All About Back Pain Treatments

Artificial Disc Replacement Animation

Who can have an artificial disc replacement done to relieve back pain? Find out in this short animation.

Cervical Plates: Provide Neck Stability Using Spinal Instrumentation

A cervical plate is a medically designed implant used to provide neck stability. Cervical plates enhance the rate of fusion and, in some cases, may reduce the need for external bracing following surgery.

Devil's Claw

This herbal remedy is used to reduce pain and inflammation from musculoskeletal disorders (eg, back pain, arthritis).

What Treatments Do Chiropractors Provide?

Although spinal manipulation or adjustment of subluxations is a mainstay of chiropractic care, these specialists also provide many other therapies.

Selecting a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioner

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

X STOP

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.

Medical Errors: Prescriptions and Procedures

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

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.

Therapeutic Spinal Traction

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

What Can Physical Therapy Do for Me?

Learn about physical therapy treatments and tips on how to improve your posture and body mechanics.

Spinal Fusion Animation

Watch this 1-minute animation explaining a spinal fusion: when is it done in spine surgery?
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