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Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

Is the medtronic cage a useful device to help people with back pain who need a spinal fusion?

It is not the device: That is necessarily useful. It is making sure the right person is having the correct surgery for the appropriate indications by the "right" surgeon. There are lots of good devices on the market for spinal fusion surgery. The type of device is the least important factor in this scenario. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain ?

What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain ?

There are several: There are several devices on the market. I don't know of any "one" device which is the best. The results of treatment with these devices is hard to measure and compare in a scientific manner. ...Read more

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What benefit, if any, is there in using a TENS Unit hand held device to try to decrease back pain? Prescribed by MD.

What benefit, if any, is there in using a TENS Unit hand held device to try to decrease back pain? Prescribed by MD.

For some, less pain: It doesn't 'correct' the cause of the pain, but for some it does reduce their pain. The stimulation seems to 'confuse' the nerve endings and they send fewer, weaker pain messages to the brain. Nerves may be unable to handle multiple signals and this over-rides the pain. ...Read more

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My back pain?

My back  pain?

And...: All we know so far is a very broad location ("back") and a symptom (pain). You've mention pain shooting down the leg, but not necessarily as a condition related. Much more is needed to even begin to give you perspective of the problem. ...Read more

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I have back pain?

I have back pain?

Not uncommon: In many people better after a couple of days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

What is question?: If you are asking how to manage it...There are many ways. Physical therapy, medication, injections and surgery are all possible options. Without more details i can't begin to make any suggestions to you. ...Read more

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What is back pain sir?

Lucky: You are lucky that you do not know. Any type of discomfort in your back, which you can describe as pain. ...Read more

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I havelower back pain..

I havelower back pain..

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have lots of back pain?

I have lots of back pain?

Describe it: This could be a million things, please describe the pain in detail (where, does it move, did you have an injury, prior surgery, etc). ...Read more

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Why I always have back pain?

House work?: IT IS REALLY DEPEND WHAT PART OF YOUR BACK,IS IT LOWER,MIDDLE,UPPER BACK PAIN. depend on how many children you have,and are you planning to have more. depend on your weight and height. if you are from the middle east a lot of women has scoliosis,and calcuim deficiency,that could be the reason. my advise check with your doctor,might able to help you better. good luck,bilsalamah. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more