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Archive for August 2018

Lower Back Pain? There Are Plenty of Non-Surgical Options

It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the adult population in America will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives, yet remarkably, many of those enduring the worst pain are suffering in silence instead of seeking medical treatment. The reason? They are fearful of being told that they need spine…

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Study Warns Against Recommending Bariatric Surgery Before Spine Surgery

In many cases, spine surgeons working with obese patients considering lumbar fusion surgery will suggest that they first undergo bariatric weight loss surgery. This recommendation is based on a general understanding that obesity leads to serious health issues, and that a patient with a lower Body Mass Index is healthier and better able to tolerate…

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Study Reveals Power of Understanding How Pain Works

The experience of lower back pain can be truly excruciating, and something that is hard to understand for anybody who hasn’t gone through it themselves. The goal of healthcare professionals in providing care for patients suffering from this type of agony is to solve the problem that’s causing the pain while also providing relief. A…

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Is Surgery the Only Answer for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

If you’ve been experiencing relentless lower back pain with tingling or burning in your legs, you’ve probably done enough internet research to know there’s a good chance you may have lumbar spinal stenosis. The condition is a narrowing of the spinal canal or of the small openings that are on the sides of the vertebrae,…

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