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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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20 December 2019

Discectomy is a surgical treatment option for some patients who have a herniated disc which is causing pain by pressing on the spinal cord or nerve root. In this procedure, some of the disc material is removed, relieving pressure and pain. Today, this surgery is minimally invasive, only requiring a small incision — hence the […]

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16 December 2019

Microdecompression spine surgery is one solution for patients with herniated lumbar discs. This minimally invasive surgery, also sometimes known as a microdiscectomy, involves removing part of the herniated disc. This helps relieve some of the pressure on the nerves, which can alleviate the pain that patients with herniated lumbar discs experience. What Is Involved in Microdecompression […]

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13 December 2019

Cervical discs provide cushioning between the cervical spine and the vertebrae. Over time these discs can degenerate or can even be damaged through impact or other trauma. When this happens, part of the disc can move from its normal place and can put pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord. This can cause pain, […]

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9 December 2019

Whether your pain is caused by a work injury, sports injury, car accident or another cause, pain can affect every area of your life, from your mental state to your ability to work or even enjoy personal activities. Injections are less invasive than surgery, and they offer promising results. These injection treatment options are ones […]

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6 December 2019

By Bryant Acquaro PT, DPT The holiday season is often a time of joy and is supposed to be about spending quality time with family and friends; however, it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year and can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Many people feel a lot of […]

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6 December 2019

No matter how much we plan for the future, sometimes life will intercept and grab ahold of the steering wheel, putting us in situations beyond our control. We plan on getting a job. We plan on making and saving money. We plan on getting married. We plan on starting a family. We plan on living […]

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