Category Archives: Back & Neck Pain Treatments

How to Prevent Tablet Neck

Tablets can certainly come in handy for parents looking to keep kids occupied on long car rides, teens wanting to check out movies or play games on a larger screen than a cell phone, or busy executives needing easy access to stats and reports. However, a potential problem with tablets is the forward neck bending […]

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5 Ways to Relieve a Stiff Neck

From sleeping in awkward positions to spending multiple hours at work using your computer or answering the phone, there are many things that can contribute to a stiff neck. Luckily, it’s often a temporary problem. Even so, neck stiffness isn’t usually something you can ignore. However, there are some things you can do to soothe […]

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Using Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Pain

When ongoing back pain isn’t responding well to traditional treatments, patients often explore other options before resorting to spine surgery. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is one such option. While it doesn’t treat the true source of pain, SCS provides relief by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain. How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works […]

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What Is ACDF?

If your neck pain isn’t responding well to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and other conservative treatments, it may be time to consider an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure. Having a solid understanding of what’s involved with ACDF can help determine if it’s the right solution for your neck pain. When ACDF Is Recommended ACDF […]

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How to Manage Back Pain During the Holidays

Unfortunately, back pain doesn’t take a holiday. In fact, increased stress and a change in activity level can sometimes make recurring back pain worse during the holiday season. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to better manage your back pain while crossing things off your never-ending “to-do” list. 1. […]

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How Acupuncture Helps Relieve Back Pain

Despite a lack of widespread support within the mainstream medical community, many people with persistent lower back pain find relief from acupuncture and turn to it as a means of avoiding more serious options like spinal surgery. Involving the careful insertion of sterilized needles into strategic points within the body in an effort to eliminate […]

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Choosing Back Surgery for Fibromyalgia

Considered the second most common musculoskeletal condition just behind osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is characterized by general fatigue coupled with muscle and joint pain. Due to the nature of the condition, determining whether or not to opt for back surgery isn’t such an easy decision. Difficulty Treating All Symptoms Fibromyalgia patients sometimes consider surgery as an option […]

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Are Any Vitamins Proven to Relieve Low Back Pain?

With approximately 30 million people experiencing lower back pain at any given time, just about anything that can provide relief is going to be welcomed. At The Spine Institute Center for Spinal Restoration, we encourage patient to exhaust conservative methods first, including nutritional supplements. Vitamins found in many common foods may offer some of that […]

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