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Spine Surgery Innovations: What You Need to Know About New Technology

Medical technology is forever evolving. Modern innovations and technological advancements are transforming the healthcare industry, introducing new, more effective ways of treating patients and performing procedures—and spine surgery is no ...
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Surgery for Sciatica: Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Each year, approximately 1-2 percent of people1 between the ages of 30-50 experience sciatica, or pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down each leg. While any spinal condition that compresses nerves in the lower b...
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6 Qualifications to Look for in a Spine Surgeon

When you have a condition that may require spine surgery, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. The most important of those considerations is the spine surgeon you entrust to perform the operation.
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How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery?

Most patients experience lasting relief after undergoing a discectomy to reduce leg pain (sciatica) caused by a lumbar herniated disc. While some patients can achieve great results with conservative, nonsurgical treatments, for others a dis...
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5 Lifestyle Risks That May Cause Lumbar Disc Herniation

Our spine bears the weight of all of our daily activities, from how frequently we move to how much weight we lift at one time. With so much pressure put on our spinal discs, it’s no surprise that many of our daily activities can impact our ...
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Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatments: Is Surgical or Nonsurgical Right for You?

It is very concerning when you find out you have a lumbar herniated disc and are experiencing sciatica (a shooting pain that radiates down the leg), foot drop, and other painful symptoms. Fortunately, there are several nonsurgical, or “cons...
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Lower Back Bulging Disc vs. Herniated Disc: What's the Difference?

The terms bulging and herniated disc are often used interchangeably; however, many do not realize there are actually distinct differences between the two. While both impact the lumbar discs in our spine, bulging and herniated discs are not ...
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After Lumbar Discectomy: The Impact of Recurrent Disc Herniation

Whether you recently had surgery for a herniated lumbar disc, or you’re still considering the option for long-term pain relief, the last thing you want to think about is a recurrence of the same problem.
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Preparing for Spine Surgery: What to Expect from General Anesthesia

If you’re preparing for spine surgery, you probably have questions about everything from the procedure and recovery to the general anesthesia that will be used during the operation. While it’s completely normal to be nervous about going und...
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Lumbar Herniated Disc Prevention: 7 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Spine

Any individual who has experienced chronic pain due to a herniated disc knows all too well how disabling and uncomfortable it can be. Lumbar disc herniation is the most common cause of sciatica1, or leg pain along the sciatic nerve, which i...
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