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Biceps Tendinitis

What is Biceps Tendinitis

This condition is an irritation or inflammation of the biceps tendon at the shoulder. The biceps tendon helps to stabilize the humerus and aids in activities that involve...

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SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

What is a SLAP Tear?

This condition is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder joint. The labrum is ring of cartilage around the shoulder socket that stabilizes the head of the humerus. A SLAP tear...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

How to Treat Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus and hold it in the shoulder socket. When rotator cuff tendons become damaged,...

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Total Disc Replacement

This surgical procedure replaces a damaged or diseased disc in the cervical spine with an artificial disc that restores the natural alignment of the spine. Unlike fusion surgery, which causes the...

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Spinal Fusion Recovery

Pain in the lower back (lumbar spine) is the second most common reason for visits to the family physician. Typically lumbar pain can improve without surgery, through conservative therapy, i.e....

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XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Dr. John Regan discusses the advantages of the minimally invasive spinal fusion XLIF technique. For patients who require fusion, XLIF, provides many advantages because of the smaller incision,...

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MedX Spine Rehabilitation

Under the guidance of Bill Bergman, PhD, MedX rehabilitative exercise equipment is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness from those overcoming injuries to the elite athlete. MedX is...

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Partial Knee Replacement

The Benefits of Partial Knee Replacement

Based on the principal of joint preservation, partial knee replacements target treatment of only the damaged area while preserving healthier portions of...

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain...

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About Pain Medicine

Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a type of specialized medical care designed to minimize the impact of surgical pain or chronic pain. Chronic pain, in particular, can be difficult to...

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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

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Complex Region Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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