Nuvasive Neo Disc & Spinal Kinetics M6-C

Photos attached of both devices below text Nuvasive NeoDisc Nuvasive is manufacturing a Cervical Disc Replacement called “Neo Disc” or “NeoDisc”.   It’s my understanding this replacement disc has been in use in the UK for a few years, but here in the United States it is still undergoing Clinical Trials. The Neo Disc is much […]

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: […]

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 […]

Yoga For Neck Pain

Resolving Neck Pain

Cervical Discogram – Test Report

Cervical Discogram Report I was told not to drink any fluids or eat any food for 2 hours prior to my procedure. I took this advice seriously as I didn’t want to get nausea or throw up with needles stuck in my Neck. Arrival at the Imaging Center I arrived at the outpatient scan center, […]

Considering the Cost of Cervical Fusion vs. Disc Replacement

Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion — Kevin McKeever HealthDay Posted: 2008-04-28 19:05:04 Note: This article was funded by ADR Manufacturer Medtronic, maker of the FDA Approved prestige Cervical Artificial Disc. The real cost of surgery is not just in the upfront expenses. MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — Treating cervical degenerative disc disease […]

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 […]

5 Painful Facts You Need to Know

By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor http://www.livescience.com/health/080725-pain-facts.html 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 […]

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 […]

Massage Thereapy Treatments for Back and Neck Pain

Note: See Also My Post on Myofascial Release Different Types of Massage Treatments Deep Tissue – Targets deep layers of muscles and connective tissue Rolfing – A specific form of deep tissue work Trigger Point Therapy – Addresses Adhesions in the muscles Swedish – most common, long smooth strokes and kneading, circular motions Shiatsu – […]

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Videos to Help You Understand How it Works My Experience with Acupuncture Works for some to help with pain. I tried Acupuncture with electrical therapy (At a Chiropractors Office” and it did nothing for me, but he person doing the work may not have been fully schooled as to the proper treatment. I then […]