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As new innovations emerge in the treatment of chronic back pain, surgeons are focusing on more effective techniques to relieve pain while also preserving the natural motion of the spine.
Back pain does not improve by the procedure that fills in fractured vertebrae with injected cement.
Researchers believe they have identified a new way to promote recovery after spinal cord injury.
The herbal preparations devil's claw, white willow bark and cayenne plasters may be as effective as pain medication for short term low back pain and are better than placebo.
Research can foresee a time when it might be possible to cure spinal cord injury.
UCSF discovery may help to promote functional recovery after a spinal cord injury.