Video and Animation Directory

Ankylosing Spondylitis Animation

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes the spine to fuse together. It is also called "Bamboo Spine" because AS causes parts of spinal column to look like a stalk of bamboo.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Anterior Cervical Plate Fixation

Watch this fascinating video about a cervical spine surgery option: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with instrumentation.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Animation

ALIF video animation explains anterior lumbar interbody fusion, a type of spine surgery performed to treat spinal conditions that cause low back and leg pain, such as discogenic pain, degenerative disc disease or disc herniation.

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.

Back Pain Exercise Video: All Fours Opposite Arm and Leg Extension

Watch this exercise video to see how to do the all fours opposite arm and leg extension. It’s an exercise that can help relieve pain caused by degenerative disc disease in the low back, and it can strengthen and stabilize your lumbar spine.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Curl-up (Crunch)

For back pain caused by spondylosis or spondylolisthesis, the doctor may recommend curl-ups (also called crunches). Most everyone’s familiar with this exercise, which will help strengthen your core muscles. A strong core better supports your spine.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Knee Lifts (Marching)

If you have back pain (especially back pain with sciatica) caused by spondylosis or spondylolisthesis, your doctor may recommend the knee lift exercise. Video shows you how to do this back pain exercise to help reduce your pain.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Knee to Chest

The knee to chest stretch is one way to relieve pain from degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis. Your doctor may recommend that you do this exercise for your back pain, especially if you have sciatica as well.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Lower Trunk Rotation

Physical therapist-approved exercise video that shows you how to do a lower trunk rotation, a helpful stretch for back pain prevention and treatment.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Opposite Arm and Leg Extension

The opposite arm and leg extension is a great exercise for low back pain caused by a herniated disc. Learn how to do it in this video.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Pelvic Tilt

The pelvic tilt exercise is one of the most important exercises for your low back. Helps with degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. Learn how to do it well in this video.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Piriformis Stretch

A tight piriformis muscle can cause sciatica, pain that radiates from your back and down your leg. Do this piriformis stretch to help relieve that sciatic pain.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Prone on Elbows into Press-up

The prone on elbows exercise can help relieve your back pain caused by a herniated disc. It’s good to do if you have sciatica. Watch this exercise video to see how best to do this back stretch.

Back Pain Exercise Video: Upper Back Extension

Doing upper back extension exercises can help strengthen and stabilize your lower back. If you have back pain from a herniated disc, your doctor may recommend this stretch. Video explains how to do an upper back extension.

Balloon Kyphoplasty Video

Balloon kyphoplasty video about vertebral compression fractures depicts a patient’s story and how this minimally invasive spine surgery can relieve back pain and improve mobility and quality of life.

Causes of Sciatica

If something, such as a herniated disc, pushes on your sciatic nerve, you’ll most likely have sciatic pain. In this video, Dr. Alex Vaccaro goes through several of the most common causes of sciatica.

Cervical Spine Anatomy Animation

Cervical spine anatomy video animation explains the structures in your neck, including the vertebrae, intervertebral discs and ligaments.

Cervical Surgery Animation

Spinal neck surgery video animation explains anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. ACDF is a common cervical spine surgeries to treat neck pain caused by disc herniation.

Common Terms for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon, reviews several common terms you may hear your doctor use when talking about degenerative disc disease. This short video will help you be an informed patient and more fully understand your condition.

Common Terms for Sciatica

Hear an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Alex Vaccaro, explain several common terms your doctor may use when talking about sciatica. This short video will help you be an informed patient and more fully understand your condition.

Common Terms for Spinal Stenosis

Jeffrey Wang, MD, explains medical terms about spinal stenosis, a nerve compression disorder that causes back and neck pain. In this video, see anatomical spinal structures and how they relate to spinal stenosis.

Degenerative Disc Disease Animation

Degenerative disc disease video animation explains DDD symptoms, causes of back and neck pain, and treatment of this spinal disorder.

Degenerative Disc Disease Overview

In this video, you’ll quickly get basic information about degenerative disc disease from Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon.

Degenerative Disc Disease Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. Richard Fessler, explains everything you need to know about degenerative disc disease in this in-depth video series.

