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What Does Sciatica Feel Like?

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Branching down the path that leads between your lower back and into each leg exists the sciatic nerve. If you experience pain that radiates along this area, then you may have a condition known as sciatica. In most cases, these symptoms are only felt on one side of the body (a symptom known as unilateral…

October Sepsis Awareness: Spinal Infections

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Infections occur when bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms invade the body. Some infections clear up on their own. Unfortunately, some can cause severe or even life-threatening conditions. Compared to the common cold and flu, spinal infections are relatively rare. When someone gets a spinal infection, however, some form of treatment is often necessary. Use this…

The ABCs of Disc Pain: Annular Tears, Bulging Discs, & Collapsed Discs

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The spinal column has several components working together to ensure that your neck and back function properly. It serves a vital role in your body’s protection and functioning. A healthy spinal column allows you to stretch, bend, lean, and rotate. It also helps you maintain your balance and posture while protecting the spinal cord. Problems…

Risk Factors for Degenerative Disc Disease & Prevention Tips

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The spine plays a key role in supporting and protecting our bodies. Unfortunately, like the rest of our body, it suffers from wear and tear. This is especially true for the spinal discs. Between each spinal vertebrae rests a protective disc. These intervertebral discs act shock absorbers and protect the spinal cord. They also contribute…

Preventing Lower Back Spasms

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There are many possible causes for why people experience lower back spasms. Such culprits include muscle overuse, poor posture, and strains from heavy lifting. Sometimes, the spasms and accompanying pain recur or worsen over time. In such cases, it is important for the patient to see a doctor for an assessment as soon as possible….

Preparing for Knee Surgery

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Knee surgery can help to relieve pain and immensely improve a person’s quality of life. In fact, knee surgeries are extremely common procedures, with millions of knee replacement surgeries being performed in the United States every year. Like the knee replacement, a knee arthroscopy is another very common surgical procedure that is used to resolve…

The Most Common Sports Injuries

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Some people love the thrill of competition and the challenge of pushing their physical limits. If you are one of these people, then you’ve probably had a day or two when you pushed it too far. Maybe you felt soreness the next morning. Or, perhaps you’ve already spent some time in a doctor’s office. Although…

ADR, ACDF, or Microdiscectomy: Which is Right for You?

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If your neck pain is the result of a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease, then conservative treatments may provide only temporary relief. Consulting with an orthopedic doctor can provide minimally invasive options that boast successful results. You know you want the best treatment, but all the complex medical jargon can be overwhelming. Understanding the…

Our Best Exercises to Relieve Neck Stiffness

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Oftentimes, we don’t even realize how much we use our necks until we develop neck pain and stiffness. In many cases, neck stiffness isn’t a cause for major concern. By being mindful of our posture, personal habits, and performing neck stretches regularly, we can even avoid neck stiffness altogether. Your neck is the bridge between…

Hobbies that Cause Neck, Back, & Joint Pain

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If you suffer from neck, back, or joint pain, then trying to do the things you love can become frustrating. You don’t want to give up playing the guitar, gardening, or hiking in the Adirondacks… But, after about an hour of engaging in your favorite pastime, you’re cursing yourself for what must have been a…

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