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Tingling or numbness in the arm or leg can often be related to the spine because of the way the spinal nerves function.  What follows is a brief explanation of how this all works. The spinal cord is a major part of the central nervous system, and it carries nerve signals between the brain and […]

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Can I Live A Normal Life After Spinal Fusion?

December 11th, 2023 by itmc

What is Spinal Fusion? Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to join two or more vertebrae in the spine. The main aim of this procedure is to eliminate motion between vertebrae segments, which can be a source of pain or instability. When is Spinal Fusion Recommended? Spinal fusion is recommended in various situations where […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries are devastating events that can dramatically change a person’s life. So, understanding the most common causes is your first line of defense. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include: Vehicle accidents, including car and motorcycle crashes, as well as collisions involving bicycles or pedestrians. The high-impact forces involved in these […]

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While 85% of our patients don’t need surgery, when you do need spine surgery, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right surgeon for a successful result. Spine surgery can be complex, and the skills and experience of the surgeon play a significant role in the outcome of the procedure. As a patient, knowing […]

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Yes, it is. In fact, trying to improve bone health before spine surgery is often advisable because strong and healthy bones can aid in the healing process and reduce the risk of complications. Here are steps you can consider taking to enhance your bone health prior to spine surgery: Consult with your doctor and have […]

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What is Electrical Stimulation of the Spine?

November 13th, 2023 by itmc

There have been remarkable advancements in spinal care, especially in the area of electrical stimulation of the spine. This innovative technique has become a game changer for many patients suffering from chronic back pain. It can offer a new lease on life for many patients who have struggled with debilitating discomfort. The Basics: What is […]

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Bone spurs are bony growths that typically develop on the edges of bones. This can happen in various parts of the body. Also, they can develop in the cervical spine. Bone spurs are often a result of degenerative changes in the spine and can lead to symptoms such as neck pain and nerve compression. Common […]

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How is Neck Pain Related to the Spine?

November 2nd, 2023 by itmc

Neck pain is closely related to the spine because it often originates from issues within the cervical spine, which is the uppermost part of the spinal column. The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae, labeled C1 through C7, and it extends from the base of the skull to the top of the thoracic spine. 7 […]

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