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Artificial Intelligence – Establishing New Frontiers in Spine Surgery

My career as a spine surgeon and researcher has spanned multiple decades, yet I continue to marvel at the progress with which this field of medicine continues to make considerable strides for our patients. From the first spine surgery in the late 1800s to the first minimally invasive lumbar disc procedure in the early 1900s…
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A Renewed Focus on Nutrition – With Your Spine in Mind

The beginning of the year is often the time when people place a renewed focus on their health. As the stressful hustle and bustle of the holiday season winds down, many begin to take stock of their physical well-being. Although spine health isn’t necessarily at the top of folks’ resolution list, there are plenty of…
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What Happens When the (Spinal) Disc Skips?

With the advent of technology and streaming services, effectively no one listens to music on compact discs (CDs) anymore. But for those who remember hearing your favorite tunes this way, especially with a beloved album that you played constantly, there was nothing worse than the terrible sound your speakers made when the disc skipped. Whether…
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4 Non-Invasive Back Pain Treatment Options YOU Can Employ TODAY

When it comes to back pain, there can be some very polarizing opinions from the public and the medical community on what constitutes the “right” treatment for the pain. At one end of the spectrum, you have those quick to judge others for choosing a surgical treatment for a degenerative and painful spine condition based…
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It’s Time for You to Show Back Pain Who’s Boss

Back pain can seem like life’s unrelenting and cruel boss, especially in people frequently affected by it. If your lower back is hurting, or you’re feeling pain under your shoulder blades or down your neck, you know how difficult it can be simply to sit up in the morning, let alone function adequately at work,…
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Back Pain in Men

Though the spinal anatomy is the same, men can experience back pain in unique ways from women. Regardless of gender, back pain can be one of the most frustrating medical conditions. And while it is true that back pain does not discriminate based on gender, it is sometimes necessary to point out the unique differences…
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Learn About Spinal Health and Related Topics

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 ...
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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." n America today, neck ...
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5 Scoliosis Myths to Banish from Your Brain

Scoliosis is a spine condition that is characterized by an abnormal, lateral curvature of the spine and can affect people ...
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