All About Back Pain Treatments

Back and Neck Braces Animation

Has your doctor prescribed a back or neck brace? This video animation explains the purpose of a spinal brace, how they are made, and different types of braces for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine.

Laminotomy versus Laminectomy

Learn the difference between two surgical procedures relating to the lamina. The lamina is a thin, bony plate that covers and protects the spinal canal and spinal cord.

Lumbar Laminectomy Animation

Lumbar laminectomy video animation explains how this surgery treats low back and/or leg pain. Laminectomy is spinal decompression that is performed to remove tissues compressing nerves.

Sacroiliac and Lumbosacral Belts: A Type of Spinal Brace

Sacroiliac and lumbosacral belts are back braces that treat pain in the lumbar spine and sacrum. If you have low back pain, your doctor may recommend one of these spinal braces to immobilize the painful area and allow it to heal. Learn more here.

Rigid Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

Article covers 3 common types of rigid spinal braces: the chairback brace, Raney flexion jacket, and Williams brace.

Neck Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

Neck braces are among the most common of all spinal braces (which your doctor may call orthoses or orthotics).

Molded Jackets: A Type of Spinal Brace

A molded jacket, also called a thoracolumbosacral orthosis, provides rigid stabilization. This brace may treat a number of spinal conditions, including spinal fractures and scoliosis. It can also limit movement after surgery. Learn more here.

Hyperextension Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

A hyperextension brace is a spinal brace used to restrict forward bending to help your spine heal properly. Learn how this treatment may help you recover from a spinal compression fracture or from spine surgery.

Corsets: A Type of Spinal Brace

There are many types of spinal braces.This article focuses on corsets, which are used for low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, injury, or spinal deformity.

Spinal Bracing

Spinal bracing is used for 3 main reasons... An orthotics specialist explains the different types of braces.

What You Should Know About Sciatica and Nonsurgical Treatment

Sciatica is low back and leg pain usually accompanied by numbness, tingling and occasionally weakness along the sciatic nerve. There are many causes, and a variety non-surgical treatment options.

Spinal Surgery Complications Animation

Spine surgery comes with risks, and in this short animation, you'll learn about possible spine surgery complications. This will help you make an informed decision about your back pain treatment plan.

Biofeedback: Questions and Answers

Biofeedback can help a patient to affect a particular function specific to a problem through mental or physical exercises, such as relieving neck pain due to muscle tension.

Mind and Body Treatments for Back Pain

This may help prevent many conditions, including back and neck pain.

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.
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