Spine Guide Adds Video Resources to its Website

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Treatment Videos Now Available at E-Health Site

The new archive, currently consisting of 23 videos, the Spine Conditions category lists the numerous spinal problems that could occur.

Premier e-health site Spine Guide recently announced the addition of a series of health videos. The new addition is meant to further educate the general public about the different kinds of spinal ailments and how to treat them. The video resources are split into three categories: Spine Conditions, Spine/Non-Surgical Procedures, and Spine/Surgical Procedures.

The new archive, currently consisting of 23 videos, the Spine Conditions category lists the numerous spinal problems that could occur. Many of them—like osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylosis—appear when people get older. Others—like spinal cord injury, herniated disc, and whiplash—are caused by trauma. Other common spinal problems include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, kyphosis, facet joint syndrome, and cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. This section also includes a tutorial on the spine's anatomy and demonstration on where back pain and neck pain begin.

Some spinal problems are not serious enough to require surgery. A video on pain management—which is usually recommended for chronic pain—comprises the Spine/Non-Surgical Procedures section. Pain management is a type of spinal treatment used to reduce the pain for conditions that cannot be cured, or cannot easily be eliminated. It can also be used to treat post-surgery pain. Pain management usually consists of elements like injections, physical therapy, exercise, lifestyle changes, and psychological treatments, and each treatment plan is tailored to the patient's specific needs.

Other problems are serious enough to require spinal surgery, thus the existence of a Spine/Surgical Procedures section. For instance, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or ALIF, is applied to back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Another type of spinal surgery, anterior endoscopic cervical microdiscectomy, is used to remove the bulging portion of a herniated cervical disc. This section contains 61 videos of various spinal surgical techniques.

Spine Guide welcomes use of its video resources by all kinds of people, including website visitors, spine specialists and centers, and journalists. Members of the media or press are strongly encouraged to link to the specific video and provide proper citation.

About Spine Guide:
Developed and maintained by a group of medical and health professionals, Spine Guide is a health website dedicated to providing people with comprehensive information on spinal and neck conditions. Spine Guide distinguishes itself from other e-health sites with its peer-review process of all posted content and a comprehensive and independent approach to health-related information. For more information on the educational videos, visitors can send an email to info(at)spineguide(dot)com. The URL to the website is http://www.spineguide.com.

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