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Posts Tagged ‘treatment’

A History of Spinal Injury Treatments

February 19th, 2019 by Lauren

The first known record of a spine injury is from about 3000BC. It makes you wonder…how did they treat spinal injuries back then? Here’s a brief glimpse into the history of spinal injury treatments. Early History of Spinal Injury Treatments Spinal Traction There wasn’t much documentation about the treatment methods for these injuries back then. […]

Negativity Hurts / Positivity Heals

January 24th, 2019 by Lauren

What role does mood play in your chronic pain? As it turns out, your mood can play a significant role in how you perceive and cope with pain…and positivity helps! Chronic Pain and Depression – The Downward Spiral Pain can put you in a negative frame of mind. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that chronic […]

5 Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Options

December 31st, 2018 by Lauren

In this article we’ll outline five cervicogenic headache treatment options that you can try if you suffer from these severe headaches. Cervicogenic Headache vs Migraine A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by nerve irritation in the spine of the neck (the cervical area). A cervicogenic headache is often confused with a migraine as pain […]

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat back pain. This spinal injection is most often used to treat pain related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Note: You may also be interested in our article on facet joint injections. What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)? An epidural steroid […]

Stiff Neck: Causes, Symptoms and Remedies

October 31st, 2018 by Lauren

Having a stiff neck is not comfortable. It can make performing normal daily tasks uncomfortable or painful. However, in most cases, a stiff neck isn’t serious and will resolve itself within a few days. Here are some common causes, symptoms and treatment methods for a stiff neck. Causes of a Stiff Neck There can be […]

After finding out they may require surgery one of the first questions most people ask is “when can I be back on my feet?”.  What is a typical recovery time for back or neck surgery? Recovery times can vary depending on an individual’s condition, health and other factors. But, here are some average recovery times […]

7 Ways to Prepare for Spine Surgery

October 8th, 2018 by Lauren

What do you need to do to prepare for spine surgery? If your doctor has recommended surgery for your back or neck condition here are some things you should think about before the procedure. Prepare for Spine Surgery 1. Pre-Surgical Checkups Your doctor may ask that you visit your regular doctor for a general checkup […]

Turn on some music and feel the pain subside. What?! Listening to your favorite artist won’t fix what’s ailing you but music therapy has been found to be effective in treating chronic pain! What is Music Therapy? Music therapy is the use of music to help improve individuals’ physical and emotional health. Using music to […]

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