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4 Ways to Improve Back Pain Now

With the number of people who suffer from severe back pain making up 50-85% of the population, most individuals will probably experience it at some point in their lives. An episode could last anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months, and once you have a bout of severe back pain, you are more […]

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What You Need To Know About Herniated Discs

When it comes to herniated disks, there are a few things you should know: A herniated disc is found in the structure of the spine. Discs sit between the vertebrae in the spine, acting as a cushion between the individual bones. When an individual is diagnosed with a herniated disc, it means something is wrong […]

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What Are Stem Cell Injections and How Do They Work?

Stem cell injections are a cutting-edge medical procedure that uses the body’s own healthy stem cells to regenerate and repair diseased spinal tissue. Microsurgical Spine Center was the first to perform this procedure for back pain in the state of Washington. You may have heard of the controversy of embryonic stem cell treatment, but at […]

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When Back Pain is a Spine Compression Fracture

Have a nagging feeling in your back? Is it just stress or something worse? The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that approximately 700,000 people in the U.S. each year experience spine compression fractures due to osteoporosis. Here’s how to know when your back pain is a spine compression fracture. Recognizing the disease is the first step to […]

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The Connection between Back Pain and Smoking

Forty-two million Americans smoke cigarettes. On November 19, the American Cancer Society will hold the Great American Smokeout’s to encourage smokers to kick the habit for good. Need another reason to quit? Studies show that smoking contributes to chronic back pain. According to new research, smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to suffer from an […]

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7 Tips to Stop Breaking Your Back at Work

Did you know back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work? In fact, it’s the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Often, research shows, work itself can be the cause. Sitting still at a desk day after day can result in serious […]

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3 Reasons to Consider Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Minimally invasive surgical procedures are now available for most types of back problems that require surgery. If you are struggling with pain and discomfort but cannot risk a long-term absence from work, there may be help available to you. Minimally invasive procedures work through smaller incisions, creating numerous benefits for the patient. If your medical […]

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Sciatica Attacks: What Do They Mean?

If you’ve ever suffered from any of the symptoms associated with sciatica — or if you’re suffering from them right now — you know how debilitating it can be. The cause of your sciatica could be any of a bewildering variety of potentially serious problems. Fortunately, we know how to isolate the specific reason for […]

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What’s New in Spinal Fusion?

When it comes to spinal fusion surgery, most people are familiar with why the surgery is performed – to provide greater stability to an area of the spine that’s become damaged or unstable from disease or injury; but most men and women are unaware of the wide variety of fusion procedures that are available today […]

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What’s New in Spinal Fusion?

When it comes to spinal fusion surgery, most people are familiar with why the surgery is performed – to provide greater stability to an area of the spine that’s become damaged or unstable from disease or injury; but most men and women are unaware of the wide variety of fusion procedures that are available today […]

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