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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...

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Exercises for Cervical Disc Disease and Neck Pain

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, exercising may be the last thing on your mind. It's hard to imagine working the very area of your body that is causing you discomfort, but exercises aimed at...

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Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Options

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, the source of your discomfort may be a herniated cervical disc. Here, we'll discuss cervical herniated disc symptoms, the causes and the treatment options...

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What is ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion)?

If you've recently been advised that your chronic neck pain can be remedied by ACDF surgery, it's time to start preparing for the operation. No surgery should be entered into without first...

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Comparing Artificial Disc, ACDF and Understanding the Cervical Frame

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, you may be curious about the difference between artificial disc replacement and the procedure known as ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion)....

Cervical Discs

Questions to Ask Your Physician About Cervical Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis) Surgery

 

If you think you might be a candidate for cervical spinal fusion, it's time to have a thoughtful conversation with your doctor. No one should approach surgery without investigating all of the...