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Discharge Instructions for Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion with Halo Placement

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone anterior and posterior cervical fusion with halo placement.

Collar Care Instructions for Cervical Fusions

Collar care instructions for patients who have undergone cervical fusions.

Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Collar care instructions for patients who have undergone lumbar fusions (anterior, posterior).

Kids with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Motivated to Wear Brace

Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comment on the positive effects of compliance counseling that motivated kids to wear their braces.


The bark and stems may be used medicinally to decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, slow breathing, reduce bronchial congestion (mucus), reduce fever and swelling, and treat arthritis and psoriasis (ointment form).


Aloe, a clear thick gel-like substance, flows from the inside of cut leaves. Aloe can be used externally and internally.


Bilberry may strengthen blood vessels and connective tissue, build strong capillaries, and improve circulation. The entire plant is used for herbal medicines.


Burdock is an herbal remedy that is used for liver and gallbladder function, and can help relieve gout, arthritis and other inflammatory ailments.


Black cohosh, also known as black snakeroot, is an herb made from the plant's roots. This compound may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and benefit the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.


Capsaicin, which makes cayenne taste hot, may help lower body temperature. Cayenne may improve circulation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prevent blood clots, and heart disease.

Celery Seed

These seeds are used to treat high blood pressure, nervousness and anxiety, muscle spasms, and to stimulate appetite.


Comfrey is used to treat the following: bedsores, stings, bruises, burns, dry skin, dermatitis, leg ulcers, rashes, and sunburn.

Chamomile: German and Roman (English)

Chamomile stimulates appetite, is used as a nerve tonic, and to aid sleep. It may be used as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum infections.

Cats Claw

This herb is used to cleanse the intestinal tract, has antioxidant properties, may enhance the action of white blood cells and may act as an anti-inflammatory.

Stinging Nettle

It has been used for hundreds of years to treat eczema, gout, anemia, arthritis, and rheumatism (joint inflammation and pain).