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When should I see a doctor about lumbar back pain?

With lumbar back pain being so prevalent, it’s a dilemma you are likely to face—should you go see a doctor for the pain, or should you wait it out at home? Most cases of back pain will resolve...

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Does Having Lumbar Back Pain Mean That I Need Surgery?

Some people live with lumbar back pain for years, worried that a visit to a specialist will ultimately lead to surgery. But as a spine surgeon, I have some good news … Most of the time, surgery...

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Understanding Cervical Laminoplasty

Your spinal cord and spinal nerves are responsible for “communicating” messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Your spinal cord runs through and is protected by small bones called...

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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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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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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...