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Learn more about Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Tethered spinal cord syndrome (TSCS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an abnormal attachment of the spinal cord to surrounding tissues, typically at the base of the spine. This abnormal...

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Learn more about Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, colloquially called a “pinched nerve,” is a condition where the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord become compressed or inflamed, leading to pain, weakness, numbness, or...

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5 Myths About Spine Surgery

When faced with the prospect of spine surgery, it's natural to feel apprehensive and uncertain. Misconceptions and myths can often cloud our judgment, influencing our decisions and potentially...

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Learn More About Knee Treatments at DISC

Knee pain can really take a toll on your quality of life, disrupting daily activities and limiting your mobility. Whether you’re dealing with discomfort due to injury, arthritis or other orthopedic...

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When to Consider a Second Opinion for Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a serious procedure to undergo, so it makes sense why patients may consider getting a second opinion for additional insights in order to make a well-informed decision about their...

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How Good Postural Balance Can Prevent Equestrian Injury

Equestrianism is a high-risk sport — one in five riders will get injured at some point in their equestrian career, according to a study performed by the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health and...

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Top 10 Tips for Finding a Spine Surgeon You Can Trust

Undergoing spine surgery is a big deal, which is why it’s vital to find a surgeon you can trust. At DISC, we want you to feel confident in your diagnosis and treatment plan — and that starts with...

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Learn more about Hip Arthroplasty

Hip Arthroplasty Overview:

Hip arthroplasty, known colloquially as a hip replacement, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis)....

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Learn more about Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Lumbar Fusion Overview:

Lumbar fusion surgery, also known as spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure designed to “weld” adjacent vertebrae into one solid bone in the lower back (lumbar spine),...

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Learn more about Knee Replacement

Undergoing a knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a big decision to make. Plus, there are a lot of options for knee surgeons out there, so it can be confusing for patients to...

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Learn More About Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, typically due to age-related changes or structural issues. It causes the small spaces between the vertebrae to become...

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What is PRP? A Q&A with Dr. Vivek Barbaria

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that has shown promising results in promoting tissue regeneration and healing for a variety of conditions, including orthopedic...