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Long-Term Benefits of Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery: A Straighter Spine, a Brighter Future

Scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal spine curvature, can significantly impact a person’s life. While bracing remains a standard treatment for mild cases, surgery is often necessary to correct more severe curvatures and to prevent future health complications. Fortunately, advancements such as the use of smaller incisions, muscle-sparing techniques, and the development of specialized…
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The Rise of Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

Straightening the spine while minimizing the impact Scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal spine curvature, can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Traditional surgical approaches to correct scoliosis, while highly effective, have often come with a lengthy recovery period and significant discomfort. Thankfully, minimally invasive scoliosis surgery (MIS) has emerged as a promising…
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Aching Disparities in Managing Back Pain Within Minority Communities

Back pain is an unfortunately universal experience, affecting millions of Americans regardless of background. But for minority populations in the United States, back pain can be present as more than just physical discomfort – it can be a complex issue intertwined with cultural norms, social determinants of health, and wide variations in access to high-quality…
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4 Everyday Habits That Can Unintentionally Invite Back Pain

Many articles about back pain today involve long-discussed spine irritants such as carrying excess weight, recreational and sports injuries, and commonplace “accidents” such as lifting an object the wrong way or not standing up frequently enough while attending to a chore. But many episodes of back pain, even pain that can become chronic, severe, and…
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BUYER BEWARE! The Hidden Potential Dangers of Neck and Back Pain “Tools”

It’s no surprise that neck pain and back pain are a universal struggle. The experience of spinal pain is nearly guaranteed at some point in life and so severe in some cases that the people experiencing it are desperate for relief. Unfortunately, today’s online marketplace is flooded with “miracle” cures promising instant relief, all while…
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Class is in Session! How to Enhance Your Personal Spine Health Literacy

While back pain is a health concern that will impact just about everyone at some point in life, it’s also a condition that can have people desperately searching for relief – sometimes in the wrong places. A quick Internet search of “fast back pain treatment” can yield accurate information for some and perhaps inaccurate information…
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Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery – 4 Key Considerations

The decision to undergo spine surgery is a deeply personal one. Having performed procedures now numbering in the thousands, I ...
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Men’s Health Month: Turning BACK the Hands of Father Time

No matter your gender, back pain can be one of the most frustrating medical conditions around. And though we often ...
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Understanding Spinal Osteoarthritis

Of the more than 100 different types of arthritis known to the world, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common and ...
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Why Does Back Pain Seem to Rise When Temperatures Drop?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as of this blog's publishing, we've still got almost two ...
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