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Is Surgery the Best Option for Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of persistent pain that affects the lower back, hip and outside of the leg. It is typically caused by the compression of a spinal nerve located in one of the lower vertebrae. The compression is often a result of a degenerated vertebral disk. One of the main methods for treating severe…
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Staying Comfortable Following Back Surgery

Any type of back surgery is a process that extends beyond the operation itself and includes time to safely recover and ease back into your normal routine. Being as informed and prepared for your recovery period as possible can ease your anxiety and improve the results you eventually see from your procedure. Follow Post-Discharge Instructions…
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Identifying and Treating Scoliosis

A sideways curvature of the spine, scoliosis is a condition that affects about 2 to 3 percent of the population. Often occurring just before puberty, scoliosis may also cause problems later in life if the condition worsens with age or becomes aggravated by other spinal conditions. If the curvature progresses to a point where it…
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Is Your Stiff Neck Serious?

A stiff neck can be a temporary inconvenience or the sign of a problem requiring more attention. Neck stiffness is often characterized by some type of soreness or lingering aches sometimes aggravated by movement. A stiff neck is frequently experienced as a sudden ache or persistent type of pain that becomes worse with movement. You…
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