Spine Treatment

Hemivertebra Resection
Hemivertebrae Resection: Definition, Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Results Hemivertebrae is a type of anomaly in your vertebrae that can result in a lack of formation in one half of your body. Hemivertebrae is most commonly the cause of congenital scoliosis. Moreover, Hemivertebrae can cause an angular deformity in the formation of the spine as a ...
Herniated Disc Treatment overview
What is Herniated Disk Treatment and surgery?  Herniated disc treatment often depends on the symptoms produced by the condition. A herniated disc occurs when the gel-like center of the disc breaks through its fibrous, outer shell. This can cause symptoms like pain and abnormal sensations in the legs or arms. Symptoms depend on where the herniation ...
Herniated Disk Surgery
What is Herniated disk surgery?  Herniated disk surgery is performed to alleviate and correct pinched nerves or tissues of the spine. Most of the time, people who have bulging or herniated discs don't require herniated disc surgery. If you have been using conservative treatments like heat or ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy for more ...
In Situ Spinal Fusion
How bone graft is used for In Situ spinal fusion Bone graft is used to correct issues with bones and joints, the surgery is also referred to as bone tissue transplant. Bone grafting is essential especially to create stability in cases such as knee transplants for example which helps to allow the bone to grow around ...
Injections
Spinal Injections An injection is a way of getting medicine or other fluids into the body by a method other than the digestive system. In the United States injections into the subcutaneous layer of skin or the muscle are often called "shots" and in UK English they are often referred to as "jabs."  The medication ...
Interspinous Spacers
Interspinous Spacers for Spinal Stenosis Treatment Increasing life expectancy and the related demand for quality of life among the elderly has contributed to neurogenic claudication becoming one of the most common diagnoses of all degenerative spine diseases. Back and leg pain along with decreasing walking tolerance limit quality of life and can result in social ...
Inversion Treatment of Low Back Pain
Inversion Treatment of Low Back Pain   What is low back pain? Low back pain, sometimes abbreviated LBP is one of the most common reasons why patients seek the care of their physician. The common cold is the only thing that bothers people more. Low back pain can be caused by heavy lifting, frequent bending, ...
Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty Procedure What is Kyphoplasty? Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to treat compression fractures of the vertebrae. Compression fractures occur when bones that have become a thin, brittle and fragile collapse. Compression fractures of the spine can be very painful. Kyphoplasty procedure is also sometimes called "balloon kyphoplasty."  Since this is a surgical procedure, ...
Laminectomy (Laminotomy)
Laminectomy (Laminotomy) Your spine consists of vertebrae, all stacked in a column, called the spinal column. The vertebrae are a unique shape, and their job is to hold the body upright and to protect the spinal cord, which runs through them. Each backbone or vertebra has two laminae. These laminae are arch-shaped and are located ...
Laminoplasty
What is Laminoplasty? If the spinal canal is narrowed, such as in the case of spinal stenosis, the spinal cord and the nerves can become pinched or compressed. This causes irritation, pain and can lead to other serious complications. A Laminoplasty is a surgical procedure that makes more room in the spinal canal for the ...
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Fusion
Corpectomy
Discectomy
Dynamic Interlaminar Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine
Foraminotomy (Foraminectomy)
Fusion with Instrumentation Surgery
Growth Friendly Scoliosis Surgery
Hemi-epiphysiodesis
Hemivertebra Resection
Herniated Disc Treatment overview
Herniated Disk Surgery
In Situ Spinal Fusion
Injections
Interspinous Spacers
Inversion Treatment of Low Back Pain
Kyphoplasty
Laminectomy (Laminotomy)
Laminoplasty
Lateral Lumbar Fusion
Low Back Pain Treatment
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Osteophyte Removal
Sciatica Treatment
Scoliosis Surgery
Smith-Peterson (Posterior) Osteotomy
Spinal Decompression Surgery
Spinal Deformity Surgical Treatment
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal Tumors Surgery
Spine Surgery
Spine Surgery Overview
Spine Treatment
Questions & Answers
Q:
What is the best way to treat permanent back and neck pain and stiffness?
A:

Here are some tips:

Neck Pain Tips: Sleep with a cervical pillow

Orthopedic or cervical pillows are made with special contours to support the space beneath the neck and head. They are also more concave for the head and provide more support to the neck.

