The first step when treating a back spasm is to get immediate relief by relaxing the muscle. Some effective treatments can include, muscle relaxants, cold therapy, heat therapy, walking, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the pain from the back spasm resolves, physical therapy can help prevent future spasms.
In my practice, I frequently get asked about when the X-STOP procedure for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis should be considered as a treatment option. Based on the mechanism by which the X-stop device operates, and based on my personal surgical experience, in my opinion the highest predictability for clinical success using the X-stop device exists in patients who fit the following criteria:
As a practicing spine surgeon, I am often asked by patients if their disc decompression surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that lasers are a modern, almost futuristic, up and coming technology.The reality is that lasers have been around for a long time and are almost completely useless when it comes to spine surgery.