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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. Myelogram

    A myelogram uses a special dye and an X-ray (fluoroscopy) to make pictures of the bones and the space (subarachnoid space) between the bones in your spine (spinal canal).

  3. Getting a Laminectomy: Before, During, and After

    WebMD explains what you need to know as you prepare for your laminectomy: what happens before, during, and after a laminectomy.

  4. TENS for Back Pain

    WebMD explains the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - or TENS - to relieve back pain.

  5. Back Surgery: Risks and Benefits

    Learn more from WebMD about the risks and benefits of various types of back surgery.

  6. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Spine

    A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of the spine and vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine), or lower back (lumbosacral spine).

  7. Back Problems and Injuries - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Back problems: Proper lifting Fitness: Increasing core stability Low back pain: Exercises to reduce pain ...

  8. Back Pain Guide - Topic Overview

    Most people will have a minor back problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury.

  9. Back Problems and Injuries - Prevention

    Back pain affects many people. The more time you spend sitting at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television or a computer, the more you must do to prevent back pain. Good posture, proper body mechanics, and exercise will help you prevent back pain.

  10. 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.

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