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
Did you know that approximately one-fourth of adults in the United States experience back pain at least once during a three-month time... Read more »
My last post looked into the benefit of some drugs with an anti-depressant effect in the treatment of the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. ... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Exercise and Physical TherapyThe Role of Physical TherapyPhysical therapy with a trained professional may be useful if pain has not improved after 3... 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 »
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 »