When pain medications and rest aren’t enough to reduce pain from a vetebral fracture, surgery may be necessary.
How Can You Reduce Lower Back Pain?
More and more medical centers promote minimally invasive back surgery as a quick and simple alternative to traditional surgery. But is it really better?
Speaking to a counselor may motivate patients to more actively participate in recovery from back surgery.
In some patients, facet joint injections can be an effective first-line treatment for fractures in the vertebrae, eliminating the need for surgery.
Exercising when you’ve got lower back pain might be the last thing you want to do—but it may be your best bet for finding relief.
Worsening leg pain with coughing, sneezing, or straining may be a sign of disc damage and nerve compression.
Researchers have found evidence that levels of key substances in the blood may serve as useful markers for diagnosing low back pain.
For genuine relief from chronic low back pain, you may have to try a combination of treatments.
The exact cause of back pain is not easily determined. Fortunately, about 90 percent of cases improve on their own.
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit a physician. But don’t expect to walk away from your doctor’s office with a prescription.