Degenerative Disc Replacement Animation

Artificial disc replacement video animation explains how degenerative disc replacement is surgical performed, who is a candidate, and how total disc replacement differs from spinal fusion to treat neck and back pain.

Discography Animation

Discography video animation shows how a discogram may determine if a spinal disc is the cause your back pain and leg pain.

Electrodiagnostics Animation

Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are types of electrodiagnostic tests explained in the video animation. Both EMG and NCV (sometimes called a nerve conduction study, NCS) may be performed to help diagnose the cause of back and/or neck pain.

Exams and Tests for Spinal Stenosis: Video

Learn how spinal stenosis is diagnosed. Doctor Jeffrey Wang, an orthopaedic spine surgeon, explains the examination and tests, such as x-rays needed to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of cervical or lumbar spinal stenosis.

Exercises for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

Three home exercises to manage sciatica pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis in the low back.

Facet Joint Block Animation

Facet joint block video animation demonstrates how this spinal injection treats neck or back pain caused by a cervical or lumbar spine condition.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Bridge Exercise Video

Video shows you how to do a bridge exercise for your low back.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Hamstring Stretch Exercise Video

If you want to keep your back healthy, you should do hamstring stretches every day. Watch this video to learn how and why it’s important to back pain prevention.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Knee to Chest Exercise Video

Doing knee to chest exercises every day can help you keep your back healthy. Make this stretch part of your daily routine, and you can keep your spine strong. This exercise may help prevent back pain.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Lower Trunk Rotation Exercise Video

Learn how to increase the flexibility and mobility of your low back (lumbar spine) and hips by watching the instructions in this brief video.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Pelvic Tilt Exercise Video

To keep your back healthy and strong, you should do the pelvic tilt exercise every day.  Watch how to do a pelvic tilt in this short video, and then get going on your back pain prevention plan.

Intervertebral Disc Explanation | Video

Video: A spine surgeon explains what the intervertebral disc is in this short segment. Helpful if you want to understand what's causing your disc-related back pain.

Low Back Pain Animation

Watch this animation to learn more about low back pain: what are the different types of low back pain? Which type do you have? What kind of back pain treatments will you need?

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.

MRI Animation

MRI video animation demonstrates magnetic resonance imaging, a spinal diagnostic test that produces detailed images of the neck and back.

Myelography Animation

Myelography is a test that produces a myelogram. The results can help diagnose a problem affecting your spine’s nerves or the spinal cord, such as myelopathy.

Neck Pain Animation

Neck pain video animation explains a common cause of cervical spine pain; muscle strain and sprain affecting the neck’s soft tissues. Learn when to seek medical attention for neck pain.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Chin Tucks

To help relieve neck pain caused be cervical degenerative disc disease or whiplash, your doctor may recommend this exercise: chin tucks. Watch this video to learn the best way to do them and how often you should do this neck exercise.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side Bending

For neck conditions, such as whiplash or degenerative disc disease, you may need to do some exercises to strengthen your neck muscles. The side bending stretch featured in this video may help relieve your neck pain.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side-to-Side Head Rotation

You can try to relieve your neck pain by doing the side-to-die head rotation exercise. In this video, you’ll see how to stretch your neck, and you’ll learn how it helps you deal with pain from degenerative disc disease or whiplash.

Neck Pain Overview

In this video, you’ll quickly get basic information about neck pain from Dr. Dan Riew, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in cervical spine surgery.

Neck Pain Prevention: Chin Tuck Exercise Video

You should do chin tucks every day if you want to prevent neck pain. They’re a quick exercise you can do sitting at your desk or at the kitchen table. See how to do chin tucks in this exercise video.

Neck Pain Prevention: Side Bending Exercise Video

As you try to prevent neck pain, it’s a good idea to do the side bending stretch every day. Watch this video to learn how to do it and how it helps you avoid neck pain.

Neck Pain Prevention: Side-to-Side Head Rotation Exercise

Doing the side-to-side head rotation exercise every day can help you prevent neck pain. In this video, you’ll learn how it increases mobility in your cervical spine.

Neck Pain Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. K. Daniel Riew, explains everything you need to know about neck. He reviews the symptoms, causes, and treatments for various types of neck pain in this engaging video series.

Non-surgical Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Richard Fessler reviews your non-surgical treatment options for degenerative disc disease in this short (but very informative) video. Listen to one of the top neurosurgeons explain what you can try before surgery.

