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How Do You Treat Drop Foot?

Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

Drop foot is a nerve and muscle disorder that prevents you from lifting the front of your foot.

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Lumbar Spine Cysts

Is Surgery the Only Option?
Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

There are many kinds of cysts that occur near the lumbar spine. The causes and treatments for each are different.

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Exercising after Spine Surgery

Let Comfort Be Your Guide
Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

Gradually working activity back into your post-operative routine is important to a successful recovery.

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Standing or Sitting? Which Is Better for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Posted on December 04, 2009 | by in Graeme Keys' Corner

Spine expert blog from SpineUniverse discusses the best way to deal with degenerative disc disease at the office.

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Preventing Recurring Osteoporosis Fractures

Lifestyle Habits and Surgical Options
Posted on November 23, 2009 | by in Spine Surgery Notes

"My mother has osteoporosis-related spinal compression fractures. She has developed multiple fractures from simple things, such as getting out of bed. What can she do to stop the recurring fractures?"

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Spondylolisthesis and Pregnancy

Exercise Before Helps Prevent Pain During Pregnancy
Posted on November 09, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

Article includes ways to improve your health before getting pregnant.

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Cervical Spondylosis and Exercise

Will I have to Give Up My Gym Membership?
Posted on November 05, 2009 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

The patient is young and hasn’t experienced any symptoms but wonders whether exercising may worsen the condition.

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I Have a Spinal Fracture—Is Rest Enough?

When to Seek Further Treatment
Posted on August 03, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

Spinal fractures warrant a visit to a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine specialist. Even with a brace, these fractures can progress and cause further damage.

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I Had Surgery: Is It Too Soon for Sex?

Having Back Pain Doesn't Mark the End of Your Sex Life
Posted on July 13, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

This article describes special considerations concerning sex after spine surgery.

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Fibromyalgia and Anti-depressants

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain
Posted on July 12, 2009 | by in Pain Coping Skills

Fibromyalgia has many symptoms, so it's best to take a multi-disciplinary approach to your pain. One of the ways to do this is by considering anti-depressants to curb the physical, mental, and emotional toll fibromyalgia may take on you.

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Is Surgery the Best Scoliosis Treatment Option?

Early Detection is Key to Keeping Your Child Out of the Operating Room
Posted on June 14, 2009 | by in Guide to Spine Surgery

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, and it can be treated in many ways.

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Forteo Injections for Osteoporosis

Will They Prevent Fractures?
Posted on May 10, 2009 | by in How to Take Good Care of Your Bones

Forteo, the branded name of teriparatide, is a daily injection of a synthetic version of your body's own parathyroid hormone.

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Will a Spinal Pump Relieve My Back and Leg Pain?

Posted on April 28, 2009 | by in Beating Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has many benefits. However, there are some important considerations you need to take into account.

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At-home Treatments for Neck Pain

Most Healing Happens Outside the Doctor's Office
Posted on April 28, 2009 | by in Chiropractic Chronicles

If you have a cervical bulging or herniated disc, there are treatments you can do at home to reduce your neck pain.

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Spondylolisthesis Surgery for Children

Will Surgery Improve Your Child's Posture and Walk?
Posted on April 19, 2009 | by in Guide to Spine Surgery

"My fourteen-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with grade 4 spondylolisthesis and needs surgery to fuse her spine. After surgery, will her walk and posture improve?"

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