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Using Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Physical therapy is a technique used by spine doctors to help treat and manage chronic and acute back pain. Physical therapy services are often offered for patients who have acute back pain caused by a slip and fall, fracture, or an auto accident. Spine doctors also provide physical therapy for your chronic back pain and…
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Invasive vs. Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

When back surgery becomes a possible source of relief for your pain or recurring discomfort, you will have a choice between a minimally invasive procedure and a traditional open procedure, which is a more invasive type of surgery. Understanding the differences between each approach to back surgery may help you make a more confident and…
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The Latest in Back Surgery Technology

Back surgery is generally less invasive than it was even a decade ago. Many common procedures can now be performed with smaller incisions and increased dexterity on the part of the surgeon with the assistance of tiny cameras. The purpose of most advances in back surgery technology is to increase range of motion, reduce recovery…
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Sports Injuries and Back Pain

When participating in just about any sport, especially those involving contact or repetitive movements, there is a risk of twisting, bending, spraining, stretching, or straining something within your back area. When precautions are taken, sports-related exercise can be a good way to keep muscles strong and flexible and maintain your overall health. Understanding common sports…
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