Patient Education and Web Links
Low Back and Spine Pain
http://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.
http://www.orthospine.com/ Use this site's search function for lots of information on most spine pain problems and treatments.
http://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... http://www.spine.org/Documents/back_pain_basics_web.pdf
On this link you will find extensive information on spine anatomy, conditions, and more... http://www.knowyourback.org/Pages/Default.aspx
More information on Low Back Pain, from the Orthopedic Surgeons Association... http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00311
http://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
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm This link will bring up an extensive database on this unusual disease.
http://www.fmnetnews.com/ This website is dedicated to disseminating reliable information about fibromyalgia and related syndromes.
American Chronic Pain Association
http://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.
http://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... http://vzvfoundation.org/publicdownloads/Shingles_PHN_Q&A_2000.pdf