Atlantic Spine Center Blog

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Understanding Minimally Invasive, or MIS, Spinal Fusion

Back Pain ReliefMIS fusion
Minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, also called MIS fusion, offers great results without a big and long surgical procedure and benefits people with chronic back pain to quickly get back to their…
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Small But Mighty. A Tear in a Spinal Disc Can Have Major Impact

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The average spinal disc in the back or neck may measure only about an inch in diameter and a quarter-inch thick. But if it tears, that disc can have an impact far beyond its size, causing a patient…
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ESI: It’s How Some Patients Spell Back and Neck Pain Relief

Back Pain ReliefNeck Pain Relief
Epidural corticosteroid shots (ESIs) can relieve excruciating long-term neck and back pain, help patients become functional again, improve quality of life, and in a lot of cases, they can reduce or…
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When Pain Persists After Spine Surgery

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The International Association for the Study of Pain defines failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) as lumbar spinal pain that “persists despite surgical intervention” or develops after surgery. But…
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Minimally invasive technique that relieves nerves in the spine and neck

Endoscopic ForaminotomyPinched Nerve
How an endoscopic foraminotomy helps pinched nerves. The words may not roll readily off the tongue, but endoscopic foraminotomy has rapidly become a successful, minimally invasive approach for…
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Minimize Injury Risks for Weekend Warriors

Minimize InjuryExercise
Almost any kind of exercise is healthy for the body, but when strenuous exercise is undertaken only sporadically with little preparation, then “watch your back,” warns Kaliq Chang MD, an…