All About Back Pain Treatments

Spine Surgery: The Last Resort

Most back surgery is done to relieve pressure from the nerve or stabilize a segment of the spine.The causes of pinched nerves are many, including vertebral fractures, bulging discs, or bone spurs, just to name a few. Different reasons, different surgical options.

Spinal Fusion, Dynamic Fusion, and Disc Replacement

If the spine becomes too unstable, conditions and pain may worsen. The goal of this type of surgery is to stabilize the vertebrae.

Questions to Ask Your Physiatrist

How to be better prepared for your appointment with a physiatrist includes knowing questions to ask. Bring this list with you so that you're prepared for your appointment with the physiatrist.

What Treatments Do Physiatrists Provide?

Physiatrists do not perform surgery; instead, they utilize non-surgical treatment methods such as pain medications and spinal injections. Article covers physiatry treatments.

What Disorders Do Physiatrists Treat?

Physiatrists are most concerned with overall quality of life. To that end, they treat the whole patient, not just one part of the body.

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.
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