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Recent Posts by R. Scott Cowan, MD

Dr. Scott Cowan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Cowan currently practices at New England Orthopedic Surgeons (NEOS), and is a consulting orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield and Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Cowan received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University, a master’s degree in anatomy from the University of Maryland and earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cowan then completed an internship in general surgery from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and was a resident and chief resident in orthopedic surgery at Boston University. He was also a spine surgery fellow at New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Cowan is highly regarded and experienced in managing spinal injuries and diseases with proven treatments.
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What Are the Signs of a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back?

Struggling with pain that radiates down your leg and into your foot and ankle? If so, you may be experiencing nerve irritation or sciatica resulting from a lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Whether it’s the result of a degenerative change or a ...
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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 ...
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Injured Athletes: 4 Exercises for Herniated Lumbar Discs

Athletes of all kinds are certainly no strangers to injuries, from learning how to prevent them to managing painful symptoms when they do occur. Lumbar disc injuries can result from participation in any number of sports, in particular ...
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