All About Back Pain Treatments

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Neck and Back Pain

TENS works to decrease pain perception and may be used to control acute and chronic pain. It may also be used with other treatments such as exercise.

Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization

Mobilization is a hands-on manual therapy designed to restore joint movement, power, and range of motion.

Causes of Failed Back Surgery Are Multifactorial

"How can surgeons reduce the risk for failed back surgery syndrome?" is the question Dr. Ralph Rashbaum answers.

Supplements to Keep a Healthy Spine

People of all ages take supplements for the impressive, albeit disputed, array of health claims. Some supplements might even help manage your back and neck pain.

Hot and Cold Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. Learn more in this article.

Exercise and Physical Therapy

Exercise improves strength, range of motion, and flexibility to help heal your spine and prevent back and neck pain.

Physical Therapy Center

In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain.

Biologic Drugs for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Biologic drugs are a special, complex class of medications that help treat spinal inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Spinal Cord Stimulation FAQs

Will a spinal cord stimulator free you from your back pain? This and other FAQs are answered by F. Todd Wetzel, MD.

Interspinous Process Decompression

Discover how interspinous process decompression (IPD)—a minimally invasive spine surgery—can ease your back pain, and learn about its benefits and risks.

Acupressure: A Safe Alternative Therapy

Acupressure involves applying precise pressure to any of 650 body pressure points to help treat back/neck pain related to a spinal disorder.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

These sample questions and guidelines will help you prepare for your visit with an osteopathic doctor.

Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed and creates pressure on the spinal cord.

Post-Operative Care: Activity, Incision Care, Rehab and Recovery

Each day following spine surgery the patient is encouraged to increase physical activity and to be as independent as possible.

What Is Post-operative Care?

Post-operative recovery starts in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).
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