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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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The Role of Physical Therapy in Controlling Your Back Pain

April is Occupational Therapy Month, so it makes sense to kick off the month with a quick review of the many benefits of physical therapy when it comes to managing back pain and regaining strength and mobility, especially during the post-surgical period. The idea of occupational physical therapy is to make sure the body is […]

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Back Pain Mythbusting: The Real Scoop on Causes and Treatments

Millions of men and women – and even teens – suffer from back pain, so it’s no wonder there are a lot of misconceptions about what causes it and how to treat it. Here’s a list of some of the most common myths surrounding back and neck pain: • Sit up straight. While good posture […]

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Banish Neck Pain!

That’s not to say neck pain didn’t exist before the rise of mobile devices – it certainly did, but it often had more to do with specific workplace habits, injuries or disease like arthritis than neck strain brought on largely by recreational activities. If you’re experiencing neck pain, here’s a quick primer on what you […]

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What is a Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of back pain and also a common cause of work absences. But even though they’re responsible for a lot of back pain, many people don’t understand what they are, or what causes them. Here’s a quick overview: Your discs are located between your vertebrae, where they provide critical cushioning to […]

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Fighting Back Father Time

Spinal stenosis is one of the most common age-related back problems. And it isn’t pleasant. It usually results from years of osteoarthritis, a thickening of the body’s ligaments that connect the bones to the spine and a deterioration of the cushioning between discs in the vertebrae – all of which cause the spinal canal to […]

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Is Back Pain Disturbing Your Sleep? Your Heart Could Be at Risk

Studies reveal getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your heart, but if you suffer from back pain, you know how difficult that can be to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, one study found almost 60 percent of people with low-back pain suffer sleep disturbances […]

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