All About Back Pain Treatments

Eucalyptus

Herbal preparations may help clear chest congestion, kill bacteria, increase blood flow, reduce swelling, and ease tired sore muscles.

Echinacea

The herb contains copper, enzymes, fatty acids, glucose, potassium, protein, resin, sulfur, tannins, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Devil's Claw

This herbal remedy is used to reduce pain and inflammation from musculoskeletal disorders (eg, back pain, arthritis).

Comfrey

Comfrey is used to treat the following: bedsores, stings, bruises, burns, dry skin, dermatitis, leg ulcers, rashes, and sunburn.

Chamomile: German and Roman (English)

Chamomile stimulates appetite, is used as a nerve tonic, and to aid sleep. It may be used as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum infections.

Celery Seed

These seeds are used to treat high blood pressure, nervousness and anxiety, muscle spasms, and to stimulate appetite.

Cayenne

Capsaicin, which makes cayenne taste hot, may help lower body temperature. Cayenne may improve circulation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prevent blood clots, and heart disease.

Cats Claw

This herb is used to cleanse the intestinal tract, has antioxidant properties, may enhance the action of white blood cells and may act as an anti-inflammatory.

Burdock

Burdock is an herbal remedy that is used for liver and gallbladder function, and can help relieve gout, arthritis and other inflammatory ailments.

Barberry

The bark and stems may be used medicinally to decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, slow breathing, reduce bronchial congestion (mucus), reduce fever and swelling, and treat arthritis and psoriasis (ointment form).

Aloe

Aloe, a clear thick gel-like substance, flows from the inside of cut leaves. Aloe can be used externally and internally.

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.

Why Medical Clearance Before Spine Surgery?

Medical clearance before spine surgery evaluates your general health, existing medical problems or comorbidities, and risk potential for complications. This pre-operative clearance provides information your surgeon uses to reduce risks before, during and after back or neck surgery.

Cervical Disc Replacement for Neck or Arm Pain

Cervical disc replacement is considered an option for some patients with arm or neck pain, and symptoms related to a problem involving one or two cervical discs.

Prayer as a Component of Managing Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain frequently rely on religious activities or beliefs, including prayer, to help them cope. Is prayer or meditation something you should consider as part of your pain management plan?
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