Understanding Spinal Disk Problems -- Diagnosis & Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about the spectrum of treatments for spinal disk problems.
Most Popular Questions About Back Pain
Dealing with back pain? WebMD went to the experts to get answers to your most pressing back pain questions.
Chronic Back Pain and Sleep
Find out how to get a good night's sleep when suffering from chronic back pain.
Opiate Pain Relievers for Spinal Stenosis
Drug details for Opioids for spinal stenosis.
Opiate Pain Relievers for Low Back Pain
Drug details for Opiate pain relievers for low back pain.
Opiate Pain Relievers for Acute Neck Pain
Drug details for Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain.
Opiate Pain Relievers for a Herniated Disc
Drug details for Opioids for a herniated disc.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Cause
A herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our vertebral discs lose some of the fluid that helps them maintain flexibility. A herniated disc also may result from injuries to the spine, which
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
Lumbar Herniated Disc - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call a doctor about a herniated disc.