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24 January 2020

A small herniated disc in your back can cause life-disrupting pain throughout your body. Though not everyone needs surgery, if your doctor has recommended this procedure for your back pain, you need to learn more about it. Surgery on a herniated disc can get you back on your feet and ease your pain. What Is […]

20 January 2020

If you have lower back pain, you should have the best treatment for the longest-lasting results. Treatment options are not all equal. Some may not work as well, and the best relief for your back pain will depend on the cause. This article will help you to find out how to stop your back from […]

17 January 2020

Your brain and spinal cord work together to form the central nervous system, a complex mechanism that controls everything the body can do. With a system this complicated and crucial, it’s no wonder that even the slightest injury or mishap to our spinal cord can wreak a fair amount of havoc. When it comes to […]

13 January 2020

When it comes to any injury, including those to your neck, surgery should be your final option. There are plenty of more conservative methods to treat pain and try to restore normal function to the neck. However, if you’ve worked through alternative options and find yourself at the bottom of the barrel and still in […]

10 January 2020

Your upper spine, more commonly known as your neck area, consists of a series of cervical vertebrae that connect your spine to your skull. These vertebrae and connected spinal roots nerves provide a significant nerve supply to your head, neck, shoulders and upper arms. They’re crucial to ensuring that your brain and spine can communicate […]

6 January 2020

We often take our necks for granted, forgetting the crucial role they play in supporting our heads, aiding in motion and keeping our bodies functional and alert. Of course, once the natural movement of our necks becomes compromised, we quickly realize just how important this part of our body is. Hyper-extended or pained necks can […]

3 January 2020

A cervical bone break — more commonly known as a broken neck — happens when there’s a break in one of the vertebrae that run from the spine into your neck. It should go without saying that cervical bone breaks are a significant issue. Unlike what you may have seen in the movies, however, breaking […]

30 December 2019

If you have ever experienced any sort of collision or sudden jolt — situations typically involving a car accident of some sort — you may have sustained a residual pain in your neck and upper shoulders. Even if you walked away from the accident relatively unscathed and not feeling the need to seek medical care, […]

27 December 2019

Long-term pain requires innovative intervention like radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to get relief. This treatment is one of the newest options available for doctors to ease the severity of back or neck pain. As novel as this treatment is, it still has a record of safety with few severe side effects. For those with chronic pain […]

23 December 2019

With age and with some types of trauma to the spine, bone spurs can occur. These bony growths can put pressure on the nerves or spinal cord, causing pain and affecting your range of movement. Laminectomy, also known as decompression surgery, is a surgery that can help some patients with this condition. During a laminectomy, […]

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