All About Back Pain Treatments

Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy

High-power lasers are typically found in physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices.....

How Spine Surgery Treats Cervical Myelopathy and Deformity

A neurosurgeon explains his diagnosis and treatment of a patient with cervical myelopathy and deformity.

6 Ways to Lower Your Back and Neck Pain Prescription Drug Costs

Given the rising drug costs, more people are facing the choice between scrimping to afford a prescription and suffering from back pain.

Buying From Online Pharmacies: Does the Convenience Outweigh the Risks?

Alarmingly, drugs sold online may be counterfeit (fake), contaminated, or have too high or too low a dose.

Raising Awareness of Opioid Use in Older Adults and the Elderly

SpineUniverse reported on a study that indicated a 10% increase in opioid addiction or dependency in patients prescribed such medications to treat postoperative pain.

10 Back and Neck Pain Medication Safety Tips

Much can be lost in translation from the time your physician writes your prescription to when your pharmacist fills it. These 10 tips will help you advocate for your health in the complex world of prescription drugs.

Pain Management Center

The Pain Management Center on SpineUniverse helps you understand various pain management treatments and techniques. Learn about spinal pumps, spinal cord stimulation, and other treatments pain management specialists use to help chronic pain sufferers find pain relief.

Opioids for Chronic Neck Pain: Nonopioid Treatment Options

Lisa is worried about managing her chronic neck pain without prescription drugs. Three physicians answer questions about alternative treatment options.

Other Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures

There are many different types of medications that doctors may prescribe to treat osteoporosis and help reduce the risk for a painful spinal fracture.

Osteoporosis Drug Shows Promise for Fracture Prevention

Osteoporosis affects many postmenopausal women. This study compared alendronate and romosozumab to determine which drug better reduced fracture risk.

Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Vertebral Augmentation Implant: Treatments for Spinal Compression Fractures

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty help to relieve the pain associated with osteoporotic compression fractures.These procedures relieve pain, and reduce and stabilize fractures.

Healing Power of Man’s Best Friend—and Cats, too/Pets Can Be Powerful Medicine

Pain medicine specialist, Steven Richeimer, MD, explains why having a pet, or interacting with a trained dog or cat may improve a pain patient's quality of life.

6 Ways Regular Exercise Affects Chronic Pain

An analysis of 33 different studies concluded that exercise reduces pain and improves physical functionality related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Diabetes and Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for certain issues, such as infection and slower healing. If you have diabetes and will undergo spine surgery, you need to make special accommodations to ensure a successful surgery and recovery.

Spine Surgery Overview

Is spine surgery your only option for back pain? This article helps patients understand when a spine procedure may be recommended.