All About Back Pain Treatments

NSAIDs and Peptic Ulcers

Certain NSAIDs can hinder the mechanisms that protect the stomach lining from the development of a peptic ulcer.

Artificial Discs -- Surgical Fad or Real Breakthrough?

The ideal patient for a cervical disc protrusion arthroplasty is the same patient we would consider for an anterior cervical fusion.

Transforaminal Selective Endoscopic Discectomy: Recovery, Complications, Procedure and Contraindications

An explanation of why selective endoscopic discectomy works as well as possible complications and contraindications.

Spinal Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulators

Although far from panaceas, spinal pumps and spinal cord stimulators have proven to be very effective with carefully selected patients whose severe pain persists despite prior treatment efforts.

Magnets and Pain: Terms Defined

Many of the terms associated with magnet therapy are defined.

Magnets and Pain: Controversies, Complications, and Safety

A discussion of the scientific controversies associated with magnet therapy and information for consumers.

Questions and Answers About Using Magnets to Treat Pain

Scientists have found that electromagnets can be used to speed the healing of bone fractures that are not healing well.

References: Magnets and Pain

References to the article "Questions and Answers About Using Magnets to Treat Pain."

Epidural Steroid Injections and Corticosteroids

An epidural injection allows the physician to administer a more potent dose of corticosteroid medication where it is needed.

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections and Back Pain

Pinpointing the cause of back or neck pain is difficult. The cause may not be as obvious as a herniated disc.

Steroids, Cortisone, Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids

Cortisone and cortisone-like steroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications.

An Introduction to Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery was developed out of the desire to effectively treat disorders of the spinal discs with minimal muscle-related injury and with rapid recovery. Learn the basics of minimally invasive surgery here.

Physical Therapist Education and Training

Some physical therapists pursue advanced training and certification in areas such as geriatic, neurologic, orthopaedic, and sports care.

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are medical professionals who treat people of all ages with health-related problems that limit physical function.

Why Do I Have to Wear a Brace?

Bracing may be prescribed to help prevent scoliosis - an abnormal curvature of the spine - from progressing.
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