Scoliosis: Types, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Scoliosis is a spinal deformity affecting approximately 2 to 3 percent of the American population during their growth years, after the onset of puberty. The disorder, however, is also common in adults...

Troubled by Chronic Back Pain? Can be a Sign of Degenerative Disc Disease

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The spine is one of the most worked bones of the human body, as it performs various functions ranging from supporting the body weight, to allowing flexibility for motion, to protecting the spinal cord...

The Treatment of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Without cartilage to protect the joint and absorb shocks, bones rub together causing pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, a...

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding the Difference

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Although both Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may affect any of the joints including those in your hand, wrist, neck, back, knee, and hip, they are different forms of the broader con...

How an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Can Help You

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Back pain, whether chronic or acute, can have debilitating effects on your life. It can cause immobilization, depression, and fatigue. If left untreated, certain causes of back pain can also lead to p...

Spinal Stenosis – What It Is and How It’s Treated

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The spinal canal is a hollow passageway that houses and protects the spinal cord. A good analogy of the spinal cord and spinal canal is a drinking straw in its wrapper. The wrapper protects and houses...

Getting Back on Your Feet When You Have Foot and Ankle Problems

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Foot and ankle problems can result in debilitating pain and, quite possibly, render you immobile. From injuries to diseases to aging, there are numerous reasons why our feet and ankles suffer pain.  E...

Debunking 5 Common Myths About Hip Replacement Surgeries

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Out of the 360 different joints in a human body, those connecting the hip are some of the most important, as they provide stability and share a major part of the body’s weight. Any damage to the joint...

The Road To Recovery: How To Safely Heal After Knee Surgery

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The best way to recover from knee replacement surgery is to be an active participant. You will bounce back quicker as long as you make an effort to heal. It seems like the minute you feel better you c...

Alternative Treatment Options for Low Back Pain

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Lower back pain is a common problem that affects a large majority of American adults. Each year millions of people see a doctor for lower back pain treatment. Back pain can start suddenly and last for...