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Nutrition as Ammunition

Eating Certain Fruits and Veggies Reduced My Chronic Back Pain
Posted on March 15, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Nutriton can be ammunition for healing chronic pain, according to blogger Dana Fawcett. Learn how she changed her diet and started feeling less pain. 

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4 Principles for Pain-Free Workdays

Posted on February 24, 2016 | by in Posture Pointers by Esther Gohkale

Four principles from Esther Gokhale about how to have pain-free workdays. Pictures help illustrate how to improve your posture.

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All Hail Turmeric

Posted on February 24, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Is the herb turmeric really the new wonder drug? Or is it just that recent scientific studies have shown North Americans that there really may be something to the claims.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Spinal Injections

Part 3 of 3: SI Joint Pain, Causes and Spinal Injections
Posted on January 05, 2016 | by in Manage Your Pain Now

Sacroiliac joint pain typically causes pain over the lower and lateral aspects of the lower back. Pain may radiate into the buttock(s) and upper back of the thigh(s).

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Lumbar Facet Joint Pain and Spinal Injections

Part 2 of 3: Facet Joint Pain, Causes and Spinal Injections
Posted on January 05, 2016 | by in Manage Your Pain Now

The spine's posterior joints, called the facet joints are a potential pain generator, especially if affected by osteoarthritis and bone spurs (osteophytes).

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Lumbar Back Pain Diagnosis and Spinal Injections

Part 1 of 3: Accurate diagnosis key to selecting the appropriate spinal injection
Posted on January 05, 2016 | by in Manage Your Pain Now

Lawrence Kamhi, MD explains the importance of an accurate diagnosis of the cause of low back with or without leg pain before recommending a specific type of spinal injection procedure to help relieve pain and symptoms.

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Advancing the Field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery through Research

Posted on January 05, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

The study’s conclusion suggests that a patient’s ODI (functional ability) and VAS (pain level) before surgery is a significant factor in their final outcome with circumferential minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Prior to Back Surgery

Being clear about what to expect will help you get the surgical outcome you want
Posted on December 23, 2015 | by in Back Pain Tips

An expert offers 5 questions to ask your surgeon prior to back surgery. Don't miss your opportunity to get clear about what to expect from the procedure as well as post-surgical outcomes. 

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What is Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery?

Posted on November 16, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Surgeons around the world are performing deformity correction surgery using minimally invasive principles that result in resolution of the condition, less operative risks, fewer complications and faster healing.

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Spine Surgery: How Surgeons and Patients Make Decisions Together

Posted on October 27, 2015 | by in Back Pain Tips

Patients are more involved in their healthcare plan than ever before; more information is available to patients, and they often become their own healthcare advocates.

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Your Spine Surgeon Works FOR YOU!

What should patients know about their role in the spine surgery process?
Posted on September 25, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

When it comes to spine surgery (or any type of medical procedure) it is the patient that has the power and a voice that needs hearing.

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Opportunities and Challenges in Bringing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery International

Posted on August 29, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

The human element of the surgeons and their patients, including success opportunities and barriers, is perhaps the biggest part of this story.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

When is it Time to Consider Surgery?
Posted on July 27, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Doctor Neel Anand, a spine surgeon discusses degenerative disc disease and when it may be time to discuss surgery.

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Shifting Trends in Spine Surgery

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress." - Indra Gandhi
Posted on June 23, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

The promise of outpatient minimally invasive spine surgery today is enveloped by the notion that the way things have “always been done” can be done better.

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Global Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Posted on May 19, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Here in the U.S., we have no real shortage of options. From cars to clothes and everything in between – choices abound.

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