What Is A Spinal Cord Disorder Or Disease?

Spinal cord disorders can cause permanent and irreparable cord problems. These disorders usually are a result of some condition outside of the spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is...

What Is A Spinal Cord Injury / Disorder (SCI/D)?

What Is Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord that results in temporary or permanent changes in the spinal cord’s normal motor, sensory,...

How the Spine Is Organized

The spinal cord is a long, fragile tubelike structure that begins at the end of the brain stem and continues down almost to the bottom of the spine. The...

Injections for Back Pain Relief

When back pain won’t go away, your doctor will consider all the treatments that could help you, from exercise and physical therapy to medication. Part of that may include injections to...

What Is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re...

Back Surgery: Pros and Cons

By the time you sign up for back surgery, your doctor will probably have tried a number of treatments to ease your back pain or lower body weakness. While there are...