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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...

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Saddle Up for Success: Sagittal Imbalance Versus Equestrian Performance

In the world of equestrian sports, the rider must coordinate with their horse to perform in sync. It’s a full body exercise, not just for the horse, but for the rider too, as their fitness, balance...

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Learn More About Sciatica: What It Is and How To Treat It

Sciatica is a term used to describe symptoms rather than a specific medical condition. It’s typically caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body...

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Learn More About Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that affects the discs between the spinal vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae allowing for flexibility and cushioning....

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Is it Time for a Second Opinion?

Often times, patients suffering from back and/or neck pain are told the only option they have is an invasive procedure, like a spinal fusion. It's crucial that patients seek second opinions,...