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    1. Spinal Decompression Therapy

      WebMD explains both surgical and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Learn what’s involved and find out if it could ease your back pain.

    2. Physical Therapy and Pain Management

      Physical therapy (PT) can be an important part of a pain management program.

    3. Physical Therapy and Other Options for Neck Pain

      Find out how physical therapy and other options might ease neck pain from cervical disc disease.

    4. Types of Spine Curvature Disorders

      WebMD explains various types of spine curvature disorders and their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

    5. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Low-Back-Pain-Topic Overview

    6. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Spinal instrumentation without fusion for scoliosis involves attaching devices (such as metal rods, hooks, wires, and screws) in or near the spine to correct a spinal curve without actually fusing the vertebrae together. The goal of this surgical procedure is to stabilize a severe spinal curve in a growing child without fusing an area of the spine that would stop growth in that area.This procedure is used, with some limitations, on children who are still growing and have severe spinal curves that are getting worse. Benefits of this procedure include that it:Allows for normal vertical growth of the spine.May stabilize a severe spinal curve.Prevents a spinal curve from getting worse.Limitations of this procedure include:Possible complications from surgery, such as devices that do not stay in place or break, the need to remove devices due to infection or other problems, or the need for another surgery.The need for several surgeries (as many as six surgeries, or two surgeries a year) to

    7. 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.

    8. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Preparing For Your Appointment

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

    9. Low Back Pain - Coping With Chronic Back Pain

      One Man's Story: "I started feeling sad and angry a lot. I didn’t want to do anything. My back was hurting more. I was having trouble focusing on my work. My life just started feeling smaller and smaller."- Ravi Read more about how Ravi learned he had depression and how he fought back. Low back pain can take a toll on your mental health. You may feel fear,frustration,and anger or have ...

    10. Low Back Pain - 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

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