All About Back Pain Treatments

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.

What Disorders Do Physical Therapists Treat?

Physical therapy is often an integral part of the non-surgical and postoperative care of patients with spinal disorders. Includes a list of spine conditions commonly treated with physical therapy

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Learn the basics of chiropractic, including how chiropractors determine if chiropractic care is best for you. Covers spinal manipulation and explains how chiropractors can address your back pain or neck pain.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic

Article answers frequently asked questions about chiropractic care. Find out how often you’ll need to visit a chiropractor to ease your back pain, as well as how to choose a good chiropractor for your back or neck pain.

Charité Artificial Disc - Clinical Results Tell the Story

The Charité Artificial Disc is a single-level artificial disc that was approved by the FDA in October 2004.

Charité Artificial Disc versus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Currently the Charité Artificial Disc is only approved for patients with single-level degenerative disc disease between L4/L5 or L5/S1.

Chiropractic Treatment of Back Pain: Facts & Statistics

Quick facts and statistics about chiropractic care for back pain. For example, learn what conditions chiropractors can treat, as well as what treatments chiropractors provide beyond spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment).

Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Using the Bryan

Replacement of the cervical disc with an artificial disc does not require bone grafting, maintains motion and balance.

Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy Treated Using an Artificial Disc

Patient case report illustrates the management of single level cervical myelopathy through an anterior disc replacement procedure.

Preparing for Spine Surgery

You are going to have spinal surgery (a spinal fusion). This article provides a walk-through of typical post-operative expectations and procedures.

Water Exercises for Rehabilitation

Athletes who are recovering from an injury or surgery can stay fit by doing water-based strengthening, stretching, proprioceptive, and sport-specific exercises.
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