All About Back Pain Treatments

Regular Exercise Reduces Anxiety Associated with Chronic Pain

To combat the multi-faceted nature of chronic back pain, doctors often suggest that patients exercise. Article explains a new report that finds that regular exercise may help reduce the symptoms of chronic pain, especially if they have anxiety.

Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

Stress can make your back pain or neck pain worse (or it can even cause back pain!). Learn about 5 tips for managing stress and back pain.

Top 5 Questions About Massage for Spine Pain Answered

Massage is a popular treatment option for people with back and neck pain. Does it matter where you go for massage therapy?

Microsurgical Treatment of Herniated Discs

Read about how minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to treat herniated discs.

Analgesics for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Analgesics are pain-relieving drugs often taken to help reduce back or neck pain. You may know them better as painkillers, and some are narcotics.

Neuropathic Drugs and Medications

Neuropathic pain is characterized by chronic burning, tingling, and numbness.This article explores the medication options for neuropathic pain.

Prescription Lidoderm Patches May Help Relieve Back Pain

Lidoderm is a topic lidocaine patch 5% that may help reduce nerve-related back or neck pain.

Oral Steroids and Back Pain

This article describes the basics of oral steroids, which come in tablets, capsules, or syrups.

Anti-Depressants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

While the pain-relieving ability of antidepressants isn’t fully understood, it’s believed that these drugs work in the central nervous system to reduce pain signals.

CNS Depressants: Treatment for Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

Back and neck pain can be hard to live with, but adding an anxiety or sleep disorder can truly damage your quality of life.

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Painful muscle spasms in your back or neck may be eased by taking a muscle relaxant medication your doctor prescribes.

Nerve Blocks: Medication Injections

Blocks with local anesthetic can be used to control acute pain. Blocks often provide diagnostic information, helping to determine the source of the pain.

The Truth about Cortisone Shots

Today, with a careful assessment of the benefits, cortisone is a very useful and effective tool in treating back pain.

Ultrasound Warms Neck or Back Muscles for Active Physical Therapy

Ultrasound is a passive modality: a supplement to the primary treatment (e.g. exercise). Passive modalities typically are used to relax the patient, a distraction from pain, and/or to warm muscles for exercise.

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become a standard of care for people with chronic back and neck pain. Neurosurgeon answers the questions patients ask.
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