Non-surgical Treatment for Neck Pain

Dr. Dan Riew reviews your non-surgical treatment options for neck pain in this short (but very informative) video.

Non-surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Jeffrey Wang reviews non-surgical treatment options for spinal stenosis pain and symptoms affecting the neck and back.

Osteoporosis Animation

What does osteoporosis do to your bones, especially your vertebrae? See in this animation, as well as learn about osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Animation

PLIF video animation explains posterior lumbar interbody fusion, a type of spine surgery performed to treat spinal conditions that cause low back and leg pain, such as disc herniation and/or spondylolisthesis.

Ruptured and Herniated Disc Animation

A herniated disc is a common cause of back or neck pain. This video animation demonstrates how a disc herniates and causes pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Animation

Sacroiliac joint pain is a common cause of low back pain resulting from SI joint dysfunction. Sacroiliac joint video animation explains.

Sciatica Exercises: 4 Stretches for Sciatica Pain

These 4 sciatica exercises may help you reduce your sciatic nerve pain in your low back and leg. Each low-impact exercise is demonstrated in narrated videos and written instructions are provided to help you fine-tune your sciatica home exercise program.

Sciatica Overview

In this video, you’ll quickly get basic information about sciatica from Dr. Alex Vaccaro, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at Thomas Jefferson University.

Sciatica Surgery

One of the most common surgeries to relieve sciatica caused by a herniated disc is a discectomy. Dr. Vaccaro explains that this can be done with a minimally invasive procedure.

Sciatica Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. Alex Vaccaro, explains everything you need to know about sciatica.

Scoliosis Animation

Scoliosis video animation demonstrates how this side-to-side abnormal spinal curvature develops and explains symptoms, potential causes, non-surgical (eg, brace) and surgical treatment..

Spinal Anatomy Animation

Spinal anatomy video animation explains the spine’s complexities to help you understand back pain, neck pain, causes, and your diagnosis.

Spinal Injections Animation

Spinal injection treatment video animation explains pain management procedures that help reduce neck and back pain and offer diagnostic information.

Spinal Stenosis Animation

Spinal stenosis educational animation explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments for disorders that compress nerves in the spine's back and neck.

Spinal Stenosis Overview

Spinal stenosis video hosted by orthopaedic spine surgeon, Jeffrey Wang, MD, who provides an overview of this disorder that can cause back and neck pain.

Spinal Stenosis Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. Jeffrey Wang, explains everything you need to know about spinal stenosis, a very common spinal condition. He reviews the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this spinal condition in this engaging video series.

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.

Spinal Tests and Diagnosis Animation

Spinal x-rays, CT and MRI scans are imaging tests your spine doctor may order to confirm your diagnosis, the cause of your neck or back pain are explained in the video animation.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Dr. Dan Riew is a trustworthy source when it comes to reviewing your surgical options for neck pain.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Artificial Disc Replacement

Watch this video to learn about one cervical spine surgery option: artificial disc replacement.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Posterior Cervical Fusion

Dr. Dan Riew, the Chief of cervical spine surgery at Washington University, discusses this surgical technique and who it can help. A posterior cervical fusion can help relieve neck pain and other symptoms.

Surgery for Spinal Stenosis: Video

Watch this video to learn about your surgical options to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis. Dr. Jeffrey Wang, Chief of the UCLA Spine Service, discusses the various types of surgeries.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

Neck pain can come with other symptoms, such as headaches or blurred vision. To understand symptoms associated with cervical spine problems, watch this video. Dr. Dan Riew explains the pain and other symptoms in straightforward language.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Animation

TLIF video animation explains transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, a type of spine surgery performed to treat spinal conditions that cause low back and leg pain, such as discogenic pain, disc herniation and/or spondylolisthesis

Video Series: Daily Neck Exercises

A few simple neck stretches and neck exercises every day can help prevent neck pain. Learn 3 easy exercises that you should be doing if you want to prevent neck pain. They're also great for neck pain relief for those days when you wake up with neck pain.

Video Series: Exercises for Cervical Spine Degenerative Disc Disease

These 3 neck stretches and exercises may help you relieve pain and stiffness related to cervical degenerative disc disease.

