Is It Possible to Golf Again After Having Neck Fusion Surgery?

The windup and follow-through required for a typical golf swing places a lot of stress on multiple parts of the spine. After having minimally invasive neck surgery, Beverly Hills patients may discover activities like this can be even more stressful for a healing neck. As you advance through recovery, you may wonder if you will […]

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An Overview of Aging with Spinal Cord Injuries

The average age when spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur is 42, although SCIs may occur early in life due to sports-related injuries, disease, hard falls, or automobile accidents. Advances with treatment have increased the odds that people may be able to enjoy a healthy, productive life regardless of when the spinal cord was first injured. […]

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4 Types of Paralysis

In basic terms, paralysis is the inability to feel sensations and/or control movements. More specifically, paralysis is a physical state that can come in many forms. It can be permanent if damage to the spinal cord is severe and widespread, limited to specific parts of the body (usually below the injury site), or temporary and […]

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All About Syrinxes

Back pain or radiating pain to a nearby area that becomes progressively worse can have many causes, with the most common sources being disc herniation affecting nearby nerve roots and muscle strain. If these causes are ruled out, doctors often look at less common sources involving other things that may affect the spine. In some […]

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5 Things Truckers Can Do to Prevent Back Pain

Truckers have an occupation that’s especially hard on the spine, and some even have to get spinal fusion surgery or seek out back fusion alternatives. Part of the reason for this is because of all of the sitting necessary when hauling goods or products from one location to another. While office workers who sit for […]

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3 Hazards in the Summer That Can Worsen Back Pain

As the weather gets warmer, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy more activities. While this is normally a good thing, it’s not always so wonderful if you are managing back pain. Many people with recurring back pain report that summer heat and humidity makes it worse, a link supported by some scientific studies on […]

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What Causes Spinal Fluid Leaks & What Are the Symptoms?

Primarily produced by the choroid plexus in the brain, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, watery fluid that constantly flows between the brain and spinal cord. This continual flow of about 125 to 150 milliliters of CSF transports hormones and nutrients to the brain. If a leak occurs, it may result in potentially serious and […]

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Does Wearing a Helmet Raise the Risk of a Spine Injury?

For safety reasons, the benefits of wearing a helmet are clear and rarely disputed, especially among doctors who routinely treat patients who have been in accidents. Additionally, it’s mandatory for all motorcyclists to wear helmets in 19 states and the District of Columbia, and nearly 30 other states have some version of a helmet law. […]

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How Do Flat Shoes Cause Spine Pain?

Summer is a time when you can enjoy wearing more casual clothing, and flats are often the go-to footwear choice for people who love feeling fresh air on their toes. However, you should be aware that wearing those cute sandals may not be as comfortable as it seems. When you plan on wearing flat shoes […]

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Signs of Vertebral Tumors & How to Treat Them

A vertebral tumor develops in the space where the spinal cord is located (vertebral canal). As the tumor grows, you may experience back pain or radiating nerve pain, among other symptoms. While most back pain isn’t because of a tumor, it’s a possibility if other likely sources of discomfort have been eliminated or not conclusively […]

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