- quick reference guide to neuro-medical  and pain management information

Information that you can find in this web site:

Pain Management

Overview of options for managing pain

Medical Terms for Pain


Overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Neuro-Medical Information

Anatomic Terminology

Regions of the Spine


Special Neurological Tests

Spinal Disc Disease

Pinched Nerves

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ulnar Neuropathy (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome or Tardy Ulnar Palsy)

Sprains, Strains and Contusions

Spinal Infection

Spinal Tumors


Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain FAQ

Treating Pain in Elderly

Living with Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain in America

Lower Back Pain

Back Pain or "Lumbago"

Q&A on Back Pain


Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joint)

Piriformis Syndrome

Leg pain and sciatica

Neck Pain

Overview of Neck Pain

Q&A About Neck Pain


Overview of Trauma


Diagnostic Neurological procedures



Misc Procedures

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Bloodless Surgery

Pain Blocks

Q&A on Pain Blocks

Trigger Point Injections

Epidural Blocks

Selective Nerve Blocks (Cervical and Lumbar)

Cervical Facet Block/Rhizotomy

Lumbar Facet Block/Rhizotomy

Occipital Nerve Blocks (steroid injections)

Sacroiliac Joint Blocks

Stellate Ganglion Block (Cervical Sympathetic Block)

Pain Medications

Overview of Pain Medications

Carisoprodol (Soma)

Cephalexin HCl Monohydrate  (Keflex)

Diazepam (Valium)

Etodolac (Lodine)

Hydrocodone (Vicodin)

Hydrocodone (Norco)

Propoxyphene (Darvocet)

Trazodone (Desyrel)

Amitriptyline HCl (Elavil)

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Procedures

Overview of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Pain Pumps and Stimulators

Lase™ Discectomy

IntraDiscal ElectroThermal (IDET) Therapy

TranS1 Spinal Fusion

X-Stop Disc Decompression

Pathfinder Lumbar Fusions

Viper Lumbar Fusions

Disc Decompression

Minor Neurosurgical Surgical Procedures

Overview of Minor Neurosurgical Procedures

Cervical Disc Surgery

Lumbar Disc Surgery

Major Neurosurgical Surgical Procedures

Overview of Major Neurosurgical Procedures

Lumbar Fusion

Artificial Lumbar or Cervical Disc Replacement

Alternative Care for Pain

Alternate Medicine Q&A






Herbal Medicine




Humor Therapy

Imagery or Visualization

Light Therapy

Massage Therapy




Pranic Healing

Spiritual Healing

Psychological Therapy

Reiki Energy Therapy


Rolfing (deep tissue massage)

Shiatsu Massage


Other ways of managing pain


Physical Therapy


Medical History

History of Health Insurance

History of Spinal Surgery

History of U.S. Disability

History of Pain Treatment

Medical Ethics

Hippocratic Oath

About Hippocrates

Selling the Spine, Marking Medicine

Picking a Spine Doctor

Misc Nuero Information

Medical/Neurosurgical Glossary

Neurosurgical Abbreviations

Important Neurosurgical and Medical Links

Misc articles on neurosurgical and neuromedical issues

Medical-legal (med-legal) processes


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Last modified: 11/18/09