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Neck Pain and Cervical Discography

While most people are familiar with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI tests, discography is a procedure that is much less known. Discography is a procedure that a back or neck surgeon may request in cases where a patient is reporting neck pain that is not connected to a herniated disc or cervical radiculopathy.  In these…

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Keeping Workplace Back Pain at Bay

As much as we love to complain about work, the truth is that the daily grind is pretty dear to us. Work gives us a sense of self worth, and for many of us, it holds true meaning. So what happens when your workplace is causing you neck or back pain? The truth is that…

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Helpful Hints for When Airplanes Cause You Back Pain

As much as we all look forward to visiting family and friends during the holidays (or any other time), if you live more than a car-ride away, then there’s a good chance your travel will include a flight. And if you suffer from back pain, that can be a real problem. Unless you have an…

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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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Cervical Disc Replacement Procedure Provides Patients With Improved Range of Motion

As medical technology improves, so too do patient outcomes. In orthopedic surgery, one of the most obvious examples of this can be found in a procedure called cervical disc replacement. Where patients suffering from degenerative disc disease or injury in the neck were once limited to having the damaged discs removed and the vertebrae fused…

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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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Think Twice Before Going the Couch Potato Route After Microdiscectomy

Not that anybody ever looks forward to surgery, but there are some patients that make plans to catch up on Netflix movies as they recover and recuperate. Though there is certainly nothing wrong with getting plenty of rest and sleep to help you heal, it is important that you don’t limit your activities too much,…

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National Poll Reveals American Attitudes About Neck and Back Pain Treatment

The Gallup Organization was founded in 1935, and since that time it has provided a valuable window into the thoughts and experiences of the American public. The company conducts public opinion polls that have a reputation for statistical accuracy, and as a result, when they publish a report on attitudes and actions regarding neck and…

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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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