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What Type of Advanced Imaging is Best for Diagnosing Neck Pain?

If you strain your neck, you’ll probably experience some pain, but with time, it will likely resolve on its own. However, if you have ongoing neck pain from a degenerative disease or trauma that...

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Jennifer Grey from “Dirty Dancing” Tells Her Story of the Surgeries That Got Her Back on Her Feet

Jennifer Grey shouldn’t even have been driving, let alone winning the TV show Dancing with the Stars. When Jennifer arrived at the offices of Dr. Robert Bray, she was suffering from such severe...

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What to Expect When Recovering From Your Neck Surgery

Recovering from neck surgery requires a thoughtful approach. If your condition warrants surgery, you should already be contemplating ways to expedite the healing process. Here, we'll take a...

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When to Seek a Second Opinion About Spinal Fusion Surgery

If you've been told your condition warrants spinal fusion and you are facing the prospect of surgery, it's time to ask yourself whether you should seek a second opinion. The notion of surgery can...

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Top 10 Tips for Spine Care

Spine-related health issues have become a national epidemic. Eighty percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point, and 40 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have degenerative...

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5 Ways to Overcome Chronic Neck Pain Without Neck Surgery

If you suffer from chronic neck pain but are reluctant to have surgery, there are non-surgical options that may reduce, even alleviate, your pain. Here, we explore five ways to overcome chronic...

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What to Look for in an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Are you suffering from persistent neck or back pain? Do you find it difficult to carry out your normal daily activities as a result? Has your primary doctor been unable to find the right treatment...

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When is Spine Surgery Really Necessary?

If you suffer from neck or back pain, you may be wondering if it is time to consider a surgical alternative to relieve your symptoms. But spinal surgery is a serious endeavor, one that should not...

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Three Steps for Preparing for Neck Surgery Recovery

You may think recovering from neck surgery is a passive process: the surgeon performs the operation, and your job is  simply to heal. But neck surgery, like any surgical procedure, should not be...

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What is the Difference Between Endoscopic vs. Microscopic Spine Surgery?

If you suffer from chronic back and leg pain and have tried non-surgical treatments and interventions with no success, it is probably time to seek a surgical alternative. According to a study in...

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Symptoms of a Herniated Disc: More Than Just Back Pain

If you are one of thousands of people across the U.S. who suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Moving your torso is impossible without engaging your back. Every bend, twist,...

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Treatment Options for Dealing with Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

If you have been diagnosed with cervical degenerative disc disease, you are probably curious about your treatment options. The pain and disability that accompany a degenerated disc can impact...