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Posts by Neel Anand, M.D., Contributor

Understanding Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When spinal conditions require surgery to correct them, knowing how they work is important. Artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing a damaged spinal disc with an artificial one. These artificial discs are designed to mimic the form and function of the spine’s natural disc, with the goal of eliminating back pain and maintaining range of…

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Back Pain in Runners

Back pain in runners often stems from weak core muscles. WHEN WE THINK OF AVID runners, we often conjure in our minds people who are at the peak of fitness – active and agile, with maybe the occasional bout of knee pain, but never anything too serious because these people are healthy. Well, study after study has…

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Regenerative Medicine for Spine Conditions

The ability to use the body’s own tissue to help heal itself has a lot of potential. YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD the statistics: As many as half of adults in the U.S. suffer from back painin any given  given time frame. What’s even more interesting is that these back pain facts and figures likely aren’t shocking to…

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What Exactly Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

When most people think about arthritis, they tend to think of older people who have painfully inflamed finger joints that cause deformity or achy knees that affect the way a person walks. But a condition called ankylosing spondylitis is actually an inflammatory type of arthritis that affects the spinal vertebra and other large joints in…

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Understanding Spinal Stenosis

From professional athletes to everyone else, it’s a condition that doesn’t discriminate. I was recently interviewed by a publication regarding the topic of spinal stenosis – in this case, regarding New York Mets’ David Wright announcing his retirement from the painful effects of this condition for years. Yes, even the pros can be benched by…

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When Back Pain is More Than a Nuisance

What you should know when that backache or sore neck is more than a simple “annoyance.” In America today, neck and back pain can seem as typical as the common cold. And once you’ve reached adulthood, you’re likely to experience some bouts with it at multiple times throughout your life. A quick Internet search will…

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