iOS app Android app

Back Surgery

Physical Therapy Could Be Just As Good As Surgery For This Common Back Problem

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Physical therapy may work as well as surgery for easing symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a comm...

There's No Back Pain Surgery Can't Make Worse

Allen Frances | Posted 03.07.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Lots of elective surgery is probably unnecessary, and back operations are the most notorious example.

The Snake Oil in Spine Surgery: One Spine Surgeon's Perspective

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Many folks responded to a paid advertisement promising "Great results" and "Little to no down time," and take the bait. They bought the snake oil.

MRI Back Scans Do Not Predict if You Need Surgery

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Despite changes in technology and fancy titanium screws, plates and cages, the overall results of surgery have not significantly improved over the last few decades. This over-prescription of surgery is a huge problem.

Facing The Fear Of Back Surgery: 'The Bouts Of Pain Taught Me A Lot About What Matters Most In My Life'

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

My dad lay helpless, and yet, as a parent could only hope to do, he managed to find the words I most needed to hear. I wiped my tears and kissed my husband. I would be brave for my parents, my husband and my kids.

Jon Ward

WATCH: Rick Perry's Unusual Speech Performance in N.H. | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry raised some eyebrows Friday night with a speech performance in Manchester, N.H., that was u...

What The Pain In Your Back Is Trying To Tell You

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The majority of back pain heals without any significant medical intervention. Only a very small minority of back conditions require surgery.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Irks Patients By Booking VIP Floor Of New York Hospital After Surgery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One day after he was revealed to have implored Washington to launch military strikes against iran, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah finds himself at the e...

Cheney Spine Surgery: Former VP In Hospital

AP | Frances Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent elective back surgery Thursday, a procedure his office said "went well." "He is having...