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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: The Smart Way to Treat Back Pain

Nobody truly understands how devastating back pain is until it happens to them, and once it does, it is usually accompanied by a mixed sense of desperation and fear. Back pain sufferers would do just about anything to feel normal again, yet most are scared of the idea of surgery. The good news is that…

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Simple Surgeries to Alleviate Pain from Common Sports Injuries

Participating in sports can be one of life’s great joys. But it can also lead to very real pain. Whether you’ve been injured on the field, the court, the ski slope or the track, you have to deal with both the physical aspects and the mental – especially if you are driven to return to…

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When to Take Action for Your Pinched Nerve  

Anybody who has ever been diagnosed with a pinched nerve knows how painful the condition can be. A pinched nerve describes any situation in which a nerve is being compressed. This can be caused by a number of different things, ranging from a repetitive stress injury, staying in a single position for too long, or…

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Why Is Artificial Disc Replacement the Best Option?

There are many different back and neck problems, and a variety of treatments for each. Though conservative treatments are always the first approach, there are some situations for which surgery is clearly indicated. This is especially true when the discs between the spinal vertebrae have actually degenerated as a result of injury, age, or genetics….

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How a Hostile Home Can Worsen Lower Back Pain

Anybody who has ever gone through a tough time knows how important it is to have the love and support of your friends and family. But a new report out of Rush University in Chicago is making it clear that a lack of support can do very real harm – and that is particularly the…

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Bad Habits that Contribute to Back Pain

When back pain strikes, all you want to do is find a magical, immediate way of making it go away – and hope that it never comes back again. Unfortunately, wishing doesn’t make it so – and not doing anything to fix the problem makes it all the more likely that your pain will stick…

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The Importance of Weight Control Before Spine Surgery

When you’re dealing with back pain severe enough to require surgery, the last thing you want to hear is that you need to lose weight. But the truth is that in order to make sure that you are in the best possible condition to optimize the outcome of your operation, you want to be in…

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Can I Exercise After Spine Surgery?

Patients who are contemplating back surgery ask a lot of questions. Though many of them are about the surgery itself (and what they should do to prepare themselves), there are even more questions about what the operation will mean for their future. How soon can I go back to work? Will my pain go away?…

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How Arthritis Can Affect the Spine and How It Is Treated

Back pain can take many forms and can have many causes, but one of the most frustrating is arthritis. When people think of arthritis they tend to think of pain in the fingers or knees, but it is just as likely to impact the joints, muscles and bones in the back, and especially the lower…

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Living with a Spinal Cord Stimulator

When patients are living with chronic pain and other therapies have not provided relief, a spinal cord stimulator may be an option.  This medical device has been available for patients suffering from chronic pain, failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and other conditions since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in…

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