Patient Education and Web Links


Low Back and Spine Pain
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.spine-health.com/  A site with lots of information on herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spine anatomy and more. It also has video animations of the various pain procedures.
 
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.orthospine.com/ Use this site's search function for lots of information on most spine pain problems and treatments.
 
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.drdillin.com/   This is another site with video animations as well as lots of information about spinal conditions,treatments, anatomy, etc. It is well worth touring.


On this link you will find a useful booklet  Back Pain Basics...  External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.spine.org/Documents/back_pain_basics_web.pdf

On this link you will find extensive information on spine anatomy, conditions, and more... External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.knowyourback.org/Pages/Default.aspx

More information on Low Back Pain, from the Orthopedic Surgeons Association...  External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00311 

 

Arthritis
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.arthritis.org  This site covers arthritis in general, not just arthritis of the spine, but it includes much useful information on living, and coping, with arthritis. 


Other Pain Syndromes

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm  This link will bring up an extensive database on this unusual disease. 


Fibromyalgia
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.fmnetnews.com/   This website is dedicated to disseminating reliable information about fibromyalgia and related syndromes.

American Chronic Pain Association
External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.theacpa.org/ The goal of this organization is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

Acupuncture

 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/acupuncture/patient/45.cdr#Section_45   This site goes over useful information about acupuncture.


A Pamphlet on Shingles (Zoster) and the Pain Associated With It...  External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://vzvfoundation.org/publicdownloads/Shingles_PHN_Q&A_2000.pdf