Video Series: Exercises for Cervical Spondylosis

Three video neck stretches and exercises to help relieve a stiff neck caused by spinal osteoarthritis also called cervical spondylosis.

Video Series: Exercises for Herniated Disc

Lumbar herniated disc treatment may include extension exercises to help you ease pain while strengthening low back muscles. Video features three extension stretching movements: prone on elbows into press-up, upper back extension, and opposite arm and leg extension.

Video Series: Exercises for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

These 4 video low back exercises and stretches may help people with lumbar degenerative disc disease to reduce back pain and build core strength.

Video Series: Exercises for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Exercise video demonstrates three low back home exercises that may help reduce back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis and spinal nerve compression.

Video Series: Exercises for Lumbar Spondylosis

Video lumbar spine stretches and exercises to help reduce low back pain and stiffness that can be caused by spinal osteoarthritis, also called lumbar spondylosis.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Herniated Disc)

Three video sciatica exercises and stretches when the cause of sciatic pain is a herniated disc or bulging disc. Written step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Piriformis Syndrome)

Piriformis syndrome can causes sciatica (pain that radiates down your leg), but there are some easy exercises and stretches you can do for pain relief. Watch this video series to learn how to lessen your pain and other symptoms.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Spondylolisthesis)

3 low back pain and leg pain exercises to manage sciatica symptoms caused by spondylolisthesis.

Video Series: Exercises for Spondylolisthesis

Video series to learn easy back stretches to help with spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra slips forward over another one). Three simple stretches and exercises that may help reduce spondylolisthesis related back and leg pain.

Video Series: Exercises for Whiplash

Three easy neck stretches and exercises to help ease neck pain and stiffness sometimes causes by a whiplash injury.

Video Series: Exercises to Keep a Healthy Back

Try these 5 exercises and stretches to help relieve back pain and improve spinal muscle strength and flexibility.

Video: Microendoscopic Spinal Surgery

Dr. Richard Fessler, a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery, explains the various techniques. He discusses microendoscopic spinal surgery in this video.

Video: Surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon and proponent of minimally invasive surgery, discusses the various types of surgeries.

Video: Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom associated with other spinal conditions, but it can come with other symptoms besides just pain that travels from your low back to your leg. Dr. Alex Vaccaro explains the symptoms of sciatica in this informative video.

Video: Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

To understand symptoms associated with spinal stenosis, watch this video. Dr. Jeffrey Wang explains the pain and other symptoms in straightforward language.

Video: Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease has multiple causes, but the most common cause is the wear and tear process of aging on your spine. In this video, Dr. Richard Fessler goes over why your discs degenerate and cause pain.

Video: Causes of Neck Pain

In this video, Dr. Dan Riew (a cervical spine surgeon) goes over what happens in your cervical spine to cause pain.

Video: Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is commonly caused by age-related degenerative changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis. In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Wang illustrates and explains structural spinal changes and development of low back spinal stenosis.

Video: Exams and Tests for Degenerative Disc Disease

Watch this video to understand the tests your doctor will do (or has already done) as he or she diagnoses degenerative disc disease. Dr. Richard Fessler explains CT scans, MRIs, the physical exam, and more.

Video: Exams and Tests for Neck Pain

Watch this video to understand the tests your doctor will do as he or she diagnoses your neck pain cuase. Dr. Dan Riew explains CT scans, MRIs, the physical exam, and more.

Video: Exams and Tests for Sciatica

Watch this video to understand the tests your doctor will do (or has already done) as he or she diagnoses the cause of your sciatica. Dr. Alex Vaccaro explains MRIs, the sensory exam, the neurological exam, and more.

Video: Non-surgical Treatment for Sciatica

Dr. Alex Vaccaro reviews your non-surgical treatment options for sciatica in this short (but very informative) video. Listen to a top spine surgeon explain what you can try before surgery.

Video: Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

To understand the symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease, watch this video. Dr. Richard Fessler explains the pain and other symptoms in straightforward language

Whiplash Animation

Whiplash video animation demonstrates this cervical trauma and how it causes neck pain that may radiate into the upper body.

X-Rays Animation

X-ray video animation explains this first-line imaging study used to help diagnose the cause of back pain or neck pain.
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