A facetectomy is a spinal surgical procedure for individuals who experience moderate to severe back pain as a result of an impinged spinal nerve.
Although tailbone pain can be uncomfortable, in most cases it will go away on its own within a few months.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first spinal tether device intended to be used in children and adolescents to correct the most common form of scoliosis, called idiopathic scoliosis, that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing.
Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of healthcare and medication use (including opioids) associated with different patterns.