Low Back Pain - Treatment Overview
Low Back Pain - Symptoms
Low Back Pain - Prevention
Low Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor
Low-Back-Pain-When to Call a Doctor
Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - What’s next?
If you are concerned about back pain or other related symptoms such as leg pain, numbness, or weakness, talk to your doctor about what steps you can take. If surgery is unlikely to help, you can still take action to decrease and control your symptoms. ...
Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Low back surgery quiz ...
Decompressive Laminectomy for Spinal Stenosis
Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis.
Percutaneous Discectomy for a Herniated Disc
Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis)
Spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is a surgical procedure that joins, or fuses, two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion is major surgery, usually lasting several hours. There are different methods of spinal fusion.
Back Pain Guide - Spinal X-Ray
Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine to find spinal fractures, infections, dislocations, tumors, bone spurs, or disc disease. Spinal X-rays are also done to check the curvature of the spine or for spinal defects.