spinal fusion and a surgical procedure wherein an artificial low back disc is implanted.

How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Lordosis

Doctor John Regan presents patients with information about how abnormal lordosis is diagnosed and treatment options.

Selecting a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioner

Suggestions to take when selecting a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner.

What is a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.


X STOP is a non-fusion surgical implant for use in treating lumbar spinal stenosis. It's a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure. Learn the benefits and results, and see if it's right for you.

Artificial Cervical Disc Implant Surgery: First of its Kind in US!

SpineUniverse interviews Rick Sasso, M.D., one of the spine surgeons who performed one of the first artificial cervical implant surgery in North America.

Hyperextension Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

A hyperextension brace is a spinal brace used to restrict forward bending to help your spine heal properly. Learn how this treatment may help you recover from a spinal compression fracture or from spine surgery.

Medical Errors: Prescriptions and Procedures

Proactive patients ask questions about their care including keeping track of medications to help prevent medical errors.

Interventional Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Chronic Pain

The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient's overall quality of life.

Pedicle Screws

Pedicle screws can be used in spine surgery to correct spinal deformity. This article explains what they are and how they can be used by your surgeon. This article also contains excellent pictures and diagrams of pedicle screws.

Lumbar Surgery Animation

Surgery of the lower spine can be intimidating. This video animation will help the patient to understand different types of lumbar surgery.

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Spinal Injections

You may have heard about a recent outbreak of meningitis linked to spinal injections for back pain. We have the latest updates on the outbreak and recall, including which states have been affected and symptoms to look out for.

Your Weight May Affect Your Spine Surgery Success

A recent study explores whether obesity affects the outcome of lumbar spine surgery used as a treatment for spinal stenosis.


Deciding whether to have spine surgery can be scary, even if it is minimally invasive. Find out how AxiaLIF-a type of minimally invasive spine surgery-can relieve your back pain, and learn about its advantages and disadvantages.

Therapeutic Spinal Traction

Therapeutic spinal traction uses manually or mechanically created forces to stretch and mobilize the spine.