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A Compression Fracture Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down

It goes without saying that a compression fracture in your back or neck will result in pain, discomfort, and the inability to lead your normal life. Fortunately, this doesn’t necessarily have to slow you down over the long run. Recently, we consulted with a patient who presented with compression fracture[…]

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A Herniated Disc can Cause Severe Leg Problems

Are you suffering from leg pain and discomfort? Have you had trouble pinpointing the exact cause? Are you concerned that the pain will never go away? Many people make the mistake of assuming their leg pain is caused by something happening locally, such as a pulled muscle or tendon. However,[…]

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Surgery Can Help Cure Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is one of those ailments that’s not always easy to diagnose, let alone treat. This is caused when a herniated disk presses on the sciatic nerve, thus causing pain and discomfort in both the back and legs. Over the years, we have treated many people with sciatica, including a[…]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is typically accompanied by quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, this pain can radiate from the neck and back region into other parts of the body, such as the legs. Recently, a patient presented with a herniated disc at L3/L4, which had been bothering him[…]

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Lower Back Pain Cured Through Surgery

Many people suffering from lower back pain are under the impression that they have no choice but to live with the discomfort for the rest of their life. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Recently, we treated at patient at our Fredericksburg location who was suffering from lower[…]

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Can You Find a Back Doctor Online? You Bet!

If you find yourself in need of a back doctor, it’s critical to consider all your options. While your primary care physician can provide a referral, this isn’t always the best path to take. Instead, you may want to do all the legwork on your own – and that’s where[…]

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How to Prevent a Neck Injury When Lifting a Heavy Object

Maybe you’re staffed with the responsibility of lifting heavy objects every day on the job. Or maybe you purchased a new big screen television and you need to transport it into your home. Regardless of why you’re lifting a heavy object, it’s imperative to take the necessary steps in preventing[…]

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What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. If you’re suffering from this ailment, it’s imperative to take immediate action with the goal of receiving a diagnosis and the proper treatment as soon as possible. Before you can do anything, you need to know[…]

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Do You Wake Up in the Morning With a Stiff Neck?

It’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning with a stiff neck. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered from this ailment in the not so distant past. You should never turn a blind eye to a stiff neck, as you could be facing a serious injury that[…]

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Workplace Accidents that can Cause a Back Injury

Depending on your profession, you may find yourself on the go throughout the day. For example, if you work in the construction industry you’re always on your feet. Furthermore, you may be faced with physical exertion from time to time. If you’re involved in a workplace accident, it’s important to[…]

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