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Epidural Injections for Back Pain Relief: What to Expect

Back pain can be crippling and robs many of every day basic function. There are numerous causes for lower back pain and treatment can take many forms. Epidural injections in the spine have been around for decades, and today is a common practice for those seeking a non-surgical approach for pain management. For anyone who […]

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Finding the Best: How to Choose a Spine Surgeon

Up to 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some stage during their life. For many adults, the problem is only due to a minor condition. However, some people with back or neck pain may have a spinal disorder. Have you been recommended by your doctor to seek medical attention from a spine specialist? […]

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Do You Have Scoliosis?: The Top Signs of Scoliosis

Are you worrisome that you may have scoliosis? Scoliosis can be difficult to detect in the early stages. Even during the routine checkups you may have had growing up. One particular study even found that 67% of adult patients with back pain from scoliosis go undetected. Knowing all of the signs of scoliosis can help you. […]

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Back Pain: 5 Red Flags When It’s Serious

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore These Back Pain Signs and Symptoms Back pain is something more common than one may think, but when does it become something more serious? While there are remedies to help with common back ailments, it’s important to know when to consult your doctor.   1. The Hurt Is Long Lasting There […]

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Sciatica: A Debilitating Condition and the Benefits of Sciatic Surgery

Up to 40 percent of all people will experience sciatica — sometimes referred to as sciatic nerve pain — at some point in their lives. Are you struggling with sciatica? Likewise, do you deal with constant pain in the lower back and hips? It’s easy to feel as though you’re stuck with this condition forever. That’s not necessarily […]

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Spinal Problems and Solutions: Kyphosis and More

Back problem? Spinal disorder? Spinal problems are very common. You are not alone if you said yes. Or if you know someone who has back pain or problems with their spine. In fact, at one point in their life, it is estimated by the experts that 80% of the population can have a back problem. […]

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Scoliosis And Pregnancy: Answering FAQs

Scoliosis affects an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. Routine doctor’s visits, especially during the developmental years of a child’s life, are crucial to identifying this abnormal curvature of the spine. Though many people end up needing treatment for scoliosis (generally in the form of scoliosis correction procedures), life doesn’t have […]

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Scheuermann’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Kyphosis is a spinal condition in which an overly pronounced curve in the mid-back (thoracic spine). Scheuermann’s disease is a kind of kyphosis that affects between 0.5% and 8% of the population and is more common in males than females. This condition presents as triangular, wedge-shaped vertebrae that cause the thoracic spine to curve forward […]

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Disc Replacement: What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? Am I At Risk?

Disc replacement is surgical procedure in which degenerated intervertebral discs in the spinal column are replaced with artificial devices. Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that develops as an individual ages. In fact, it’s estimated that almost everyone over the age of 60 has some issue concerning their spinal discs. This can be whether […]

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