Management of Back Pain
Learn about types of back pain and how they can be managed.
Injections for Back Pain Relief
WebMD explains the different types of injections you can use to help treat back pain and how these injections are given.
Acupuncture for Back Pain
WebMD discusses how acupuncture can help with back pain and why certain points on the back are chosen for acupuncture.
Sciatica Pain Relief
WebMD looks at pain relief options for people with sciatica.
Back Pain Treatment
Learn about treatment options for back pain relief, including medication, exercise, surgery, and acupuncture.
Medical History and Physical Exam for a Lumbar Herniated Disc
During the first visit to your health professional for a possible herniated disc, you will be asked about your medical history, including: The pattern, intensity, and duration of your leg or back pain (you may be asked to complete a pain drawing to identify the areas and types of pain you have).Previous accidents, injuries, or illnesses involving your back.Family history of low back pain and ...
Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc
Drug details for Corticosteroids for a herniated disc.
Sciatica - Topic Overview
What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. Branches of the sciatic nerve extend through the buttocks and down the back of each leg to the ankle and foot. What causes sciatica? The most common cause of sciatica ..
Percutaneous Discectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc
Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc
Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.