Laser Disc Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: Does it Work?

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.

What is Your Pain Rating Today?

The pain ratings system patients have to use at the doctors office isn't as effective or descriptive as it could be. See what Forum users think the rating system should be.

Ice Application for Lower Back Pain Relief

Thanks for the great ice application tip from Healthbolt: "Next time you have to ice something down, try throwing some dishwashing liquid in a baggie, instead of the normal ‘cubes. Leave it in the freezer ’till cool, and enjoy. It’ll hold it’s temperature longer, mold to your body better than ice, and it can be frozen over and over."