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    1. Proper Sitting for a Healthy Back - Topic Overview

      There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help. 1 But some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain. Heat to relieve low back pain Apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Moist heat (hot packs,baths,showers) works better than dry heat. Try an ...

    2. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for a herniated disc?

    3. 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 ...

    4. Lower Back Pain Relief at Home

      Home relief from back pain.

    5. Whiplash - Surgery

      Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots. During surgery, damaged parts of your spine are removed or adjusted.

    6. Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

      What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine. Some curves in your spine are normal. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter 'S' or the letter 'C.' If this curve is severe,

    7. Opiate Pain Relievers for Low Back Pain

      Drug details for Opiate pain relievers for low back pain.

    8. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for spinal stenosis?

    9. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - 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,...

    10. Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis

      Brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is used to prevent spinal curve progression and to maintain the appearance of the back.The goal of brace treatment is to prevent the curve from getting worse. Bracing does not correct a curve. There may be some initial straightening of the spine and the appearance of correction when a brace is applied. However in most cases, once the bracing program has ...

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