The Ultimate Alternative Back Pain Treatments Quiz
There are many treatments for back pain. Traditional methods involve medication or surgery. However, there are many alternate methods available for treating back pain and new ones are being discovered all the time. Take this quiz to see how much you know about alternative back pain treatments.
What foods should you limit in your diet to improve your body's ability to heal?
Where should you spend time if you have low vitamin D levels?
in the sunshine
in the pool
Which of the following relieves muscle cramps?
What is the main tool used in acupuncture?
What is the term used to describe the burning of Chinese herbs?
Where are the needles often positioned?
at a distance from the painful area
around the painful area
in the middle of the painful area
How do acupuncturist diagnose the patient's problem?
They listen to the heart.
They feel the arm pulses.
They search for tightened muscles.
How is hypnosis used in surgery?
to relax the surgeon
instead of anesthetic
to help with brain surgery
How does hypnosis work?
It focuses the patient on specific things.
It confuses the brain signals.
It increases the heart rate.
What is a key factor in the success of hypnosis?
the experience of the surgeon
they type of operation
Magnets have yet to be proven as a successful method in treating back pain. What is one of the difficulties with the research?
It is hard to 'blind' the subjects.
It is expensive to use magnets.
It is hard to measure the effectiveness.
Prolotherapy is another new method of pain relief. How is it administered?
What is the immediate affect of the prolotherapy injection on the joint?
What is a problem with prolotherapy?
It is not always covered by insurance.
It is unsafe.
The effects do not last for long.
Research shows that prolotherapy is effective in reducing back pain along with which other therapies?
both of the above
What is a side effect of prolotherapy?
shortness of breath
A new treatment to fix herniated disks is with surgical laser treatment. What are the benefits of this type of surgery?
it takes less experience to master
it is less expensive
it is less invasive
What pain-causing material does the epiduralysis procedure aim to remove?
What material is injected into the body during percutaneous vertebroplasty in order to fix broken vertebrae?
How does the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator reduce back pain?