Back Pain Q & A
"Low back pain is probably the most common form of chronic pain in the modern world. The back is subject not only to the wear and tear of aging but the sprains, strain, or bruises of everyday living. Many aspects of back pain remain mysterious, making it one of the most stubborn conditions to treat, defying simple rules and simple solutions. Usually, even the worst back pain can be treated, and sometimes cured, as long as its source can be identified" — Dr. Scott Fishman
Is surgery the best treatment for a bad back?
What is failed back syndrome?
How does physical therapy relieve chronic back pain?
Will a nerve block relieve my back pain?
What are the latest experimental treatments for back pain?
What is a discogram?
How can you tell the difference between a muscle strain in the back, and the pain that is caused by a kidney infection?
What is radiofrequency lesioning?
Can you explain these procedures and how they might help the pain?
My doctor has recently suggested acupuncture. Is acupuncture safe and will it really help?
Learn more about what ails you. Here are some common symptoms.See all »