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What to Expect After Spinal Surgery: A Guide to Recovery

If you have struggled with back pain, you know it can force a change in lifestyle and become debilitating. You and your doctor have decided it’s time to do surgery to address your back issues. What should you expect after surgery? Spinal surgeries vary depending on their invasiveness and the type. There is a period […]

How to Prevent Degenerative Disc Disease

Did you know that the primary cause of degenerative disc disease (DDD) is aging? That’s good news. Why? Because it means that many people can prevent the onset of DDD (but not in all cases). You don’t need to take up a new sport or investing in expensive treatments to avoid DDD. It can be […]

Bulged Disc vs. Herniated Disc: What’s the Difference?

One-half of all Americans suffer from some back pain, which adds up to nearly 300 million days of work missed.
Back pain is a broad term, but in many cases, the cause is the spine, most notably, the discs.

Is There a Recovery Period with Epidural Spinal Injections?

If you are wondering whether there is a recovery period following an epidural spinal injection – the answer is yes.
Epidural spinal injections are non-invasive outpatient procedures, but they still come with some side effects and downtime. Fortunately, the recovery period is short and manageable for the majority of patients and the relief they get from the shot is well worth the process.

Causes of Middle Back Pain: Top Reasons for Your Pain

When people complain about back pain, the issue is usually with their lower back. This is because that region does most of the work when it comes to supporting the weight of your body.
But among all the 31 million Americans who struggle with backache at some point in their lives, you can imagine that not everyone experiences it solely in the lower region of their back.

7 Tips for Your First Appointment With a Spine Specialist

Are you experiencing back pain? It’s not surprising. The sudden drop in temperature during the winter months increases your chances of spine strain.
But know this. If you’re going to the spine specialist for the first time, it’s very important that you come prepared.

4 Important Ergonomic Solutions for Keeping a Healthy Spine

Back and spinal pain is one of the most common complaints made by patients to their doctors. And 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some time or another during their lives. And it comes as no surprise, considering that 86% of Americans sit all day, every day, at their place of work. There are many ergonomic solutions that will aid your spinal health, regardless of whether or not you have an injury. But what are they?