Treatment & Therapy for Low Back Pain
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Provides a description of what a physical therapist can do for you and what you can do.
Annotation:North American Spine Society - Booklet containing information of this invasive procedure, with illustrations.
Annotation:American Chronic Pain Association - Very comprehensive but dense review of all types of chronic pain treatment, from analgesics to surgery to complementary therapies.
Annotation:U.S. Food and drug Administration (FDA) - There are about 600 products that contain acetaminophen, including cough and cold products and sleep aids, as well prescription pain relievers. The FDA warns consumers that all over-the-counter pain relievers should be taken with care to avoid serious problems that can occur with misuse.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Article provides overview of back pain, with discussion of treatments, including alternative therapies.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - This is a good presentation of issues to consider when thinking about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - People experiencing chronic pain often turn to complementary and alternative medicine for relief. This article highlights the research status for various CAM therapies used for pain control. Also included are guidelines for those considering CAM for common types of chronic pain.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - Article describes when and how manipulation might help back pain.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - Included in this excellent article is information on treatment options including a description of how acupuncture works, how to find a practitioner, and what to expect from a treatment session.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness.
Annotation:Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Physical activity is an important part of arthritis treatment. This article includes relevant questions to ask when considering a yoga class, what poses should not be done, what the benefits of yoga are, and what to expect in the class.
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