Treating Facet Joint Pain Introduction The facet joints are small joints that connect the vertebrae of the spine. Located at the back of the spine, these joints work together with the intervertebral discs to help support the spine and provide flexibility. While these joints can certainly be injured due to an accident, they are most…

Case report of sacroiliac joint tenderness treated with bilateral x ray guided injection of the sacroiliac joints A 74 year old gentleman was seen in the Pain Clinic. On examination, he had a reduction in flexion, extension and lateral movement. He was tender more on the right than on the left sacroiliac joint and also…

Patient satisfaction with lower back pain treatments Introduction Lower back pain is considered as one of the leading causes of physical disabilities. It has also been cited as the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Some of the most specific causes of lower back pain include: Herniated disk…

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture works better than anything modern medicine has devised for the treatment of back pain, scientists have concluded. In trials among 1,100 patients with chronic lower back pain which had lasted for an average of eight years, almost half (47 per cent) of those who received acupuncture showed significant improvement…

    The spinal column is the most vital part of human body. It is in fact an extension of the brain and is extremely well-designed and has many functions to perform like;   Movement     Balance     Spinal cord protection     Shock absorption     Upright straight posture   The spinal…

  Red flag signs is a term used by health professionals to describe and identify back symptoms/signs.  Classifying particular symptoms helps to make decisions regarding treatment and helps categorize the seriousness of the problem.  Following are the Red Flag symptoms and you should immediately seek medical advice if you have any of them as they…

  Obesity and lower back pain are two sides of the same coin.  It would not be presumptuous to assume that in the forthcoming years the incidence rates will significantly increase due to obesity.  Surveys have shown that in UK every 4 out of 5 adults aged 16+ will experience back pain at some point…

  There are multiple prescription or over-the-counter medications that can help in relieving pain and also address related symptoms of back pain. Pain relievers are generally of three types:   Oral pain medications which are to be taken by mouth are available in tablet, capsule or liquid form.     Topical pain medications are applied…

Back pain and back injuries are very common ailments in our society. In fact, approximately 75% to 90% experience back pain episodes at certain stage in their lives. Almost 10% undergo surgical procedures when the condition becomes chronic and is unmanageable by conservative measures such as medication and physiotherapy.   Back pain poses great problems…

  Many patients benefit from a combination of medical options like medications, injections along with alternative options such as: Acupuncture Acupuncture has beneficial pain relieving qualities and is can be used to treat patients with lower back pain. The acupuncture mechanism stimulates the central nervous system to release specific chemicals in to the body that…

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