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Lower Back Pain: Is Weightlifting the Culprit?

If you’ve ever dealt with lower back pain, you know this has a way of lingering for weeks (or months) on end. In the event of a more serious injury, you may need to consult with a doctor to determine exactly what’s going on. For some people, lower back pain[…]

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How to Speed Up Your Recovery After Back Surgery

There is a lot to think about as you schedule back surgery and wait for the big day to arrive. While you’re excited about addressing your problem once and for all, you may have some concerns about the post-op recovery Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to speed[…]

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Big Step Forward

Lumbar spinal fusion is a detailed procedure in which a surgeon uses screws to fuse together vertebrae bones, all with the idea that they will grow together properly in the future. In other cases, this procedure is used to remove bone spurs or discs with the idea of alleviating pain.[…]

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Do These Things to Mentally Prepare for Back Surgery

Back surgery is not something anyone looks forward to. Fortunately, minimally invasive techniques are growing in popularity, meaning that the recovery period is much shorter and the pain is not nearly as bad. Even so, there are still some things you need to do to mentally prepare for your procedure.[…]

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Top Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

A herniated disk is every bit as painful as it sounds. While this injury typically occurs in the lower back, it’s possible it can also impact your neck. While the best way to understand if you have a herniated disk is to consult with a specialist, there are some signs[…]

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Why Do You Have a Stiff Back?

A stiff back may start out as nothing more than an annoyance, but depending on the cause it can turn into something much more serious. If this is a lingering problem, you don’t want to waste any time finding out what’s going on. You may be surprised to learn that[…]

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What are the Top Causes of Workplace Neck Injuries?

When you arrive at work, you never do so with the idea that you will suffer an injury. Unfortunately, this could happen at some point in time. While there are many types of injuries you could contend with, those associated with the neck are among the most common. Here are[…]

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Don’t Make the Mistake of Ignoring Back Pain

No matter how hard you try to take care of yourself, there could come a time when you suffer a back injury. At first, this may not sound like a big deal, however, it can begin to cause you a lot of trouble over time. Here’s the biggest mistake many[…]

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The Benefits of Ice Therapy for a Back Injury

Have you suffered a back injury? Are you seeking a way to decrease the pain and discomfort, all with the idea of overcoming the injury sooner rather than later? Are you giving any thought to using ice therapy to your advantage? When it comes to ice therapy for a back[…]

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How to Prevent Common Back Injuries During the Winter Season

With the winter season in full swing, it’s only natural for you to change your approach to day to day living. While this means many things, there’s one point that stands out from the crowd: your safety. The winter season can bring forth a variety of situations that improve the[…]

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