Category: Back Pain

Do the Alexander Technique 0

Do the Alexander Technique

A medical doctor first recommended that I do the Alexander technique when I was fourteen and suffering from a back injury. Not only did it help my back, but it also taught me how...

See a Chiropractor for Back Pain 0

See a Chiropractor for Back Pain

Eight out of ten people suffer from some form of back pain in their lifetime, due either to poor muscle tone, bad posture, athletic or other injuries, disk problems, or a problem in the...

Improved Back Surgery 0

Improved Back Surgery

What happens during a standard spinal fusion surgery? Dr. Zahrawi: In the standard procedure you make an incision. The most common one is the posterior fusion where you make an incision in the back,...

Oh! My Aching Back: Alternative Therapies 0

Oh! My Aching Back: Alternative Therapies

While some aches and pains can be easily cured, back pain often won’t go away. If you think you’ve tried everything, think again. Here we report on two alternative therapies that can make a...

A Better Back Brace 0

A Better Back Brace

Can you describe the traditional scoliosis braces that are in existence right now? The traditional braces that exist now are all spin-offs of a brace that was developed in the 1940s, called the Milwaukee...

Got Your Back 0

Got Your Back

About 80% of Americans suffer from a hostile spine at some point in their lives — from muscle spasms, pinched nerves, and aching kinks to chronic, debilitating disk degeneration. What’s more, your posterior side...

Easing Back Pain With Electricity 0

Easing Back Pain With Electricity

How debilitating can back pain be? Dr. Shaff: Back pain is, I believe, the number two cause of missed work days in the United States. The only one that’s superior to that is the...

Uneven Limbs 0

Uneven Limbs

You could go your whole life and never know that you had one leg shorter than the other one. And if it doesn’t cause you any problems, why should you care? Well, what a...

Microdiskectomy: Back Surgery To Go 0

Microdiskectomy: Back Surgery To Go

Back surgery patients who used to remain in the hospital for five to six days are now walking out within hours after the operation. This day surgery is being performed at Baylor College of...

My Aching Back – Doctor’s Interview 0

My Aching Back – Doctor’s Interview

Why is chronic back or leg pain so debilitating? Dr. Faller: Primarily because it’s a long-term problem. It’s something that is, in many cases, not going to get better. The people who experience it...