Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy.
9 Easy Stretches to Relieve Back Pain
Lengthening not only your back muscles but also some of the surrounding muscles — like your neck, hip, gluteus and hamstrings — could relieve some of your pain.
These Factors May Raise Your Back Pain Risk
Lower back pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worse. For some, simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference.
Back Pain and Testing: Getting the Whole Picture
Tests that let doctors look for clues inside the body may help solve medical conditions that cause back pain and other symptoms. However, balancing risks, benefits and costs for each procedure is the key to getting the best medical care.
Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.
Treating Women’s Pain: Rose Oil, Yoga and Music
Women, when it comes to pain, don’t just grin and bear it. Plenty of treatments have been shown to work.
Spine Surgery or Not, Long-Term Outcome the Same
Thinking about going under the knife for spine problems? It's a tough decision that patients and doctors should discuss. In some cases, the surgery might not make much difference.
Back Pain Rx Had No Effect
When a medication doesn't work, it can be a real pain in the back — literally. A common medication for back pain may not be helpful to patients.
FDA Approves Injectable Wireless Device for Back and Leg Pain
Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a medical device manufacturer and independent research institute headquartered in Miami Beach, Fla., has received FDA clearance to market the world’s first wireless, micro-technology neuromodulation device for relief of chronic back and leg pain.
Mild Depression May Slow Spine Surgery Recovery
Spinal stenosis tends to affect patients as they grow older. Surgery can provide relief, but those with even slight depression may face difficulties recovering.