All About Back Pain Treatments

Intraoperative Spinal Monitoring

The purpose of intraoperative spinal monitoring is to notify the surgeon of potential injury to vital neural structures at a time when a clinical examination is not possible, while the patient is under anesthesia in the operating room.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Minimally invasive techniques for spinal procedures are beginning to replace traditional procedures with significant improvements in patient recovery and overall success.

Types of Cortisone Injections

Cortisone falls into a group of chemicals called steroids. However, cortisone is very different from anabolic steroids sometimes abused by athletes.

Physical Therapy: An Overview

Based on the patient's evaluation and objective measurement, the type of treatment may include a muscle strengthening program, a flexibility and general conditioning program, and pain management program.

Trends in Prescription Medication Abuse

A report generated by the United States Federal government reviews trends in prescription medication abuse among teenagers.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy Information for Facet Joint Pain

A medial branch neurotomy is a non-surgical procedure that helps to relieve neck, mid-back, and low back pain.

Role of the Pain Management Specialist

Pain management speicalists are concerned about the patient's ability to function and their quality of life.

Spine Specialists On-Call: Pain Management Options for Chronic Pain

Daniel S. Bennett, MD talks with SpineUniverse about the management of chronic pain, particularly in light of recent controversies of many prescription pain medications.

IDET Controversy: Answers from a Pain Management Specialist

If you have discogenic pain, IDET is a treatment option for you. However, it's relatively new, so some medical professionals consider it experimental. A pain management specialist responds to those challenges.

Purpose of Braces in Spine Surgery

While recovering from spine surgery you may be instructed to wear a brace, which is a type of orthotic that helps to hold everything immobile while the spine heals.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch manual approach that enhances the body's natural healing capabilities. For nearly 30 years is has been shown to be effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and loss of function.

Back Support Myths and Indications for Spinal Bracing

Learn about back support myths and indications for spinal bracing.

Spiritual Tools to Help You Move Beyond Neck and Back Pain

Using a variety of spiritual tools, you can rise above your chronic pain so that you restore joy to your life and live an expanded existence even when your pain continues. Learn about reframing your thoughts.

Prayer as a Component of Managing Chronic Pain

Many studies have concluded that people with chronic pain frequently rely on religious activities or beliefs, including prayer, to help them cope. Is prayer or meditation something you should consider as part of your pain management plan?

New Technologies in Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation

Recent advances in several different fields are significantly impacting anterior cervical spine fixation. Material engineering has developed several types of new materials to replace traditionally used bone products and titanium.
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