Surgery Fear Stops People From Getting Back Pain Treatment

July 3rd, 2014 Posted in Treatment

  People suffering from back pain gradually seem to become reluctant to seek initial treatment for fears of surgery and myths relating to it. A recent article published in Napsnet informs surgery fear stops people from getting back pain treatment. The cause being cited as unnecessary apprehensions about surgery. In spite of assurances from physicians that the majority of people suffering from back pain will recover through conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and coping skills and exercise, a fear psychosis is preventing vast numbers of sufferers to seek the basic help. Only 1% are advised to undergo spinal surgery when all conservative methods have failed. Surveys reveal that it is a myth that one surgical procedure may lead to multiple ones, which is deterring back pain sufferers   Read more…


Spinal Cord Stimulation For Lower Back Pain

April 16th, 2014 Posted in Treatment

  There has been a lot of discussion about the technology for spinal cord stimulation for lower back pain heading for a successful future in bringing relief to people suffering from lumbar injury. Spinal stimulation has been found to be more effective than physical therapy, injections, medication, and surgery according to this article. This type of therapy is growing in popularity among spinal surgeons, interventional pain physicians, and anesthesiologists. It has been tried as one of the best possible modalities towards treating for lumbar injury. The improvement of technology, techniques in surgery, and awareness among patients and physicians has made the spinal manipulation method of treatment more popular. Spinal stimulation is an outpatient procedure. It is one of the advantages of having an insight on the outcome. This method of   Read more…


Dry Needling For Lower Back Inflammation

August 8th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  This article explains a new method of treatment for spinal inflammation having a similar approach to acupuncture except the needles are inserted along the nerve pathways, which are well defined in order to get relief from specific muscular pains. Dry needling for lower back inflammation evolves from the theory that it is not the nerves that are responsible for pain, but the muscles and the structure of the body, which are responsible for transmitting pain. It has been observed that combination of dry-needling and laser treatment can help reduce back ache.     Trigger point dry needling. Chiropractor Dr. Steven Horwitz demonstrates dry needling technique in this video.         Dry Needling For Lower Back Inflammation   SOMETIMES relief can come from unexpected places.   My first   Read more…


Chiropractic Treatment Of Sciatica

July 15th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Chiropractic treatment of Sciatica is one of the best alternative treatments for spinal soreness, but the chiropractor needs to diagnose the cause of the compression of the sciatic nerve first according to this article. This can be caused by misalignment of the vertebral segments, diabetes, constipation and damage to the Piriforis muscle due to a fall, hip arthritis and improper posture of the leg while sitting or driving for long hours. There should be proper diagnosis before deciding on the course of chiropractic treatment. Along with spinal manipulation of the nerve involved in chiropractic treatment, other therapies may be combined to get faster relief from back problems.     Chiropractic Treatment Of Sciatica Sciatica is generally caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve   Read more…


Blood Injections For Back Pain

July 11th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  This article explains a new mode of therapy involving blood injections for back pain, which focuses on mechanical dysfunction of the joints and treatment of inflammation of the damaged tissues. The injected blood is heated up to boost the concentration of proteins that help by reducing inflammation of the damaged tissues. To get the maximum benefit, good sleep, diet and body conditioning are essential when combined with this autologous blood injection method of treatment.     Dr Ross Hauser demonstrates a prolotherapy treatment to the lower back, as done at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser specializes in tough cases of chronic pain and sports injuries.         Blood Injections For Back Pain Biologic medicine is a rapidly growing field. Wehling’s Regenokine   Read more…


Are Steroid Injections To Relieve Back Problems Worth It?

July 5th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  The question are steroid injections to relieve back problems worth it? has made many sufferers of spinal injury think twice before using them according to this article. However, the truth is that the problem relates to three batches of drugs manufactured by the same pharmaceutical company. Nevertheless, it is true that these injections are for specific types of soreness and only after initial treatment and precautions have been followed. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made the situation more volatile by disclosing details of the numbers of people affected and those who have died while advising on what to do in case a person has already been administered one of the doses. Medical experts have opined that these steroid injections are only for those who have debilitating pain   Read more…


Artificial Roller Discs For Lower Back Pain Relief

June 8th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Artificial roller discs for lower back pain relief has often proven to be a better alternative to fusion, which involves fusing the bones on either side of the herniated disc. According to this article, the small artificial rollers are inserted into the spine to allow the rolling movement of the replacement disc in different directions. To facilitate the flexibility of the spine, which in case of fusion is limited, artificial tiny roller discs are inserted between the disc vertebrae. Tiny spikes in the plates prevent the roller disc being displaced. Experiments have proved that roller disc insertion in both humans and animals have proved to provide more flexibility compared to the replacement of disc in the conventional way.     Artificial Roller Discs For Lower Back Pain Relief Scientists   Read more…


Alternative Spinal Treatment Methods

June 2nd, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Alternative spinal treatment methods are associated with proper nutrition, exercise, good sleep, and reducing stress according to this article from the Chicago Tribune. Yoga is one such method of treatment, which provides long-term benefits through allowing a person to manage their own injury through exercise which is a holistic approach. Acupuncture is also an effective alternative treatment when combined with other conventional therapies. Muscles of the spine become relaxed through massage causing a reduction in soreness. Spinal manipulation through chiropractic therapy is also a significant way for relieving back soreness.     Alternative Spinal Treatment Methods “Everything works better when it is part of a whole-person care approach, which includes good nutrition, appropriate exercise, good sleep and stress management,” said Dr. Brent Bauer, director of Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and   Read more…


Alexander Technique

May 31st, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Improper posture is one of the causes of spinal soreness, and creating awareness of keeping the proper posture through the Alexander Technique has been effective according to this news article. With our sedentary style of living becoming more common, maintaining proper posture while sitting and standing becomes more critical. Every movement of the body can become difficult mostly because of ignoring the proper forms of posture. This method of treatment has been found to provide longer-term benefits to those suffering from recurring and chronic low back pain. The Alexander Technique is set to have far-reaching effects through correction of involuntary reflexes of the body. It is solely aimed at relieving the weight of the head which then causes soreness. Lessons on this technique teach us to reduce stress while   Read more…


Acupuncture Cures 67 Years Of Pain

May 27th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  The debilitating pain of a degenerated spine makes a person have many sleepless nights and often requires heavy doses of painkillers to alleviate the inflammation. Acupuncture has been found to be an effective alternative treatment. This article explains that acupuncture cures 67 years of pain, in which a war veteran almost surrendered to loss of quality life. Now he is able to lead a normal life at the age of 85, being able to leave behind the memories of his traumatic days.     Acupuncture Cures 67 Years Of Pain A WWII veteran who has suffered chronic soreness since he was caught in an explosion has finally been cured of the suffering after he gave in to his wife’s nagging – and had acupuncture.  Bernard Martin, 85, had been   Read more…