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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...

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Three Steps for Preparing for Neck Surgery Recovery

You may think recovering from neck surgery is a passive process: the surgeon performs the operation, and your job is  simply to heal. But neck surgery, like any surgical procedure, should not be...

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What is the Difference Between Endoscopic vs. Microscopic Spine Surgery?

If you suffer from chronic back and leg pain and have tried non-surgical treatments and interventions with no success, it is probably time to seek a surgical alternative. According to a study in...

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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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What is ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion)?

If you've recently been advised that your chronic neck pain can be remedied by ACDF surgery, it's time to start preparing for the operation. No surgery should be entered into without first...

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Comparing Artificial Disc, ACDF and Understanding the Cervical Frame

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, you may be curious about the difference between artificial disc replacement and the procedure known as ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion)....

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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...

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Preparing For Recovery After ACDF Surgery

If you are a patient about to undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, commonly referred to as ACDF, you are not alone. As one of the most common forms of surgery to relieve neck...

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Your Top Resources for Finding the Best Spine Surgeon

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are tired of living with discomfort and limited mobility, we help by providing the top resources available for finding the best spine surgeon. Before we...

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New Advances in Hip Surgery with Marina del Rey, CA Orthopedic Surgeon Dean K Matsuda, MD

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Dr. Bulczynski Offers Advice to Prevent Winter Sport Injuries

Leisure Skiing and Snowboarding aren't often thought of as being overly dangerous, but they can be if the proper precautions aren't taken. Slips and falls can lead to head and spine injuries, lack...