All About Back Pain Treatments


After spine surgery, you’re ready to live your life again., Take it slow so you don’t impair your recovery.


A 2021 study suggest physicians are more likely to prescribe opioids for their white patients with lower back pain than their patients of color.


Painful muscle spasms in your back or neck may be eased by taking a muscle relaxant medication your doctor prescribes.

Understanding Your Prescription

Understanding your prescription entails more than just filling it at the pharmacy. This guide includes important medication tips to take into consideration to help you and your family be healthy and safe.



Top 6 Spine Surgeries

Here are six of the most common spine surgery procedures. If you need back surgery, you probably need one of these.

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement vs Fusion: Which to Choose

What’s stopping total disc replacement from being a more common surgical option for lumbar spine issues? Find out from our expert.


When it comes to back pain medications, you have options—a lot of them. How do you know which one is right for you?

New Technologies in Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation

Recent advances in several different fields are significantly impacting anterior cervical spine fixation. Material engineering has developed several types of new materials to replace traditionally used bone products and titanium.




抗抑郁药一直支持的一部分pain treatment but a 2021 study questions their effectiveness.


Laser spine surgery: Help or hype? Get our experts' assessments.

4 Prep Tips for Successful Back Surgery




Spinal Surgeries: Laminotomy versus Laminectomy

Laminectomy and laminotomy are types of spinal decompression surgeries that involve full or partial removal of the lamina, the vertebrae's bony plate that protects the spinal canal.



Platelet-Rich Plasma for Back Pain: Help or Hype?

If platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is good enough for pro athletes, it should be good enough for your back pain, right? Truth is, it’s more complicated than that. Read what our experts think.

Could Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help Heal Your Spine?

Usually used for decompression sickness, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help accelerate wound healing after spine surgery and may even have a place in treating spinal cord injuries. Learn more about this as-yet-unproven but promising treatment.

Make the Most of a Second Opinion for Your Spine

If you’re considering spine surgery, you might want a second opinion. Here’s how to make the most of that visit.

Spinal Injections and Nerve Blocks Treat Neck and Back Pain





CBD oil is not medical marijuana and it cannot get you high. It may, however, give many people some relief from back pain. Find out what the research shows and how to ensure you get a quality product.

Can You Meditate Away Back Pain? An Expert Weighs In

Meditation is praised for its many mental health benefits, but does it have the power to soothe back pain? Find out here.

Neuroplasty: Your Questions, Answered



ACDF and disc replacement surgery can both take your neck pain and radiculopathy away. Which one’s right for you? Learn about how they’re similar and different to help you choose.

Could This Drug Be the Next Big Thing in Back Pain Treatment?

New medications such as tanezumab may provide options for treating back pain. Is it available? Is it effective? Is it right for you? Learn more about tanezumab for back pain.

When Your Spinal Cord Stimulator Needs to Come Out

Spinal cord stimulation is cutting-edge pain management, but does it always work? No, and sometimes your device needs to be removed. Here’s when—and why.





The Essential Guide to Essential Oils for Back Pain

Essential oils for back pain may be a viable complementary treatment—as long as you use them correctly.



What to Expect From a Spinal Tap

Odds are you’ve heard of a spinal tap—but you may not know exactly what it entails. Also called a lumbar puncture, it’s a procedure performed in the lower part of your back to diagnose a health problem, administer medicine, or assist with imaging.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections: Injections for Neck Pain

Cervical epidural steroid injections can help with neck pain and radiating pain. Find out how they work and if you're a candidate.

背痛and Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know



Acupressure can reduce back, neck and upper back pain by pressing on certain acupoints to unblock Qi, the body's vital energy force. Acupressure is an Asian practice related to TCM.




Stay-at-home orders often mean you can’t see your ortho or neurosurgeon for back pain, but you still have options. From PT to telemedicine, here’s what to do instead.



The Buzz on TENS Units for Back Pain

When your back hurts—and when it doesn’t—an electric shock is the last thing you want, right? Don’t be so sure. A TENS unit may relieve your back pain. Find out how.

Should Your Spinal Hardware Be Removed? Here’s How to Tell


Depression After Back Surgery Is Surprisingly Common


Lumbar Laminectomy

腰椎椎板切除术使更多的空间在脊髓canal by removing part of a vertebra. The procedure takes the pressure off nerve roots and relieves pain, limb weakness and other symptoms.



Questions to Ask Your Neurosurgeon

Not every patient with back or neck pain needs a neurosurgeon. Usually, the patient's primary care physician or chiropractor makes the referral to a neurosurgeon.

What Disorders Do Neurosurgeons Treat?

Neurosurgeons treat many different dieases and conditions affecting the brain, spine, nervous system, and related structures.

Neurosurgeon Education and Training


What Is a Neurosurgeon?


Spine Injections: What You Need to Know

Spine injection questions? We've got answers about how it works, how to prepare, how it feels and much more. Learn more from our expert, Dr. William Mosenthal.

Romosozumab Added to Osteoporosis Drug Therapy Guideline

Osteoporosis drug treatment includes romosozumab (brand name, Evenity) for postmenopausal women per the Endocrine Society’s medication management guideline.

How Often Is Chiropractic Needed for Low Back Pain?

How many chiropractic treatments are necessary to treat low back pain? Do chiropractors recommend other types of treatment besides spinal adjustments and manipulation?