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Physical Therapy

Managing pain and preventing it from extending to other areas of the spine is often preferable to surgery if the patient’s case is not extreme. If pain in the lower back has lasted more than two weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences, our spine specialists may advise back pain exercises and physical therapy for back treatment in order to prevent further recurrences and problems.

Your therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy direct to the patient using a variety of techniques and products including heat/ice packs, TENs units, and Ultrasound.

In addition, stretching and physical exercise is also required to rehabilitate the spine and you may be advised to use daily stretching techniques and low-impact aerobic conditioning exercises, such as walking cycling, swimming, three times a week which will all provide back pain relief. Specific exercise to bulk up your back muscles, to regain some shock absorbing ability may also be necessary.

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This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus
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J Orthop Surg Res. 2023 Mar 25;18(1):242. doi: 10.1186/s13018-023-03723-7.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: To explore the characteristics and clinical management of thoracic spinal stenosis
J Neurosurg Spine. 2023 Mar 24:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2023.2.SPINE221341. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Workers' compensation (WC) and litigation have been shown
Abstract Background: No study had directly compared the reliability, correlation with clinical symptoms, and surgical outcomes of dural sac cross-sectional
Abstract Purpose: The incidence of osteoporotic compression fractures (VCFs) have been rising over the past decades. Presently, vertebral cement augmentation
Abstract Background: Currently, there are different routines in Norwegian hospitals regarding how recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2023 Mar 23;24(1):217. doi: 10.1186/s12891-023-06329-6.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using

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