iFuse Surgery For Pain Relief

December 27th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The second most common area where back problems exists is the SI joint or the joint at the spine and pelvis. A new technology has been developed for implanting titanium plates at the SI joint, which relieves back pain through minimization of micro-motion. Known as iFuse surgery for pain relief, it involves a MIS procedure where a small incision is made at the Sacroiliac joint, and with the help of a guide pin, which is a Titanium plate used to fuse the joints.     iFuse Surgery For Pain Relief The sacroiliac joint (or SI joint for short) is the second most common area where people experience back pain. Many people mistakenly refer to it as their “hip”, but the SI joint is part of the spine. The joints   Read more…


More About Spinal Steroid Injections

December 16th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The widespread use of steroid injections for the treatment of back pain has found itself facing a great amount of controversy because of an outbreak of Meningitis. The outbreak has meant that potentially up to 14,000 patients may be exposed to the disease. Learning more about spinal steroid injections from the article published by CNN, we come to know that Methylprednisolone, a steroid drug used in contaminated and preservative-free injections for back pain, has a causal link in the Meningitis outbreak. Although steroids have helped reduce the inflammation and pain in tissues of the muscles around the spinal cord, the latest outcome of the use of this drug has created concerns within medical circles. Those who have received these injections live in constant fear of contacting Meningitis. Many have   Read more…


Natural Pain Relief Treatments

December 11th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Proper nutrition, appropriate exercises, stress management, and good sleep are essential for natural pain relief treatments according to this article. Yoga can be helpful in reducing pain because the physical poses helps in strengthening and stretching the muscles. In addition to conventional therapies, Acupuncture helps by reducing back soreness and improving functional abilities. Massage is another natural method for treatment of pain, which in combination with exercises, helps in relaxing the muscles and makes the body release substances to relieve pain from injury.   Studies have revealed that spinal manipulation or chiropractic treatment provides moderate relief. Prolotherapy is a new concept in which a sugar-based solution is injected to trigger the natural healing system within the body. Herbs are useful in reducing back pain, although there is mixed opinion   Read more…


PELD Surgery

December 8th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  A new technique in conducting difficult spine surgery without any incision is known as PELD Surgery, as described in this article. It has created a sensation by helping patients to recover from low back pain, Sciatica, and compression of the nerves. Although not all patients have benefited from this surgery, some have recovered through this surgery.   PELD is applicable to those who are having early phases of pain where the spine discs have not become hard enough, and is suited for patients where the pain has not turned chronic. The efficacy and advantages of this surgery has been proved through papers establishing the fact. PELD is based on principles of miniature endoscopy, laser techniques, and radio frequency waves. Patients are offered the choice of local anesthesia, which is   Read more…


Fungal Meningitis Outbreak From Steroid Back Injections

December 7th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Drug manufacturers and pharmacies in the U.S.A. have recently been found to violate the rules and guidelines laid down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. On investigation, samples containing the steroid used to relieve back pain have been found that is supposed to be the cause of Fungal Meningitis. Preliminary investigations by the FDA revealed that contamination in the process of drugs manufacturing of steroid injections has caused a fungal meningitis outbreak from steroid back injections resulting in deaths and serious sickness according to the article below. Investigations also revealed non-sterilized pharmaceutical ingredients were being used for the manufacture of drugs.     Over 30 cases of fungal meningitis have been linked to a steroid treatment for back pain. ABC WorldNews Report.       Fungal Meningitis Outbreak   Read more…


Ozone Disc Therapy

December 5th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  A new form of treatment for backaches and disc problems is the Ozone Disc Therapy. Also known as Ozone Discolysis, this method of treatment involves injecting a mixture of Ozone and Oxygen into the herniated disc to allow dehydration of the nucleus of the disc. In addition to the analgesic effect, Ozone has an antioxidant scavenger system, which is regulated to act as an anti-inflammatory response. This method is suggested for both prolapsed and intervertebral discs according to this article. The procedure is painless and involves injecting a thin needle into the affected disc located by the image intensifier, after applying local anaesthesia. An antibiotic mixed with dye is instilled in the nucleus of the disc to complete the treatment, which takes about five minutes while the patient remains   Read more…


Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain Relief

November 25th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Those undergoing chiropractic treatment for back pain relief have chances of making an improvement very quickly according to this article. It has been observed that those suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain have higher chances of responding after a week and much better after a few months of treatment. Those who have not responded after a few days were observed to be much better after a few months. Patients with a history of trauma and LBP episodes are less likely to improve. These findings may help chiropractic practitioners to take firm and correct action.     Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain Relief Patients with low back pain (LBP) undergoing chiropractic treatment who respond to treatment are likely to improve very quickly, study findings show.   This appears   Read more…


XLIF Surgery Back Pain Treatment

November 12th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  An innovative technique in accessing the spine through the side of the patient’s body, known as XLIF surgery, is providing relief to patients who are more prone to the dangers of open back surgery. While conventional methods of spinal surgery involves risks associated with an anesthesia, loss of blood, hospitalization, and slow recovery process, XLIF surgery back pain treatment avoids damage to the thick and sensitive spinal muscles at the lower portion of the back.   Small incisions on the side of the patient during XLIF surgery helps regain posture within a day, and they might be discharged shortly afterwards. This process has brought about a revolution in the treatment of degenerative spinal disc, and it promises to be followed by many more in the future according to this   Read more…


Stem Cells Give Peyton Manning Pain Relief

November 7th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  An innovative method to treatment for back pain is injecting the patient’s own cells back into their neck. The treatment has created public interest among those following regenerative medical treatments, especially after learning that stem cells give Peyton Manning pain relief.   While surveys reveal that about 1.2 million Americans undergo spinal surgery each year, this method of injecting one’s own adult stem cells into the neck aim to get these cells to fuse within the bones. It is the best alternative to the use of screws, plates and rods. Injecting the stem cells prevents the bulging of the tissues and back pain. This fusion-related surgery holds promise for the future provided it is carried out by experts in pain management.     Stem Cells Give Peyton Manning Pain   Read more…


Laser Therapy Provides Back Pain Relief

October 28th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  With more alternative methods for treatment of back pain being introduced, the FDA has approved laser therapy technology that involves penetrating the tissues deeply with laser light. This treatment promises to be successful in pain relief. It has been substantiated that laser therapy provides back pain relief, is non-invasive, painless, and without any side effects. Laser therapy involves stimulating the blood cells lying deep into the tissues, which provide relief from chronic back pain. Centers in America administering laser therapy have found that not only those suffering from chronic back pain have benefited from this method; this treatment is also associated with other joint conditions. Hear about this treatment in this article.     Laser Therapy Provides Back Pain Relief Oakland County residents suffering from mild to severe body   Read more…