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What Treatment for Back Pain Is Right for Me?

December 3, 2011

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in the United States. It affects the patient’s quality of life and reduces work productivity. There are many types of treatment for back pain. Pain medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and back surgery are among the most frequently used treatment options.

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Heat or Ice? The Great Debate!

November 10, 2011

One of the most popular searches for information on how to treat neck or back pain is whether to apply heat or ice to the injury. There are other articles written on the topic but I thought we would attempt to condense the information and make it easier to digest and apply our own spin on trying to relay an otherwise misunderstood topic.

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Avoiding Back Pain Before it Starts

October 22, 2011

One of the main keys to living a back pain free life is to take the necessary precaution to avoid it in the first place. This of course seems to be a quite simple concept but in today’s reality there are many activities, from work to pleasure, that will put your back at risk. Although it is not completely possible to avoid all activities that may cause back pain, arming yourself with the correct knowledge will increase your chances of living a longer life without it.

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Herniated Discs: Surgery and Recovery

October 7, 2011

A healthy spinal disc is made up of soft inner material known as nucleus pulposus and a tough outer layer called annulus fibrosis. Disc herniation happens when the inner disc material pushes or seeps through the tough outer layer and puts pressure on the nearby nerves. And when this happens, the disc is called a herniated disc.

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Spinal Stenosis Early Diagnosis, Easier Treatment

September 20, 2011

Spinal stenosis means narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal cavity) where the spinal cord resides, or narrowing of the neural foramina (openings) where spinal nerves exit the spinal column. The narrower the spinal canal becomes, the less room the spinal cord has. If the spinal canal is narrowed to the point that the spinal cord is compressed, spinal stenosis symptoms will start to bother you.

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