Home Remedy Book

Alamo Brain and Spine understands that the best healthcare is achieved with an educated healthcare consumer. Especially with back and neck pain, prevention of recurrence is essential to free oneself from ongoing attacks of pain symptoms.

The bad news is that four out of five Americans will have a back pain attack at some point in their lives. The good news is that 80% of back pain is linked to an acute strain of ligaments and tendons. Spine surgery is never appropriate for a back or neck strain. While a back strain can be painful enough to bring you to your knees, the other good news is that the pain related to the symptoms of back strain or neck strain can often be relieved in your own home — provided you know the correct Home Remedies for Back Pain.

Our spine Internet site acts as on-line spine encyclopedia. In addition, as a free community service, Alamo Brain and Spine mails out a Home Remedy Book for back & neck pain to those who live in San Antonio and surrounding areas. If you live in this area and would like a copy, complete the form and we’ll mail one to you over the next two weeks.

Within the Home Remedy Book for back pain and neck pain you find several ways you can relieve the symptoms of a back pain attach in your own home. For example, home remedy for back pain #1 is to take an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Nuprin as directed on the bottle. Next, take a paper Dixie cup, fill it with water and put it in your freezer. After it freezes, peel back the paper edge and have another person apply the ice treatment to your low back or neck for 5 minutes at a time. Next, the Home Remedy Book features several customized stretches that can actually relieve pain symptoms — including some disc-related problems.

Remember, drugs only mask symptoms, they do not cure anything. The only way to prevent a recurrence is to change the physiology of the back by using stretches that make the back stronger, more flexible and more resistant to future strain.

The other key part of the Home Remedy manual is to show the two correct ways to lift an object off the ground, because lifting is one of the main causes of back pain. Click HERE to more information on how to lift without hurting your back.

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Scott B. Phillips, MD is a neurological surgeon based in San Antonio who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, spinal cord stimulator implants and other brain disorders, including brain tumor and chiari decompression. Patients travel from Bexar County, San Marcos and South Texas, including Corpus Christi, Kingsville, McAllen and Brownsville for treatment of back pain, neck pain, brain tumor, carpal tunnel and epilepsy-related neurological problems. Dr. Scott Phillips provides second opinions for back surgery and neck surgery, and emphasizes non-surgical treatment options in advance of spine surgery. Where surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc or spinal instability, Dr. Phillips uses minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and advanced technology like the artificial disc to help patients relieve pain symptoms and get back to activity. This spine neurosurgeon expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day.