Spinal Stenosis: 5 Different Ways to Treat It

The spine is composed of the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back) regions. Each region has uniquely shaped bones known as vertebrae. When the twenty-four vertebrae perfectly align, they form a structure known as the spinal canal. The spinal...

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Common Lower Back Injuries Suffered by Weightlifters

The muscles, ligaments, vertebra and intervertebral discs of the lower back take on a heavy load while performing day to day activities, like standing and walking. With weightlifters, this load is multiplied tremendously. Twisting, turning and lifting motions stress...

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Understanding Spinal Nerve Decompression

Spinal nerve decompressions is performed when a pinched spinal nerve causes pain, numbness, and/or weakness. In most cases, conservative treatment options like physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and injections can be enough to decrease symptoms and help patients...

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Understanding Cervical Nerve Injuries

Cervical nerve injuries are often serious and should be examined by an Orthopedic Spine Specialist.  The cervical nerves are some of the most important in the body. Because they perform the important function of relaying sensory and motor information to and from the...

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3 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The first minimally invasive spine surgery (MISSs) was performed in the early 1990’s. Since that time, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons continuously improved surgical techniques and equipment to improve patient comfort and quality of life. As a result, almost all...

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3 Common Spine Injuries Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are a common cause of spinal injuries. Depending on the accident, injuries and their related symptoms can range from mild to severe. The three most common injuries are: Whiplash Injuries after MVA Whiplash injuries are the least severe...

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Spine Conditions 101: Cervical Myelopathy

One of the most common causes of nerve pain is what is known as cervical myelopathy. The condition, which is most often seen in patients over the age of 50, is characterized by the compression of the spinal cord. Common symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and...

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How a Lumbar Laminectomy Can Treat Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is an arthritic condition that can affect those over 40 years old.  Spinal Stenosis can occur in the cervical spine but is far more frequent in the lumbar spine. When non-surgical treatment options such as anti-inflammatories and physical therapy have...

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