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Does a Herniated Disc Automatically Mean You Need Surgery?

Maybe you’ve been having some pain in your back, or some tingling in your legs or butt. You’ve done some quick internet research and keep coming back to a herniated disc as a possible diagnosis. Now you’re in a panic. What does that even mean, and what are you supposed to do about it? Will…

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Innovative Technology May Improve Outcomes for Lumbar Fusion Patients

Lumbar fusion surgery is just one of the answers provided by the specialists at the Central Texas Spine Institute. The procedure is specifically designed to provide pain relief for those whose spinal injuries or degenerative disc disease have led to a reduction in the space between the vertebrae and the spinal nerve root becoming compressed.…

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Back Pain Can Interfere With You Getting the Sleep That You Need

As adults, we all face plenty of things that can keep us awake at night. Stress and illness are two obvious contributors, and having poor sleep hygiene – doing things like reading our phones late at night or keeping irregular hours – can make things even worse. With so many challenges to getting the rest…

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What to Expect After Your Back Surgery

No matter how much your back pain has impacted your quality of life and no matter how badly you want to have it fixed, there’s a good chance that you’re hesitant about having back surgery. The whole idea of surgery can be intimidating, and that’s especially true when you’re talking about surgery on your spine.…

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Know Your Options In the Face of Back Pain

Have you ever gone to make an appointment with your physician, then thought better of it because you felt that there was nothing that could be done? Though it may be cold comfort to hear that you’re not alone in suffering from back or neck pain, it may help to hear that of all the…

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Helpful Hints for Managing Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, and that comes as no surprise to anybody who has ever experienced sciatica. The burning, shooting, tingling pain of sciatica is impossible to describe, and equally impossible to forget once it has happened to you. Some people only experience sciatica briefly, while they’re pregnant, but…

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