The History Of Back Pain Treatment

May 15th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  According to this article, studying the history of back pain treatment, we find that the approach towards mending one of the most important physical problems in life, the treatment of the spine, has undergone rapid changes that are keeping pace with the progress of science. The spine has been attributed to be the most important part of the body because it exhibits strength and flexibility.   Gradually realizing the importance of the spine, physicians have done extensive research work before taking any pragmatic approach for treatment of back pain. While Yoga practitioners have emphasized proper body postures, Chiropractors have followed the method of subluxation. Hippocrates had advocated for traction and splints, while IbnSina discussed at length about neuro-anatomy. With the invention of radiology, anesthesia and antiseptics, more light is   Read more…


Spinal Cord Stimulation Back Pain Relief

May 1st, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  When intense physical therapies and surgical procedures have failed to bring relief from back pain, there have been instances where spinal cord stimulation back pain relief has been successful in reducing back soreness without any additional medication. This procedure involves placing a small device on the lower back and having an electrode wire inserted through the catheter, which is left in the epidural area.   To find out whether the procedure works, patients are advised to undergo tests for a week to observe the effects. A permanent implantation is followed if results of the introductory experiment prove to be successful. Although this procedure cannot guarantee a hundred percent success, it can give back your daily activities such as walking and engaging yourself in light activities.     Spinal Cord   Read more…


Spinal Decompression Relief

April 29th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Spinal decompression relief can provide substantial relief to those suffering from chronic neck problems and back pain according to this article. This is a procedure worth trying before going for invasive treatment, as suggested by doctors. The procedure of spinal decompression involves stretching the spinal cord to allow the pressure on the pinched nerves to be relieved. The system is monitored by a computer-controlled module, which is fed with different programs for different types of lumbar and cervical conditions. By putting in additional information, the system can be tailor-made for the patient.     Spinal Decompression Relief   The fourth day of deer hunting season last fall was good to Don Vinduska of Lincolnville and his hunting partners.   “For some reason, everybody shot a deer that evening,” Vinduska   Read more…


Pain Relief With Acupuncture

April 23rd, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  A new study into the effects of Acupuncture has revealed that there can be hardly any better ways of curing arthritis, migraines and chronic pains in the body than acupuncture. Firm evidence has been established in supporting acupuncture as an effective treatment for neck and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis and other chronic pain according to this article. You can get substantial pain relief with acupuncture, which has long been proven through the ages. Questions have always remained about the efficacy of this ancient method of treatment. Recently, after deeply analyzing the previous findings and collecting raw data, reliable conclusions have been reached regarding how this treatment actually works.     Pain Relief With Acupuncture   A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment   Read more…


Radio Frequency Ablation For Back Pain

April 15th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  This article suggests that Radio Frequency Ablation for back pain can work wonders as it has with someone who was incapacitated following a car crash. When physical therapy is sometimes incapable of diminishing the acute pain in the lower spine and all non-interventional options are exhausted, then Radio Frequency Ablation can work miracles. The whole process is aimed at burning the areas, which are near the nerve to be compressed with an insulated cannula needle that is heated up to be bearable.     Radio Frequency Ablation For Back Pain To see him today, you would never guess Mike MacDonald was incapacitated following a car crash a year ago.   “The worst thing was just trying to tie my shoes in the morning and getting dressed. It was horrible,”   Read more…


Spinal Fusion Surgery As Lower Back Treatment

April 13th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Using Spinal Fusion Surgery as lower back treatment has been widely acclaimed in medical circles, but before going for surgery, you need to know some facts about fusion surgery. Once it is completed, it remains a permanent part of you for the rest of your life. Smoking will retard the healing process to a considerable extent. Your sexual life is not harmed, as long as you are able to suspend your weight or carry your partner’s weight. You can play golf and tennis, but activities that involve running or jumping should be avoided for at least one year. Those whose nature of work is not that physically demanding can return to work within a month. Physical therapy is needed to regain the flexibility of the muscles after fusion surgery,   Read more…


Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery By German Doctor Thomas Bierstedt

February 2nd, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  While America is using technology for treatment of chronic back pain, which is 10 years old, German doctors have found an innovative method of treatment through artificial disk replacement surgery saccording to this article. German Doctor, Thomas Bierstedt, has worked wonders in artificial disk replacement explaining to patients what they can expect from surgery and the harmless technology used in the process to dispel any fears of undergoing the operation.   Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery by German Doctor Thomas Bierstedt, has proved that this innovative method, which involves replacing the degenerated thin disk with a Titanium M-6 disc that is implanted in its place. In this article, Dr. Bierstedt explains that by studying the first X-Ray reports, he can advise on the necessity of disc replacement surgery.       Read more…


Help For Spondylitis With Injections

January 27th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Although we do not know the reasons for inflammation at the spinal joints due to Ankylosing Spondilytis, which is a form of arthritis, help for spondylitis with injections have proved to produce remarkable results. More details are provided in the following news article. The pain and stiffness in the lower back due to Ankylosing Spondilytis is usually felt in the morning or after a period of inactivity. The spinal joints fuse together to cause extreme rigidity and stiffness in the backbone, and it becomes difficult to breathe, and severe pain occurs at any movement.   Simple blood tests and X-Ray scans can detect the disease. Causes of this ailment are not known, and anti-inflammatory drugs are the only method of relief. New injectable medications, approved for Ankylosing Spondilytis, have   Read more…


What Is A Pinched Nerve

January 1st, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  The question of what is a pinched nerve can be explained by the symptoms, which include localized pain, sometimes radiating downwards, numbness, tingling in the legs, and weakness in the muscles according to this article. The pain can be debilitating while sleeping and in case of pinched nerve in the neck, the pain may radiate into the shoulders and arms. Treatment for a pinched nerve include hot and cold applications, rest, massage, light exercises, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, electric stimulation, and Corticosteroid injections.   If surgery is required, there can be invasive surgery involving incision and non-invasive surgery through an endoscope, which needs no cutting or stitching. A herniated disc, Osteoarthritis, inflamed tissues, or the formation of bone spurs can cause a pinched nerve. Diagnosis of a pinched nerve includes   Read more…


Heat Or Ice For Pain

December 29th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Swelling, pain, bruising, or redness is associated with acute injury, and the area has much inflammation and is untouchable. According to the following article, it is then that heat or ice for pain is needed. Ice should be applied immediately instead of waiting 48 to 72 hours as prescribed, as the fluid takes time in reaching the spot of injury because of the joints of the knees, ankles, and elbows.   The severity of the trauma influences the inflammation more in cases of older persons having neck, back, or knee pain. Application of ice should be made for 10 to 15 minutes, which works to constrict the blood vessels. Therefore, this reduces the swelling. For stiff and paining muscles, application of heat results in dilating the blood vessels, which   Read more…