Epidural Steroid Injection – Time to Remedy that Daily Back Pain

Modern medicine today and the way doctors can do things with the smallest amount of discomfort during and after a procedure is simply amazing.  Twenty years ago, people suffering with back issues had to go to extreme measures, such as surgery, just to get relief from pain.  Doctors were still performing back injections, but they […]

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What is a Neurosurgeon? 8 Qualifications to Look for when selecting a Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. [1]  Well that’s a mouthful isn’t it?!  We often think that a spine […]

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How to Avoid and Deal With Injuries During the Holidays

Winter and the holidays is a time to rejoice, remember and be thankful for the opportunity to share life with those you love and adore.  For many, the emotional addition of fear compliments this cold season.  Winter time can become more of an obstacle course to avoid pain and injury.  The losers in this game […]

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Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): What Is It?

Extreme lateral Interbdoy (XLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure performed through the side of the body to treat spinal disorders and reduce long-term back and leg pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as steroid injections, physical therapy and pain medication. [1] The surgeon goes through the side of the body rather than […]

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Woman Are More Susceptible to Arthritis Then Men

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) arthritis affects approximately 21.6% which is about 46.4 million people in the US.  Each year, arthritis affects millions of Americans in the US.  It is a condition that is extremely painful and bothersome for most people.   It causes the joints to deteriorate and in some cases can […]

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Pregnancy & Your Back: What You Can Do to Keep Your Back Strong

Finding out you’re pregnant can be the most wonderful news.  The thought of creating a life to share and cherish is a feeling that cannot be put into words.  For some it takes years and for others it is very easy to get pregnant.  However it happened, the same joy is felt.   So many emotions […]

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