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  1. Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis

    In spinal fusion for scoliosis, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to the curved part of the backbone and the spine is straightened. Small pieces of bone are then put over the spine.

  2. Low Back Pain - Prevention

    Low-Back-Pain-Prevention

  3. Whiplash - Topic Overview

    What is whiplash? Whiplash is pain and stiffness in the neck after an injury that has caused the neck to move suddenly or beyond its normal range. It occurs when the head is suddenly forced backward or forward and is then snapped in the other direction. This kind of motion most often happens to people in a car that is hit from behind. Less commonly,it might happen in a fall,a sports injury,...

  4. Spinal Manipulation - Topic Overview

    Spinal manipulation, also called spinal adjustment, is a treatment that uses pressure on a joint of the spine. It is used to improve pain and function. Manipulation can be done with the hands or a special device. The careful, controlled force used on the joint can range from gentle to strong, and from slow to rapid. Sometimes other joints of the body are also worked on to help treat the spine. Like most back pain treatments, spinal manipulation works for some people, but not for others. Spinal manipulation is safe when done by a trained health care provider. Afterward, some people feel tired or sore. But serious problems are very rare. If you have tight muscles or muscles that spasm, your health care provider may first use heat, ultrasound, or electrical current. This helps relax your muscles before you receive spinal manipulation.Who can do manipulationHealth care providers who are commonly trained do spinal manipulation include: Chiropractors.Osteopaths.Physical therapists.Medical

  5. Back Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Back Problems and Injuries.

  6. Low Back Pain - Other Treatment

    Low-Back-Pain-Other Treatment

  7. Low Back Pain - Health Tools

    Low Back Pain-Health Tools

  8. Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

    Low-Back-Pain-Topic Overview

  9. Protect Your Back as You Lie Down - Topic Overview

    Bending or twisting your back can cause back pain. When you are getting into bed,avoid twists and bends by following these steps. First,back up to the bed,reach your hands back toward the bed as you bend your knees,and use your arms to help lower yourself to sit straight on the side of the bed. Then use your arms to support you as you lean to the side. At the same time,lift your legs off ...

  10. Low Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor

    Low-Back-Pain-When to Call a Doctor

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