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Here’s Why Proper Posture When Sitting is Important

Are you the type of person who sits at a desk, hour after hour, one day after the next? While you may enjoy your job in front of a computer, there’s something to remember: it can take a toll on your health. Proper posture when sitting is an absolute must.[…]

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The Complications of a Herniated Disk are Serious

A herniated disk is a serious concern that can impact your overall level of health, as well as the way you live your day to day life. Also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disk, this injury requires immediate medical attention. Even if surgery isn’t required, you’ll want to[…]

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There are Many Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain

Did you know that chronic back pain affects approximately 80 percent of American adults? If you fall into this category, it’s imperative to learn more about the many ways to treat your pain and discomfort. There may come a point when minimally invasive spine surgery is the best way to[…]

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Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Physical Therapy

Are you suffering from back pain? Did you recently undergo surgery to address a complicated issue with your back? If you answered yes to either question, it’s imperative to work closely with your medical team to make a full recovery (as quickly as possible). While it’s not always easy, there[…]

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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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