Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Prevention
Lumbar spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by age - related changes of the spine, which can squeeze the spinal cord or its nerve roots. Some of these changes cannot be prevented; however, you may be able to control the severity of spinal stenosis by m
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview
Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that occurs when excessive growth of bone and/or tissue reduces the size of the openings in the spinal bones.
Pain Management and Spinal Stenosis
An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of spinal stenosis.
TENS and Electrothermal Therapy for Pain Management
A look at TENS and electrothermal therapy for pain management.
Pain Management and Sciatica
Learn about the symptoms and causes of sciatica, a painful nerve condition, from the experts at WebMD.
Proper Sitting for a Healthy Back - Topic Overview
Slouching puts stress on your lower back and contributes to low back problems. When you sit,keep your shoulders back,keeping a slight curve in your lower back. Place a small pillow,a rolled-up towel,or a lumbar roll in the curve of your back if you need extra support. Sit in a chair that is low enough to let you place both feet flat on the floor with both knees slightly lower than your ...
Back Problems: Proper Lifting
No one is immune to back injury. Whether you have a strong back or have hurt your back before, it is well worth it to: Stop yourself before casually picking up a light or heavy load.Plan in your mind for the best way to lift what's in front of you. This could include enlisting help from one or more people.Lift and move slowly and carefully.The time you take to use the right lifting mechanics is ..
Botulinum (Botox) Injection for Low Back Pain - Topic Overview
Botulinum toxin A is a protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum,the same bacteria that causes botulism food poisoning. When injected into muscle in tiny amounts,botulinum A (Botox) can stop or reduce muscle spasm by blocking nerve signals to the muscle. This treatment has been used since the early 1990s to relieve severe muscle spasms around the eyes and in the neck,arms,...
Anticonvulsants for Chronic Low Back Pain
Drug details for Anticonvulsants for chronic low back pain.
Drug details for Muscle relaxants for low back pain.