When it comes to low back pain, physicians generally advise exhausting nonsurgical options before resorting to surgery.
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Tweny five pagients with spinal cord injury were treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells - meaning the cells were extracted from the patients' own bone marrow.
MRI should be performed on all patients with acute spinal cord injuries whenever feasible as it provides information with prognostic value and serves to guide the clinician to optimize clinical care.
Newsweek looks at how innovative ways of treating wounded soldiers returning from the battlefield is leading to treatments for chronic pain that will help civilians.
Paradigm Spine announced that it has received a European Union CE Mark for its DSS implantable dynamic spine stabilization system.
Scientists believe injections of tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
A multidisciplinary investigation has resulted in a new treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Spinal cord injuries in older patients are becoming more prevalent
A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds epidural steroid injections play a limited role in providing short-term pain relief for lower back pain that radiates down a leg, and do not provide long-term pain relief. The guideline is published in the March 6, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
To develop the guideline, the authors analyzed scientific studies on the topic.
Narcotic drugs (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short term relief of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long term has been questioned.
Psychological interventions for chronic low back pain relief are effective, a new review of studies has found.
Study suggests possible role of embryonic cells from the notochord of dogs to regenerate disc cartilage.
Manchester researchers are recruiting people with back pain caused by nerve root pain, commonly known as sciatica, in the first ever study to discover if therapeutic ultrasound can help their condition.
Persistent low back pain relief may come from acupuncture and the treatment can be cost efficient.
The body's spinal cord is lik e a super highway of nerves. When an injury occurs, the body's policing defenses put up a roadblock in the form of a scar to prevent further injury, but it stops all neural traffic from moving forward.
As new innovations emerge in the treatment of chronic back pain, surgeons are focusing on more effective techniques to relieve pain while also preserving the natural motion of the spine.
Back pain does not improve by the procedure that fills in fractured vertebrae with injected cement.
Researchers believe they have identified a new way to promote recovery after spinal cord injury.
The herbal preparations devil's claw, white willow bark and cayenne plasters may be as effective as pain medication for short term low back pain and are better than placebo.
Research can foresee a time when it might be possible to cure spinal cord injury.
UCSF discovery may help to promote functional recovery after a spinal cord injury.
Body weight supported treadmill training isn't more effective than conventional mobility rehabilitation for restoring movement to those with partial spinal cord injury.