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Ginseng: American, Asian, Siberian

Each ginseng type may help alleviate stress (physical, mental, environmental), fatigue (increases endurance, stamina), poor mental performance (eg, concentration), symptoms associated with menopause, and may protect against colds.

Goldenseal

Goldenseal may cleanse the body, counter infection, and strengthen the immune system. It may help to relieve cold/flu symptoms (sore throat, earaches),and improve digestion.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is often referred to as GBE (Ginkgo Biloba Extract). Although ginkgo biloba is a tree, the leaves are used to make standardized GBE preparations.

Ginger

In herbal preparations ginger is used to cleanse the colon (bowel disorders), stimulate circulation, and to reduce the symptoms of motion, morning, and seasickness.

Garlic

Garlic is used to treat a wide variety of diseases and infections. This herb may enhance immune function (protects against infection), detoxify the body, lower blood pressure and blood lipid levels, and improve circulation.

Feverfew

Feverfew has a wide variety of uses. For starters, it is an herbal remedy that can help alleviate migraine.

Evening Primrose

The seeds of this plant contain two essential fatty acids: gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA). Both GLA and LA may help reduce pain and inflammation.

Eucalyptus

Herbal preparations may help clear chest congestion, kill bacteria, increase blood flow, reduce swelling, and ease tired sore muscles.

Echinacea

The herb contains copper, enzymes, fatty acids, glucose, potassium, protein, resin, sulfur, tannins, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures

This article is about a specific class of drugs call bisphosphonates. These medications help increase bone mineral density in the spine (and hips) and may help reduce the risk of fracture.

Coflex Device Shows ‘Similar to Superior’ Rates Compared to Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis

For moderate to severe lumbar stenosis, use of a motion-preserving stabilization device appears to be as effective as fusion when used in combination with decompression.

SI Joint Fusion is Highly Successful in Most People Who Respond to an SI Joint Block

Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion using the iFuse Implant System is highly successful in people with SI joint dysfunction who have a physical exam pointing to the SI joint and experience pain relief during a diagnostic SI joint block (injection of a numbing agent into the SI joint).

Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy Treated with Two Level Artificial Disc Placement

Part 2 of Associate Professor Lali Sekhon's case report about a two level cervical artificial disc placement.

Transforaminal Selective Endoscopic Discectomy: Extremely Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Low Back and Leg Pain

Selective Endoscopic Discectomy (SED) is an alternate treatment procedure for some chronic pain patients.

Artificial Disc Surgery in the Cervical Spine

Cervical disc replacement is a new technique that is becoming more available worldwide. In Part 1 of his article, Dr. Lali Sekhon discusses cervical discs and fusion.
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