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  • How to Relieve Sciatica Pain

    How to Relieve Sciatica Pain

    The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body, originating at the spine's base and running along the back of the legs into the feet. The nerve provides functions to the lower limbs making walking, running, and standing possible. The experience of sciatic nerve pain can be debilitating.

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  • Can Cervical Disc Replacement Help Relieve Pain?

    Can Cervical Disc Replacement Help Relieve Pain?

    Experiencing pain and numbness in your hands and arms can often be related to a disc herniation in your neck. If you find that medications, physical therapy, and alternative therapies aren't helping this pain and numbness, it may be time to seek cervical disc replacement options.

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  • New Technologies for Back Surgery

    New Technologies for Back Surgery

    The future of back surgery is bright and full of possibilities. New technology advancements are becoming more readily available to patients. Minimally invasive techniques offer patients less scarring, quicker recoveries, and fewer risks of infections. Also known as "computer-assisted, image-guidance," navigation technology is advancing at a rapid rate.

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  • Preparing for Your Cervical Spinal Fusion

    Preparing for Your Cervical Spinal Fusion

    A cervical spinal fusion is needed to keep the spine stable after injury, infection, or a tumor. When symptoms such as numbness or weakness in the arm suggest that a neck problem is causing a pinched nerve (radiculopathy), surgery may help you feel better faster. Surgery can be stressful, but educating yourself can help alleviate some of the stress and set you up for a successful surgery.

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  • Dehydration and Risk of Orthopedic Injuries

    Dehydration and Risk of Orthopedic Injuries

    Dehydration is defined as a harmful reduction in the amount of water and electrolytes in the body. Dehydration causes a loss of energy, a decline in strength and coordination, as well as impaired reaction time. Your risk of orthopedic injuries increase when you are dehydrated as your muscles are less pliable and do not move as well. Muscle cramps and fatigue lead to heightened risk for muscle sprains, muscle tears and bone fractures.

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  • Common Spinal Injuries While Playing Football and How to Avoid Them

    Common Spinal Injuries While Playing Football and How to Avoid Them

    Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes. From “pee-wee” leagues to professional football, the impact the sport has is ingrained in our society. It's important to recognize the risk that comes along with playing a contact sport such as football. Spinal injuries remain a serious concern in the game for all ages.

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