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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,...

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Herniated Disc Treatment Options

In this article, we'll take a high-level look at the types of treatments available for patients suffering from disc herniations. The headline is this: many patients do not need surgery. There are...

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Cervical Disc Replacement Proves Superior to ACDF After 10 Years

A recent study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery has found that cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) is a superior option to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...

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Artificial Disc Replacements: The Future of Spine Care

If you are among the thousands suffering from chronic pain and limited mobility caused by a degenerative and/or herniated disc, it may be time to consider a surgical alternative. Artificial disc...

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Simple Tips to Make Your Life as Pain-Free as Possible

As a Board-Certified Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist, a lot of my patients ask me for simple tips to make their lives as pain-free as possible. I'm always happy to hear this question from my...

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Home Remedies for Neck Pain

It’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced musculoskeletal pain at some point. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of Americans reported...

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Why Does Cold Weather Affect My Arthritis?

Anyone who struggles with arthritis knows all about the aches and pains that seem to come along with cold weather. The temperature drops, and like clockwork, you start to feel it in your muscles and...