Neck Pain Tips: Sleep on your back

The best position to lie to sleep is on your back. If you sleep on your stomach or on your side, make sure your pillow is not too thick. It should raise your head no more than 4 to 6 inches. This will keep your neck and head from turning to either side.

Neck Pain Tips: Position your computer screen at eye level

While you are working at a computer, sit comfortably in your chair with your computer in front of you. Close your eyes and then open them. When you open your eyes, you should see the middle of the computer screen. If your gaze is not in the middle of the screen, adjust the height of the screen using items like books.

To keep your head from gradually drifting forward, take frequent breaks to stretch. Getting up to walk around at least once every half-hour is one of the best neck pain tips.

Neck Pain Tips: Use a telephone headset

Never hold a phone between your shoulder and your ear. Use a headset or other hands-free system to talk on the phone and avoid abusing your neck and spine.

Neck Pain Tips: Exercise your neck muscles

One of the best neck pain tips is using the chin tuck. You can do this often throughout the day. In addition to helping strengthen the muscles that hold the head in alignment over the shoulders, it also helps strengthen the scalene and sub-occipital muscles.

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Q:
What is the best treatment for neck pain and shoulder Pain?
A:

One of the best treatment for neck pain and shoulder pain is exercises:

Neck Pain Exercises: Neck Extension

  1. To begin this neck pain exercise, sit up straight in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Looking straight ahead, tuck your chin slightly (starting position)
  3. Place the palm of your hand on the back of your neck, at the base of your head
  4. Apply slight forward pressure with your hand, while resisting the forward motion of your neck and head
  5. Hold for a count of 5 and return to the starting position and relax
  6. Repeat the neck pain exercises 5-10 times

Neck pain exercises: Side bend

  1. Sit up straight in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Looking straight ahead, tuck your chin slightly (starting position)
  3. Place your left hand, palm down, on the left side of your head (around your ear)
  4. Slightly push your head to the right side with your hand, while resisting the sideways motion of your neck and head
  5. Hold for a count of 5 and return to the starting position and relax.
  6. Repeat 5-10 times
  7. Repeat the neck pain exercises with the other side.

Neck pain exercises: Neck flexion

  1. Sit up straight in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Looking straight ahead, tuck your chin slightly (starting position)
  3. Place the tips of your fingers on your forehead
  4. Slightly push your head backward with your fingers, while resisting the backward motion of your neck and head
  5. Hold for a count of 5 and return to the starting position and relax.
  6. Repeat the neck pain exercises 5-10 times

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Q:
How do I reduce the shoulder and neck pain?
A:

Here are some tips:

Neck Pain Tips: Sleep with a cervical pillow

Orthopedic or cervical pillows are made with special contours to support the space beneath the neck and head. They are also more concave for the head and provide more support to the neck.

Neck Pain Tips: Sleep on your back

The best position to lie to sleep is on your back. If you sleep on your stomach or on your side, make sure your pillow is not too thick. It should raise your head no more than 4 to 6 inches. This will keep your neck and head from turning to either side.

Neck Pain Tips: Position your computer screen at eye level

While you are working at a computer, sit comfortably in your chair with your computer in front of you. Close your eyes and then open them. When you open your eyes, you should see the middle of the computer screen. If your gaze is not in the middle of the screen, adjust the height of the screen using items like books.

To keep your head from gradually drifting forward, take frequent breaks to stretch. Getting up to walk around at least once every half-hour is one of the best neck pain tips.

Neck Pain Tips: Carry weight evenly

Many people make the mistake of carrying a heavy briefcase or their purse on their shoulder or on one side of their body. Doing this causes strain in the muscles and leads to pain.

Remove non-essentials from your briefcase or purse. Consider using a backpack to evenly distribute the weight across your shoulders. If you choose to carry a purse or backpack, keep your shoulders level while carrying it.

Neck Pain Tips: Maintain a proper posture

The most common posture contributing to neck pain is the “head-and-shoulders-forward” posture. In this position, the neck slopes forward, putting the head in front of the shoulders.

In this position, the head pulls the upper back forward also in a slumped position. This places a strain on the entire spinal column.

More tips here: Neck Pain Tips: Sleeping, Posture, Exercising, Hydration & Prevention

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