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What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

what is failed back surgery syndrome?

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain during their lifetime. Finding the cure for your back or neck pain can be a long journey, and for some, it ends with surgery. But what if you have neck or back surgery and continue to suffer from the same pain? Or worse, increased pain, tingling…

Common Wintertime Orthopedic Injuries

Winter is a beautiful time of year. With snow falling and ice crystals appearing on the trees, many consider it the most wonderful season. However, wet pavements, slippery snow or ice, and bitter cold increase the chance of injury. Whether you’re driving, engaging in a wintertime sport or even doing a simple task, you could…

How to Prevent Arthritis

how to prevent arthritis

When it comes to arthritis, there are some widespread misconceptions about it. Many people might think arthritis is something that happens to random individuals without any rhyme or reason. There’s no preventing it, and you’ll either develop it or you won’t. Others might think it’s entirely genetic, and so the chances of developing it are…

5 Ways to Tell if You Have Sciatica

5 ways to tell if you have sciatica

Many of us have experienced shooting pains in our lower backs before. Sometimes these pains extend down the backs of the legs and into the feet. Sometimes the pain eventually passes, and sometimes it returns, worse than before. Pain without any reasonable explanation is understandably frustrating. You want to know what’s causing it and how…

How a Hostile Home Can Worsen Lower Back Pain

It’s incredible the power of words. An encouraging word can see someone through the hardest experiences. Adversely, harsh or critical words can be harmful. We know negativity plays a role in our psyche. However, researchers are now finding that open hostility can harm us physically as well. When you live in a hostile home under…

Conditions That Cause Lower Back Pain

conditions that cause lower back pain

The majority of people (80 percent) will experience lower back pain in their lifetime, which leads to people spending at minimum $50 billion per year related to back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. The odds that you will experience at least one of the lower back conditions at some point in your lifetime…

Minimizing Back Pain in the Office Environment

The leading cause of disability in the workplace is back pain. But you don’t need to have a job that involves heavy lifting to be affected. In fact, most back pain at work is caused by desk jobs. Living with pain is not uncommon. More than 80 percent of people in U.S. will suffer from…

What Causes Back Pain?

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain is a serious issue that many Americans deal with every year. According to the American Chiropractic Association, (ACA), approximately 80% of the population will deal with back problems at some point and is a common reason to miss work and go to the doctor. There are a lot of reasons for back pain…

Tips for Sleeping With Lower Back Pain

Living with pain can detract from all areas of your life — spending time with your family, enjoying activities and especially sleeping. Of all chronic pain, the most common type people experience is lower back pain. In fact, up to 80 percent of the U.S. population will experience lower back pain at some point during…

Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Dr. Douglas Slaughter

The field of orthopedic surgery is continually evolving, thanks to ongoing research and innovation from highly skilled physicians. One of these committed physicians is renowned surgeon Dr. Douglas Slaughter, who has an impressive medical career spanning 21 years. Dr. Slaughter’s dedication to developing and practicing state-of-the-art surgical techniques has led to countless successful procedures that…

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