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  • FUSE Trial: Better Backs Faster?

    It’s a common condition as we age. Degenerative disc disease refers to wear and tear on the ligaments in our back and neck, the discs that normally act as cushions between the bones in the spinal cord. Now, doctors are testing a new minimally invasive procedure for fusing discs and alleviating pain. FUSE Tria

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  • How Long Does a Pinched Nerve Last?

    If you suspect you have a pinched nerve, read on to learn what steps you can take now to help and what to expect during your recovery.

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  • How to Keep Your Spine Happy While Working – or Learning – at Home

    Whether you're the parent of a young student who is learning remotely this fall or a student yourself – or you're working from home – understanding ways to minimize your spine injury risk is essential.

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  • Is Your Neck Pain Preventing You From a Good Night's Sleep?

    Too much time in front of a computer can lead to neck pain it can also could be preventing you from getting a good night's rest. Here's why.

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  • What Doctors wish their patients knew about Spinal Fusions

    There is a great deal of misinformation on the internet and in the media about spinal surgery and specifically spinal fusion. When contemplating spinal surgery and deciding if a fusion is necessary, it is critical to consider multiple factors. First and foremost, the vast majority of patients with a spine problem can be successfully treated and live a good quality of life without ever undergoing spinal surgery.

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  • Symptoms and Diagnosis of Facet Joint Disorders

    Lumbar facet joint disorders most commonly cause lower back pain that is characterized by a localized ache with some degree of stiffness. This pain is usually worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity. In case of spinal nerve root impingement, radicular leg pain (sciatica) may occur.

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  • Exercises for Neck Pain Relief

    You're not alone if you’re looking for neck exercises to relieve neck pain. The aching, throbbing discomfort is a common complaint. And it’s no wonder: The neck has a challenging job.

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  • Causes and treatment of a pinched nerve in the back

    An injury, a herniated disc, or an underlying medical condition can cause a pinched nerve in the back — resulting in pain, numbness, or tingling sensations.

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  • The Most Common Causes of Back Pain Plus, How to Ease Your Aches ASAP

    Wondering, “why does my back hurt?” You're not alone. Here, are the surprising culprits—and the best ways to shut 'em down.

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  • Spinal cord injuries: Types and recovery

    Accidents, falls, and certain diseases can injure the spinal cord. How a spinal cord injury affects a person depends on two factors: the area of the spinal cord where the injury occurred and the severity of the damage.

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