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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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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: 3 Facts

Even with the many advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery in the recent past, some patients don’t truly understand what it can do for them. As you learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery, with a focus on the facts, you’ll come to find that it’s often a better solution[…]

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Tips to Prepare for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Once you and your medical team decide in favor of minimally invasive spine surgery, it won’t be long before you begin planning for the future. Most importantly, you’ll mark the date of your surgery on the calendar, thus giving yourself enough time to prep your mind and body. While it’s[…]

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: The Recovery Process

If you come to find that you require minimally invasive spine surgery, you’ll be glad to know that this procedure can help eliminate your pain and discomfort once and for all. Of course, as with any surgery, you’ll have questions about what to expect. One of the primary benefits of[…]

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Questions For Your Surgeon About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Any type of surgery, regardless of the procedure, is one that deserves your full and undivided attention. The more you learn upfront the less stress you’ll have as your surgery closes in. With minimally invasive spine surgery, it’s imperative to ask your surgeon a variety of questions. The answers you[…]

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain: What Will You Do?

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a challenging condition that is often associated with lower back pain. There are many causes of SI joint pain, including but not limited to the following: ·      Trauma as the result of an accident (such as a car crash) ·      Pregnancy ·      Previous lower back[…]

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Artificial Disc Replacement May Be Just What You Need

Are you suffering from acute lower back pain? Have you tried everything, including aggressive conservative treatment, and seem to always find yourself back at square one? Although you may feel down and out, there are other treatment options to consider. For example, artificial disc replacement, also known as ADR, may[…]

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These Home Chores Can Result in a Back or Neck Injury

As a homeowner, it’s one chore after the next. Just when you think you’ll have time to sit down, something else gets in your way. While most home chores are nothing more than an annoyance, some can result in injury if you’re not careful about what you’re doing. Here are[…]

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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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