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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans are frequently used to help doctors and surgeons diagnose spinal conditions and injuries. An MRI scan can provide your physician with valuable information about what’s causing your back pain – whether it be a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or a...

When most people are in pain, their first instinct is to find a place to sit down. But for many spinal conditions, such as a herniated disc, sitting can make the pain even worse. In this article, we will talk about herniated discs in the...

Whether you’re a parent, guardian, or a babysitter – taking care of a child or children can be exhausting. If you suffer from chronic back pain, it can approach the impossible. But there are actionable steps you can take to control and reduce your pain....

Dealing with back pain is hard enough by itself. But when you don’t know what’s causing your pain, the problem can seem insurmountable. Back pain is a complex thing and many patients go through numerous exams and tests without landing on a concrete diagnosis. That...

The thyroid is a very important gland in the neck that secretes and regulates various hormones throughout the body. In this article, we are going to discuss the potential risk of developing a thyroid issue after a minimally invasive spinal surgery, and how to best...

Massages can be great for reducing stress and pain from muscle tightness. However, in some cases, a massage can cause more back pain. In this patient education article, we will discuss what you should do if you experience back pain after a massage. Vetting Your Massage...

The pain scale is widely used in the medical world to communicate with and to patients about their pain. However, if you’ve never experienced severe or chronic pain, you may not even be aware of the pain scale, or how to use it. In this...

Many patients with back pain want to know whether their pain is going to resolve on its own, or if there is a more deeply rooted condition causing the pain. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips on how to determine...

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