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The Following Can Signify a Serious Back Injury

A serious back injury can change your life in many ways. Not only does it slow you down, but it can result in a variety of side effects and symptoms. General pain and discomfort often signify a serious back injury, but there are many other things to watch for: ·     […]

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What is Chronic Back Pain?

Chronic back pain is exactly what it sounds like: back pain that persists, despite your best efforts to rest the injury. While there are many ways to treat a back injury, including surgery, you don’t want to make a final decision until you know which plan of attack will suit[…]

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Minimally Invasive Lateral Fusion: Things You Need to Know

Over the past few years, minimally invasive back and neck surgery has become increasingly popular. While there are many procedures to consider – all with the help of your surgeon – Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, also known as minimally invasive lateral fusion, is one of the best. We discuss the[…]

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Treatment of Failed Back Surgery: Don’t Give Up

Failed back surgery syndrome, also known as FBSS, is more common than people many believe. If you’ve gone through surgery and didn’t receive the results you were hoping for, you may begin to believe there’s nothing else you can do. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Although there are many challenges[…]

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What is Microdiscectomy and is it Right For You?

When it comes to neck or back surgery, you should never hesitate to learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive procedures. For example, a minimally invasive microdiscectomy is one of the best ways to remove a herniated disc, all without causing too much pain and discomfort for the patient.[…]

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The Many Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Have you recently learned that you require spine surgery? Are you concerned that traditional open back surgery will result in a long recovery, along with a variety of other dangerous side effects? Fortunately, you have another option: minimally invasive spine surgery. This isn’t the right solution for every patient, but[…]

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Good Posture is a Must on a Summer Road Trip

Do you have big plans to take a summer road trip? Are you ready to hit the road, but a bit concerned that so many hours behind the wheel will take a toll on your neck and back? Rather than cancel your trip and miss out on an exciting experience,[…]

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Neck and Arm Pain Often Go Together Hand in Hand

There are times when neck pain is isolated. There are also times when neck pain is associated with discomfort in other parts of your body, such as your arms. If you find yourself facing both neck and arm pain, be sure to pay close attention to when it comes and[…]

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These Side Effects of a Slipped Disk Can Alter Your Life

Any injury to your back and/or neck has the potential to alter your life in a number of ways. While there is a solution to every problem, until you find relief you could be faced with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. A slipped disk, for example, is typically[…]

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Protect Your Lower Back with These Tips

A lower back injury is not something you want to deal with, as this can make it extremely difficult to live your daily life. Fortunately, there are many simple tips you can follow to protect your lower back. Here are some of the many things you should consider doing: ·     […]

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