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How to Ease Pain in Your Sacroiliac Joint

Located below the waist, the sacroiliac (SI) joints connect the lower part of the spine to the pelvis. Aging, pregnancy, and even previous spine surgery in the same area can contribute to a sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes pain in the lower back or legs. If you have SI joints that are inflamed (sacroiliitis), not […]

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What You Should Know to Prepare for Recovery from Spine Surgery

The first type of spine surgery in recorded history was performed in the 7th century. In the 21st century, we’ve reached a point where many common procedures can be performed with minimally invasive techniques that involve smaller incisions and fewer risks. Even so, recovery may not be as simple and straightforward as you expect. This […]

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5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Keep Your Spine Healthy

It’s easy to take your spine for granted when it’s not causing you any significant pain, but it’s still a structure that needs some attention to keep everything functioning properly. If you’re already making an effort to get the type of exercise that works your core spine-supporting muscle groups, you’re on the right track. However, […]

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What to Expect if You’re Having Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

If you’ve been experiencing back or neck pain that’s not responding well to conservative treatments, you’ve probably had some discussions with your doctor or a spine specialist about surgery. Odds are good that such talks have included a mention of minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS), which is an increasingly common way to perform many decompression […]

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5 Ways to Eat Properly After Spinal Surgery

When spine surgery is in your future, many things are likely to pop into your head, such as what type of post-op discomfort you may experience and what your physical therapy routine might be like as you recover. However, it’s just as important to give some thought to your eating habits and diet after spine […]

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Why a Back Injury at Work Should Be Diagnosed Promptly

Days missed from work due to injuries cost U.S. employers billions of dollars each year. One of the most common areas of the body affected by such injuries is the spine. Whether it’s slipping on a slick surface or experiencing a severe strain from heavy lifting and repetitive movements, there are many ways the backbone […]

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How to Keep Your Allergies from Causing Back Pain

Allergies, one of the leading causes of chronic illness in the United States, affect approximately 50 million Americans. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis), the most common type of seasonal allergy, affects about 20 million adults and 6 million children in the U.S. While many people associate allergies of this nature with sniffling and sneezing, some experience […]

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4 Ways to Bolster Your Back While You Watch TV

The average American spends about five hours a day watching television. An American Time Use Survey summary further breaks these stats down, with some surprising results. It turns out that people in the 15–44 age group watch less TV than individuals 65 and older, who watch about 4 hours of television per day—about 2 hours […]

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What Are the Treatments for Spinal Discs That Are Thinning?

The natural aging process is responsible for many changes in the body, including ones involving the spongy discs that cushion vertebrae in the spine. The resulting degeneration causes the discs of the spine to gradually become thinner, which means less protection for the spine’s bones and the possibility of experiencing pain and other disruptive symptoms […]

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How to Recover from Spine Surgery at Home

Even with advances in technology and the increased use of minimally invasive techniques, spinal surgery still isn’t something you recover from the moment your operation is over. While the exact extent of your recovery will vary based on the type of procedure you had done, your overall health, and other circumstances, it typically takes several […]

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