All About Back Pain Treatments

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.

Pain Control After Surgery: A Patient's Guide

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

Physical Therapy Overview

As team players, the spine specialist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist all work together with the patient and family members to aid in the patient's recovery process.

Narcotics

Narcotics may be prescribed to control more serious pain. These are classified as controlled substances and are addictive.

Bryan

The Bryan® cervical disc prosthesis is at the forefront of cervical arthroplasty and is available today. However, many questions about cervical disc replacement remain to be answered and include the effect to adjacent spinal levels and the device's longevity.

Bryan

The criteria for selection for placement of the Bryan® disc prosthesis are more strict than that for anterior cervical fusion surgery.The technique for implanting the Bryan artificial disc are explained and illustrated.

Stabilization Training

Research indicates an association between chronic low back pain and muscle weakness. The trunk and pelvic muscles are most affected. Lumbar stabilization training can improve the strength, endurance, balance and control of these muscles.

Coping with Arthritis

In the past, doctors advised arthritis patients to rest and avoid exercise. Rest remains important, but doing nothing results in weak muscles, stiff joints, reduced mobility, and lost vitality.

Massage: What Should I Expect?

Learn what to expect when you start getting massage therapy.
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