Category Archives: Treatments

New Treatment May Help Spinal Injury Patients Regain Bladder Control

It’s common to associate spinal cord injuries with a loss of sensation below the affected area, yet some of the nearly 18,000 people who experience spinal cord injuries (SCIs) each year in the United States also have issues with bladder control. In fact, more than three-quarters of U.S. patients living with SCIs aren’t able to […]

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4 Remedies for Whiplash Pain You Can Try at Home

More than half of the 3 million or so new whiplash cases that occur in the United States each year involve chronic pain, meaning discomfort lingers for 4-6 months or more. While often associated with car accidents, whiplash injuries can happen as a result of any sudden backward-forward motion affecting the neck area, which could […]

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Treating Intermedullary Tumors of the Spine

Intermedullary tumors are a subgroup of tumors that develop within the structure of the spinal cord. Considered rare, tumors of this nature account for 2 to 4 percent of all tumors that affect the central nervous system. The good news is most intermedullary tumors, which usually originate from supporting cells, are benign (non-cancerous). Specific treatments […]

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How Do You Treat Delayed Whiplash?

Each year, more than 3 million Americans experience whiplash, a common neck injury most people associate with car accidents. However, sudden back-and-forth movements that strain or sprain soft tissues in the neck can also occur because of a hard impact or fall. While sudden injuries to the spine often cause immediate pain, this isn’t always […]

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Treating a Broken Tailbone

It only takes a second or two to fall and land on your lower back. Most of the time, the resulting sharp, intense pain in the affected area is a temporary inconvenience. However, if your tailbone, which is the bone at the very end of your spine, produces discomfort that lingers or becomes worse over […]

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5 Steps to Take If You’ve Thrown Out Your Back

The expression “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” is nothing more than a figure of speech. Another common saying you might have heard is “I threw my back out.” This one is more literal in the sense that it actually has something to do with spine-related pain. Often associated with serious and debilitating […]

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4 Potential Side Effects Caused by Over-the-Counter Drugs

For many people, making a trip to the local pharmacy is usually the first attempt at resolving minor back or neck pain. Though over-the-counter medications may provide much-appreciated relief, there are some potential side effects you should be aware of before stocking up on your preferred remedy. 1. Liver Damage Acetaminophen is a common over-the-counter […]

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Top Tips to Improve Bone Health

Maintaining optimal bone health is a goal achieved with a combination of smart eating habits and preventative measures. Bone density naturally decreases over time, a process that starts when you’re in your 30s and continues as you get older. Maintaining strong bones is essential to preventing painful falls and fractures. Board-certified spine surgeons recommend taking […]

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Sleep Tips for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Most people sleep for 6 hours or less each night, according to a survey of 1600 respondents. If that includes you, then you’re probably not getting enough rest to manage your chronic pain. When you don’t get enough recuperative sleep, your body can’t naturally heal itself, which means your discomfort is likely to return the […]

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Easy Ways to Work on Your Posture

Posture is an often-overlooked cause of back pain that’s reversible if you make an effort to literally straighten up. If you don’t want to practice balancing a book on your head, spine surgeons in Los Angeles recommend a few easier ways to work on your posture. 1. Align Ears and Shoulders Leaning down or forward […]

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