Indications, Risks and Follow-up Care for Laminectomy Surgery

Most back problems are treated conservatively with the use of physical therapy followed by medication when necessary. In certain situations where these methods fail to offer relief, laminectomy surgery is used to relieve pressure on nerves and the spinal cord. Also referred to as decompression surgery, a laminectomy is the removal of the lamina or back part of the vertebra. This increases the size of the spinal canal by reducing constriction of the cord. Indications Back pain that becomes dramatically (read more...)

A Few Simple Ways to Relieve Muscle Pain

If you have ever experienced muscle pain of any type, you know how debilitating that pain can be. If the muscle pain is in your back it is even more difficult to deal with. You use your back for everything and lifting or even walking can become extremely painful when you are experiencing muscle pain. Therefore, muscle pain relief is an essential component to living a healthy lifestyle. There are a variety of ways to achieve relief from discomfort that is caused by temporary muscle pain. Muscle (read more...)