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The Type of Help You May Need After Back Surgery

Even if you have minimally invasive back surgery, it goes without saying that you’ll still want to get some help after your procedure. While your medical team will care for you in the hospital, once you head home you must make sure you have a support system in place. This[…]

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How to Prepare for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Once you decide in favor of minimally invasive spine surgery, it’s important to turn your attention to the preparation process. You need to prepare your mind and body for the procedure, as this goes a long way in helping you during the recovery phase. Here are a few things you[…]

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There are Many Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

While there are still times when traditional open back surgery is required, minimally invasive spine surgery has become the preferred option for most patients. The primary benefit of minimally invasive spine surgery is the ability to correct a variety of conditions, including but not necessarily limited to: ·      Repair of[…]

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These Holiday Accidents Could Cause a Back Injury

Like most people, you’ll probably find yourself busy during the holiday season. While there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s important to keep a close watch on your health and well being at all times. There are many types of holiday accidents that could cause a back or neck injury, with[…]

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Do You Have a Herniated Cervical Disk?

A herniated cervical disk can cause both pain and discomfort, oftentimes to the point of making it difficult to live your life. While this ailment is most common in people 35 to 55 years old, it can impact almost anyone. The most common symptoms associated with a herniated cervical disk[…]

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How to Know if You Need Back Surgery

No one wants to get back surgery, but if it’s the best way to treat an injury it’s something to strongly consider. It’s much better to have a procedure than to live in pain and discomfort, all the while hoping that you get better with nothing more than rest. There[…]

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Workplace Back Safety: Things That Can Cause Injury

Regardless of your profession, there are workplace activities that can injure your back. If this happens, you can be rest assured of pain and discomfort that’s difficult to treat and even more difficult to eliminate entirely. Here are several things that can cause back pain at work: ·      Heavy lifting:[…]

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Returning to Work After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you come to find that minimally invasive spine surgery is the best way to treat your condition, you’re sure to have a variety of questions. Depending on your age and life circumstances, you may have concerns about when you can return to work. How soon you can return to[…]

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Understanding the Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

A herniated disk is every bit as painful as it sounds. While these are most common in the lower back, the ailment can also rear its ugly head in your neck. Understanding the symptoms of a herniated disk can go a long way in helping you get the treatment you[…]

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