Is Surgery the Quickest Path to Sciatica Relief?

Learn some useful pointers on the overall success of surgeries for sciatica based on medical research from surgical trials.

The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

There are many options for alternative therapies to treat back and neck pain, including massage, acupuncture, yoga, and more. A large review reveals which options are the most effective at relieving pain.

Weight Training Effectively Relieves Back Pain

Weight training may help relieve chronic back pain and improve function in some people. Learn about which conditions may benefit from this type of exercise and essential guidelines and tips on how you can safely participate in strength training to help your back.

What Are Cages and Why Is Your Surgeon Putting One in Your Spine?

Often, the spinal fusion procedure includes using a cage as a space holder between your vertebrae. This cage will become a part of your spine forever, so it’s important to understand what it is and why it’s there.

Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain?

While stem cell treatment for lower back pain (such as that which is caused by degenerative disc disease) may sound promising, it still requires a lot of additional study.

How and When to Get a Second Opinion Before Spine Surgery

It is often said that no one should have spine surgery unless they receive a second opinion from another surgeon. On the surface, this advice would sound like good old common sense, as two opinions are better than one. However, there is a trap in this line of thinking.

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