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A Spinal Tap Caused My Back Pain
A Spinal Tap Caused My Back Pain
Lower back pain is the second most common side effect of having a spinal tap (lumbar puncture), after spinal headache. It can last for several weeks, but using…...
Are Back Braces Useful?
Are Back Braces Useful?
At some time or another, many people suffer from back problems, from a simple strain from lifting something too heavy, through to a serious injury or a problem with…...
Back Pain and Quality of Life
Back Pain and Quality of Life
How does chronic back pain affect quality of life and do treatments help? To answer these questions scientifically, researchers have devised special tools using…...
Back Pain and Stress
Back Pain and Stress
There are clear links between stress and back pain, but it's not always clear which came first. Does stress cause back pain or does back pain cause stress?...
Back Pain Treatment at Pain Clinics
Back Pain Treatment at Pain Clinics
Back pain clinics are planned clinics that enable patients with long term pain to seek expert help and treatments....
Back Surgery and Back Pain
Back Surgery and Back Pain
For the vast majority (probably 90% or more) of people with back pain, this will resolve naturally within a few weeks, or will respond to treatments such as…...
Can Back Pain Ever Get Better?
Can Back Pain Ever Get Better?
Back pain is usually a short-term, or acute condition, resolving in a few days or a few weeks - however, for some people, it can become a long-ter, or chronic disease....
Can Diet Improve Back Pain?
Can Diet Improve Back Pain?
Diet may have an impact on certain types of back pain, but just as there isn’t one simple cause of back pain, there isn’t one simple diet solution for back pain....
Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic therapy is now widely recognised with healthcare professionals as a beneficial way of helping improve back pain. It uses manipulation of the spinal column…...
Correct Posture
Correct Posture
This article looks at how important correct seating posture is and what the adverse effects of bad posture can be in relation to the back and the spine...
Cox-2 Inhibitors and Back Pain
Cox-2 Inhibitors and Back Pain
Cox-2 inhibitors reduce back pain by blocking the activity of the enzyme cox-2, which is important in the pathways that lead to inflammation and the pain associated…...
Epidurals for Back Pain
Epidurals for Back Pain
An effective method of back pain control, epidurals are administered by an anaesthetist, via a needle and catheter into the spinal canal. They can provide relief from…...
Gene Therapy for Back Pain
Gene Therapy for Back Pain
Some people suffer from back pain that cannot be treated with current drugs and therapies - this is known as intractable or refractory back pain. Though it is still in…...
Hot and Cold Therapy in Back Pain
Hot and Cold Therapy in Back Pain
Something as simple as heat or cold can be helpful for back pain - and the advantages are that it’s generally an easy and cheap form of treatment, with no unpleasant…...
Is Bed Rest Good for Back Pain?
Is Bed Rest Good for Back Pain?
Since the 19th century, bed rest has been thought to be the standard treatment for simple lower back pain, for example from a strain or a sprain. It now seems it makes…...
Medication for Back Pain
Medication for Back Pain
There are a variety of presxcription and over-the-counter drugs that can be used in the relief of back pain. Each person experiences pain individually and a unique…...
Minimally Invasive Surgery on the Back
Minimally Invasive Surgery on the Back
Doctors try to treat back pain without using surgery, through drugs, exercise and physiotherapy, but sometimes back pain becomes so severe, or spinal damage becomes so…...
Narcotics for Back Pain
Narcotics for Back Pain
Narcotics agents are not often recommended in the treatment of chronic back pain due to the risks of tolerance, dependence and consequential withdrawal. They are…...
Online Pain Management
Online Pain Management
Time with a doctor or nurse is always limited. Any extra information can make all the difference in diagnosis and treatment - this is where a pain diary can be really…...
Physiotherapy for Back Pain
Physiotherapy for Back Pain
Physiotherapy is a treament available through the NHS that has well known benefits of pain relief, and increasese the movement and function of the human body in the…...
Products to Help with Back Pain
Products to Help with Back Pain
Back pain is a condition affecting many thousands of people worldwide. Due to this the market for pain relieving products has never been greater with manufacturers…...
Radiofrequency Ablation and Back Pain
Radiofrequency Ablation and Back Pain
Radiofrequency ablation is a relatively new treatment for chronic back pain. The technique uses radiowaves to produce intense heat to destroy individual nerves in the…...
Self Care for Back Pain
Self Care for Back Pain
By evaluating your own back pain and practising good self care when your back flares up, it is possible to ease your symptoms and recover well, without the need to see…...
Software to Help Back Pain
Software to Help Back Pain
People who use computers a lot tend to get pain in the back, neck and shoulders. This can be to do with not taking enough breaks, poor posture or problems with how the…...
Surgical Treatments for Back Pain
Surgical Treatments for Back Pain
Spinal surgery is performed when all methods of non-surgical treatment have been exhausted.There are two types of spinal surgery, decompression and stabilization.…...
Taking Part in Clinical Trials
Taking Part in Clinical Trials
Before a drug company can market a new drug, it has to carry out trials to see how well it works. These start in the laboratory, and these are known as preclinical…...
Treating Spinal Injuries
Treating Spinal Injuries
Although the spine cannot be mended, we now understand a lot more about how to treat people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. The first few minutes and hours are…...
Types of Surgery for Back Pain
Types of Surgery for Back Pain
Spinal surgery is a last resort treatment of back pain. It carries its own risks and is not 100% successful in all cases. Others treatments for back pain should be…...
Using NSAIDs For Back Pain
Using NSAIDs For Back Pain
NSAIDs are very popular medications for the use of pain, particularly of an acute nature. They are relatively safe if taken as directed and are inexpensive....
Vitamin Supplements and Back Pain
Vitamin Supplements and Back Pain
Back pain affects a great many people in the population, and can lead to people having to take time off work, or miss out on sporting and family activities....
What Are TNF Alpha Antagonists?
What Are TNF Alpha Antagonists?
TNF-alpha inhibitors target a molecule in the body called tumour necrosis factor alpha. This can help treat the back and joint pain in autoimmune diseases such as…...
What Happens With Disc Replacement
What Happens With Disc Replacement
The aging process can cause the intervertebral disc in our spine to become worn causing pain and discomfort for the person. It may now be possible to treat some of the…...
What is Spinal Decompression?
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a form of surgery offered to those who are experiencing pain and discomfort due to nerve compression stemming from the spinal area....
Why Some Back Pain Doesn’t Go Away?
Why Some Back Pain Doesn’t Go Away?
A new technique that has been tried recently in patients with severe chronic back pain is to use an implant to stimulate the spinal nerves so that they can’t feed pain…...
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