Acetaminophen Ineffective for Treating Back Pain
Paracetamol May Be Ineffective for Treating Back Pain

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a common medication recommended by doctors for back pain. However, recent research suggests that, while the drug can help with headaches and aches and pains associated with colds, it may not be all that effective for backaches. […]

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Long-Term Whiplash Effects
Improper Treatment of Whiplash Causes Long-Term Damage

Commonly associated with car-related injuries, whiplash actually refers to any type of neck injury resulting from a sudden impact to the neck area. While whiplash is usually minor, research shows that improper treatments may result in long-term damage to the […]

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Technology Impacts Spine Health
How Technology is Threatening Spinal Health

Technology is a good thing, but not necessarily all that great for your spinal health – especially when it comes to your neck and upper spine. If you’re reading this on a mobile device right now, take a moment to […]

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Non-Addictive Pain Pills
New Medications Deliver on Pain Relief Without the High

Drug addiction is a pervasive fear among patients who are living with chronic pain and who depend on medications to keep them comfortable and productive. As a trusted Los Angeles spine surgery center, we thought it would be beneficial to […]

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FitBits Track Activity after Spine Surgery
Universities Use FitBit Trackers to Study Spine Surgery Recovery

Previously used to study the recovery time of cardiac patients, motion trackers are now being used in a study of patients recovering from spine surgery. A Northwestern University study is using Fitbit activity trackers to monitor the physical activity of […]

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Disposable Spine Surgery Kit
Disposable Spine Implant System Gains FDA Approval

ECA Medical’s new disposable surgical instrument kit for spine surgeries is the first product of its kind to be approved by the FDA. According to the company spokesperson, the kits are expected to be available for purchase no later than […]

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Psychological Factors and Spine Pain
Studies Show Psychological Factors Play Role in Back & Neck Pain

Many people do not think about the process that takes place in the body when they feel pain. In fact, it’s commonly thought that the pain sensation is an automatic response that is relative to the intensity of an injury.

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Treating Spine Conditions with Stem Cells
How Does Stem Cell Regeneration for Spine Conditions Work?

For patients with various spine-related conditions, especially degenerative conditions involving disc and tissue damage, surgery has traditionally been the only option if pain is no longer controlled by more conservative treatments like medication and various forms of physical therapy.

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Spine Screenings at Schools
School Screening Programs for Early Detection of Spine Problems

Conditions such as scoliosis, referring to any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine, can affect patients earlier in life than degenerative conditions associated with age.

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