Chronic pain involves the mind, body, and spirit. The common idea that pain originates at the site of the injury or disease is incorrect. The central nervous system and the mind are involved in amplifying or diminishing pain signals. Emotional and mental factors often make chronic pain worse. Chronic pain can cause many emotions and…Details
This week’s addition to our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain is about Osteopathy and Rolfing. OSTEOPATHY Osteopathy is a recognized medical discipline that has much in common with traditional medicine. Doctors of osteopathy are licensed to perform many of the same therapies and procedures as traditional doctors. They may specialize in…Details
Dr. Kube was featured in Becker’s Spine Review in a feature titled, “Ask Spine Surgeons.” It is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Dr. Kube describes biggest opportunity for growth in the spine field.
MUSIC, DANCE, AND ART THERAPY These therapies reduce anxiety and stress, and may reduce symptoms of depression. They also help promote self-confidence and personal well-being. Like other forms of relaxation, these therapies help reduce pain by relieving muscle tension and slowing breathing.Details
The back is a remarkable combination of strength, flexibility and sensitivity comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. However, some motion in the spine, even micro-motion at a specific spinal segment, can cause pain. The portions of the spine that are able to move are called motion segments and it is important to understand…Details