Spine Treatment

Spinal Stenosis Treatment
What Is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a condition that happens when the spaces in your backbone (vertebrae) become narrowed. When this occurs, your spinal cord and its nerves can get pinched. More than 50% of the time, spinal stenosis affects the lumbar spine, which is the lower part of the back. Narrowing of the spine ...
Spinal Tumors Surgery
What is a spinal tumor? A spinal tumor is an abnormal growth that occurs within the spinal canal or the bones of the spine. These growths can either be cancerous or non-cancerous. In some case, tumors from other parts of the body can spread to the to the vertebrae and the region around the spinal ...
Spine Surgery
Definition of spine surgery  Spine surgery is a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating back pain from a herniated disk or other issues. This type of surgery may also be performed to change the patient's spinal structure. Once severe back pain is diagnosed, it may require surgery to correct the problem and alleviate the pain. Some ...
Spine Surgery Overview
Spine Surgery Overview If you have had back pain for awhile, you may wonder if spine surgery is the only thing that may help you. In some cases, spine surgery is the only option. But there's good news. Most back disorders can be helped with treatments that don't involve spine surgery. These are referred to ...
Spine Treatment
Spine Treatment Definition and Purpose If you have been struggling with back or neck pain for an extended period of time, chances are you may have a spine problem or an underlying spinal condition that is causing the pain. Spinal problems may arise in any person, usually as a result of old age, severe stress ...
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

More exercises here: Neck Pain Exercises

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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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