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Back & Neck

5 things to know if you think you have scoliosis

Scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve, is often thought of as something that only happens in children. But the diagnosis isn’t just for kids: scoliosis can also happen in adults, who may live with it for years without developing symptoms. Others keep it at bay with regular exercise and healthy living. For some, …

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Back pain? 9 possible causes and what to do about it

Up to 80% of Americans report experiencing back pain at some point during their life. Often, it’s lower back pain. However, pain can occur anywhere along the spine or the broad canvass of the back and may be caused by any number of conditions—some acute and some chronic. Despite working as a spine surgeon caring …

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3 simple ways to relieve scoliosis pain at home

The spine plays a critical role in the body’s structural network, keeping you upright and connecting different parts of your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. While debilitating back pain afflicts eight out of 10 adults at some point in their lifetime, the spine’s structure is something you may rarely consider—unless you have scoliosis.  Recognizable by its …

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4 non-invasive scoliosis treatment options

Scoliosis, the medical term for curvature of the spine, affects millions of Americans, an estimated 2 to 3% of the population. For the most severe cases—curves that exceed 45 degrees—surgical intervention may be necessary. But for the majority of people diagnosed with scoliosis, your doctor will advise non-invasive treatments, each clinically proven to forestall the …

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Seeing a spine doctor? How to prepare and what questions to ask

Your initial appointment to see a spine doctor can feel a bit daunting at first. If you’ve never been treated for back and spine issues, you might be unsure of what to expect. On top of the back pain you’re likely experiencing, there are the additional considerations of paperwork, questionnaires and overall uncertainty about your diagnosis, treatment …

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Back and leg pain that just won’t quit? It could be spondylolisthesis

Unfortunately for many of us, low back pain is extremely common. Thankfully, this back pain is often caused by muscle problems and usually gets better with time and physical rehabilitation.  However, some forms of back pain are caused by structural problems in the bone, discs, nerves and joints of the spine. Examples of these causes are disc herniations, …

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