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Do You Have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

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Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common cause of pain in the lower back and legs. As we get older, our spines go through changes. This is known as spinal degeneration, and it happens to everyone. That being said, even though it happens to everyone, not everyone has negative symptoms that accompany it. When our…

What Does A Podiatrist Do?

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We often don’t think about our feet until they start causing us pain. Of course, your feet and ankles serve a crucial role in everyday functioning. After all, your feet help you get to where you need to go. They absorb the shock of your body’s movements. From walking up a flight of stairs to…

The Best Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

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Suffering from back pain can severely limit how you live your life. While resting the area and pain medications may be helpful in the short-term, you know that you’ll need a more permanent solution. Luckily, there are many different back pain treatments. While some methods are straightforward medical procedures, others come from more “alternative” origins….

What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

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Common symptoms, such as lower back and leg pain, can have several causes. In many cases, these pain indicators signal a muscle sprain or an injury to our connective tissue. In fact, some back pain simply goes away on its own with rest and conservative treatments. Ice/heat therapy or anti-inflammatory medications may be all that…

Treating Neck Pain from Whiplash Injuries

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Have you recently been involved in a car accident where you were rear-ended or sideswiped? Are you suffering from resultant neck pain and want to find relief asap? Whiplash is the non-medical or colloquial term for this form of injury. In doctor speak, whiplash injuries are sometimes referred to as acceleration-deacceleration injuries or cervical hyperflexion-hyperextension…

5 Orthopedic Conditions That Require Elbow Surgery

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The elbow is a complicated joint. In fact, it is one of the most complicated joints in the entire body. The elbow also plays an extremely important role in our day-to-day activities; so, as you can expect, problems with this joint can greatly disrupt our functioning. Naturally, elbow problems tend to underscore just how important…

Pain Management Spotlight: Intrathecal Pain Pumps

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As the name somewhat suggests, intrathecal pain pumps deliver medication directly into the spinal cord. Doctors accomplish this via a small pump that they place underneath the skin of the abdomen via minimally invasive spine surgery. This pump interacts with a catheter to deliver the medication to the area surrounding the patient’s spinal cord. The…

Artificial Disc Replacement: A Minimally Invasive Solution to Back Pain

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People often refer to spinal discs as the “shock absorbers” of the spine. This makes a lot of sense because these discs are essentially sponge-like partitions that are wedged between each vertebra of the spine. As we all know, mechanical systems with a lot of moving parts tend to wear down over time. Not only…

Cold Laser Therapy: Harnessing Light Energy to Relieve Joint Pain

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Cold laser therapy (CLT), also known as photobiomodulation therapy or low-level laser therapy (LLLT), uses wavelengths of light to treat a variety of ailments. These wavelengths interact with the affected tissues in order to achieve accelerated healing. Doctors may use this treatment for patients who suffer from either chronic or acute conditions. The ultimate goal…

How Can a Coccygectomy Specialist Help Me?

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Are you suffering from pain or tenderness at the bottom of your spine? Tailbone pain, otherwise known as coccydynia, can make everyday activities painful and difficult. Luckily, you have options, including minimally invasive coccygectomy, to help reduce the pain and get you back to doing the things you love. Understanding the Tailbone At the base…

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