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Back Pain Relief Devices

Devices for Back Pain Relief – Part One

There are hundreds of devices on the market intended to provide back pain relief, with variable rates of success for each and every one. Whilst this review looks at some of the most popular ones, it is by no means exhaustive and we welcome comments on both those listed here` and other devices designed for back and neck pain conditions such as spinal stenosis.

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How Losing Weight Can Help Relieve Back Pain

Excess weight and back pain are connected in some cases as such weight can put a strain on the muscles in the back and neck. It also puts pressure on the body’s joints including the spine and vertebra. Excess weight can increase the sensation of pain as it puts pressure on the other structures in the body, such as the ribs, making breathlessness and fatigue extra factors in back pain.

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Selective Nerve Root Block – Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis

Selective Nerve Root Blocking: Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis


SNRB Injection

Using selective nerve root block (SNRB) as a diagnostic tool is a fairly recent development in spinal health but has proved very useful at isolating the problematic nerve (or nerves) involved in the pathology of conditions such as spinal stenosis. It is also sometimes known as spinal nerve block and was first described in 1971 by Macnab as a potential tool for diagnosis. Continue reading “Selective Nerve Root Block – Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis” »

The Effectiveness of Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis

Dural Leak

Dura Leak

In our post last week we discussed the use of epidural injections for spinal stenosis pain, this week we will take a look at the effectiveness, limitations, side effects and risks involved in the use of steroid injections as a spinal stenosis treatment. Continue reading “The Effectiveness of Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis” »

Epidural Injection for Spinal Stenosis

Epidural Steroid Injections for Relief of Spinal Stenosis

For patients with severe and persistent pain in the spine from conditions such as spinal stenosis, regardless of whether they also have neck pain or back pain, an epidural steroid injection can provide welcome relief for spine pain. These injections are a combination of a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid which work to relieve pain straight away Continue reading “Epidural Injection for Spinal Stenosis” »