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What Characteristics Make for a Great Spine Surgeon?

If you do a quick internet search for spine surgeons in your area, you are likely to come up with a list of physicians. And if you live in a large metropolitan area, that list will probably be...

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6 Reasons to Have Surgery Now

When it comes to scheduling an elective medical procedure, such as fixing the herniated disc in your back, sometimes the biggest challenge is deciding when to do it. As the end of the year...

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What is Interventional Spine Medicine?

According to a study done by Mayo Clinic, back pain is the third most common reason people visit the doctor. Fortunately, in recent years, major advancements have been made when it comes to...

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Patient Story: Britta Llewellyn

Athletes like Britta Llewellyn keep their bodies strong throughout their careers, knowing that injuries and other wear and tear are risks that come with being a professional. As a professional...

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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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Patient Story: Jennifer Grey

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...