New FDA Approved Non Drug Pain Treatment

This is NOT an advertisement. We make ZERO income from promoting or recommending the treatment option.  In fact I have not yet tried Calmare due to cost ($150 per session on average). I have an appointment scheduled with a Pain Treatment Center that uses the Calmare Device and hope it works! Update Jan 31, 2011: […]

Using Ultrasound instead of Fluoroscopy for Guided Injections

As a person who has already had multiple Fluoroscopic procedures (Continuous X-Ray) and numerous CT Scans I am very concerned with additional exposure to radiation… as I should be.  The incidence of Cancer as a result of Medical X-Ray exposure varies, but can be as high as 1 in 2,000 depending on exposure.  Now the […]

Natural Pain Relief for Osteoarthritis

Author:  Jordan Lite – Prevention Magazine You’re in Pain and You want Relief Naturally You’re in pain, and ibuprofen just won’t cut it. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, don’t agree with your stomach, and you’re wary of stronger meds. Fortunately, you have alternatives — natural ones. From herbs that attack inflammation to techniques that leverage […]

Stem Cell Cure Hope For Back Pain

Stem Cell Research Trial for Back Pain Note: This Story was originally published by BBC News In November 2006 A patient’s own stem cells could soon be used to cure chronic back pain, say researchers. The team from the University of Manchester hope their treatment will be available within three years. They are perfecting a […]

Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies: Expert Consult: Online and Print

Motion Preservation Surgery Text Book by James J. Yue (Author), Rudolph Bertagnoli (Author), Paul C. McAfee (Author), Howard S. An (Author) Book Link: Motion Preservation Surgery This is the most authoritative text available at the time of this writing (August 2008). * Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences * Pub. Date: June 2008 Product Description New motion-preserving […]

Video: Lumbar Spinal Fusion for Fracture

Actual Lumbar Spinal Fusion Although the background of this patient is not revealed in the Video it is clearly a trauma as there is discussion of a fracture and whether the patient will regain use of his legs. I am showing this video so those who have not seen spinal surgery can get a “feel” […]

5 Painful Facts You Need to Know

By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor 5 Painful Facts You Need to Know First off, let’s set the record straight: Pain is normal. About 75 million U.S. residents endure chronic or recurrent pain. Migraines plague 25 million of us. One in six suffer arthritis. The global pain industry peddles more than $50 billion […]

A Doctor that Specializes in Pain Management is a Physiatrist!

A Physiatrist (Pain Management Doctor) is the specialist to help you with non-surgical “conservative” treatments to reduce pain. These Doctors use many injection therapies and do no “cure” pain, they only treat it. Do not confuse Physiatrist with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who treat mental disorders – not pain.

5 Pain Treatment Methods for Spinal Related Pain

About these Spinal Pain Treatment Modalities Treatments I list on this page are those I have not investigated throughly. I have not tried these treatments, some mainstream, some alternative. I list them only so that those of you who are visiting the site may have additional access to possible therapies. it’s hard to say I’ve […]

Exercise – Exercise Therapies – Yoga – Tai Chi

General Exercise The body is designed for movement and movement aids healing, just don’t over do it! You have to remember there is no blood flow to the discs so if you do not move, the spinal fluid does not move! Your road to recovery will be much slower or non-existent without some form of […]

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks – Peripheral Nerves consist of two systems: sensory-somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. All of the spinal nerves are “mixed”; that is, they contain both sensory and motor neurons. All our conscious awareness of the external environment and all our motor activity to cope with it operate through the sensory-somatic […]


A minimally invasive procedure for Disc Herniation involving radio wave therapy delivered via a needle to dissolve the disc herniation reducing pressure on the disc and the irritated nerves. Learn more about the use of Nucleoplasty for Spinal Surgery.  Sorry Nucleoplasty is no longer a working website.