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Spinal nerves are so important that we wouldn’t be able to function without them. So when a nerve is damaged, it’s a serious deal. One that requires a proactive approach to treatment and regrowth. In this article, we will discuss some tips and recommendations for...

On the operating table, your spine surgeon is in charge and it is up to them to do a great job. After your procedure, the responsibility shifts to you – the patient. It’s important to do everything in your power to help your body recover...

Post-op pain after spine surgery is to be expected in small amounts. But what if you start experiencing long-lasting pain that persists for weeks and months after your surgery? In this article, we are going to walk through the potential causes of buttock pain after...

It’s important to maintain a healthy weight after surgery so your body has all the energy it needs to heal. Many patients are concerned about gaining weight after spine surgery (which we’ve covered in a previous article), but some patients aren’t able to keep enough...

Discs in the spine break down and degenerative as we age. Degenerative spinal discs are a common source of back pain, but many patients are unaware of the symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease. In this article, we are going to explain some of the...

Many patients assume that spine surgery recovery will be painful, but most don’t realize how boring recovery can be. Often, patients are relegated to their homes while family members and friends go to work. Spending all that time alone, without much to do can take...

With so many different types of physicians, with different sub-specialties it can be hard to keep up and make an informed decision about your care. In this article, we will discuss the differences between surgeons, physiatrists, and pain management physicians – and which type of...

Pain and numbness are common symptoms that may indicate a wide variety of conditions or injuries. But sometimes these symptoms are a bit stranger than general pain and feelings of numbness. For example, sometimes these symptoms present on one side of the body and not...

  Everyone wants the best surgeon to perform their minimally invasive spinal procedure. But not all surgeons are the best and finding the right surgeon for your situation can be difficult. Here are a few methods for qualifying or vetting your surgeon before you decide to...

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