A number of complementary and alternative treatments are used to relieve back pain. Complementary means it is used together with conventional medicine. Alternative means it is done in place of conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is now a common alternative treatment for certain kinds of pain. It involves inserting small needles or exerting pressure on certain "energy" points in the body. When the pins have been placed successfully, the patient is supposed to experience...Read more
Conservative estimates say that as many as 36% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. And vitamin D is critical for healthy bones. How can... Read more »
Some low back patients with acute pain don't get better. They become chronic pain patients. This study shows how the fear of pain more than the pain... Read more »
Surgeons commonly use radiofrequency (heat) energy to cut small sensory nerves around the facet (spinal) joints that are causing patients' low back... Read more »