All About Back Pain Treatments

BMPs and Biologic Materials in Spine Surgery

There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the use of BMP in spine surgery. A practicing spine surgeon and leader in the field of biologic materials, answers our questions in the insightful interview.

Epidural Steroid Injection Before Spine Surgery May Boost Infection Risk

While lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) are considered a safe treatment and diagnostic tool, they come with risks.

Solid Growth: Bone Grafts’ Role in Spine Surgery and Fusion Success

Ever-advancing medical technology has afforded patients undergoing neck or back spinal fusion surgery a wealth of options when it comes to bone grafts.

Drugs and Medications Center

The SpineUniverse Drugs and Medications Center explains everything you need to know about over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat back pain and neck pain.

Depression is Connected to Back Pain

Treating chronic pain is more than treating the physical symptoms because chronic pain can involve an emotional component.

Alternative Treatments Center

The SpineUniverse Alternative Treatment Center can help you find trustworthy information about complementary and integrative alternative practices.

Foraminotomy: Taking Pressure off Spinal Nerves

A spine surgeon explains spinal nerve compression and how it may be treated by surgical decompression, a foraminotomy.

NSAIDs for Neck or Back Pain: Helpful or Harmful to You?

Over a period of time, NSAIDs can raise blood pressure and effect kidney function.

Selecting a Complementary, Alternative or Integrative Health Practitioner

More people are looking into complementary, alternative and/or integrative health treatments to treat back and neck pain.

Visit to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

Similar to your medical doctor, your chiropractor will need your complete medical history including x-rays and MRI studies relevant to your current condition.

What Is Post-operative Care?

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

Connecting Back Pain to Depression and Anxiety

As researchers are learning more about the links between pain, depression and anxiety, they are also gaining insight into ways to break the cycle of pain and emotional distress.

Spine Surgeon Tells Patients How to Prepare for an Appointment

Since most of us aren’t likely to have much time with a specialist, we asked Lali Sekhon, MD to share his advice on making the most of your doctor’s visit.

6 Topics to Help You Talk with Your Spine Surgeon

SpineUniverse spoke with Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS to obtain his advice about preparing for and getting the most from an appointment or consultation with a spine surgeon.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery Treats Low Back Pain

ALIF may be recommended to treat certain spinal conditions that may cause back and/or leg pain or instability.
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