Narcotic drugs (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short term relief of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long term has been questioned.
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Psychological interventions for chronic low back pain relief are effective, a new review of studies has found.
Study suggests possible role of embryonic cells from the notochord of dogs to regenerate disc cartilage.
Manchester researchers are recruiting people with back pain caused by nerve root pain, commonly known as sciatica, in the first ever study to discover if therapeutic ultrasound can help their condition.
Persistent low back pain relief may come from acupuncture and the treatment can be cost efficient.
The body's spinal cord is lik e a super highway of nerves. When an injury occurs, the body's policing defenses put up a roadblock in the form of a scar to prevent further injury, but it stops all neural traffic from moving forward.
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.