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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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Drug-free approach to fibromyalgia pain gains momentum

FMS sufferers are utilizing a multi-pronged, alternative therapy approach to combat symptoms
Posted on May 01, 2015 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Fibromyalgia sufferers often choose to proactively seek out complementary and alternative treatments since medication outcomes are disappointing and surgery is rarely indicated.

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Why Dental Care is Important for People with Chronic Pain

No one is looking to add to your discomfort, but maintaining dental hygiene now can save more pain down the line.
Posted on April 21, 2015 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Spinal pain can affect just about every part of the body, including the face, head and neck areas. Not surprisingly, this can make scheduling a dentist visit about as appealing as a root canal.

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Eating with Your Spine in Mind

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

Spine surgeon, Neel Anand, MD explores the topic of nutrition and bone health, and provides some healthy suggestions too.

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Advances in Surgical Options for Patients with Spinal Stenosis

Posted on January 30, 2015 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Though the majority of patients suffering from back pain will never need to undergo surgery, some will in order to live life without the crippling effects brought on by a severe spine condition.

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Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton’s Car Accident Shines Light on Transverse Process Fractures

Posted on December 12, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

The recent news of Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton suffering two transverse process fractures in his spine may not surprise anyone who watches the high-contact sport of football.

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Have you been diagnosed with a bony non-union?

Posted on December 05, 2014 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

Did you know there are certain bones in your body that if fractured (broken) or surgically fused (eg, joined together) may be difficult to mend or heal? It is true.

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How To Get a Job?

I am on my way to self sufficiency
Posted on November 26, 2014 | by in The Broken Mother

I did not realize I haven't been here in so long. Time sure does just slip away. I was finishing up the last part of school and my Mother had heart surgery, which was quite traumatic.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Key to Achieving Motion Preservation
Posted on November 24, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

When touting the benefits of minimally-invasive spine surgery, patients hear most often that it is a way to approach correction of a chronic spinal condition with smaller incisions, less surgical complications and pain, and faster healing.

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Finding the Silver Lining in NBA All-Star's Season Ending Back Injury

Inspiration for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers
Posted on November 05, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash announced recently that he will miss the entire NBA season as a result of an ongoing back injury.

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Platelet Rich Plasma in the Disc Space from a Surgeon's Perspective

Injecting Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the Epidural Space
Posted on October 02, 2014 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

As a board certified and fellowship trained spine surgeon, with 25 years of spine surgery experience, the question is why you would possibly do this?

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An Important Treatment Recommendation for Patients

Don't Ignore Your Doctor
Posted on September 30, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

The truth is this – we doctors want the most successful treatment for patients – one that will achieve the highest level of function, while restoring each patient to long-term, pain-free living.

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Get to Know Your Back

Understanding is critical to finding the right back pain treatment
Posted on August 22, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

While it is true that the spine covers quite a bit of real estate in our body, it is definitely an intricate, amazingly complex grouping of several structures.

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Chronic Back Pain sufferers have non-invasive options

The Use of Autologous Stem Cells for the Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain
Posted on July 27, 2014 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

Chronic low back pain is an extremely common complaint and is so ubiquitous it is almost considered part of natural aging.  The human being is the only animal on Earth which is truly biped.&nb

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Different Approach

Can diet shrink my lipoma?
Posted on July 27, 2014 | by in The Broken Mother

I chatted with a friend on facebook who lives on the other side of the world. He also has a lipoma in his spinal cord. He shared with me what they do over there to treat the lipoma. So I am thinking about trying that also.

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