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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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What is Spinal Fusion Surgery? Spinal fusion surgery is a medical procedure that aims to join two or more vertebrae in the spine to create a single, solid bone. This fusion is typically done to alleviate pain, stabilize the spine, or address other spinal problems. The procedure is generally considered safe when it is performed […]

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If you have back pain along with a high fever, this could mean that you have a spinal infection and need to receive medical attention as quickly as possible. The various possibilities when back pain combines with a fever include: Spinal Epidural Abscess, an infection of the lumbar region of the spine Vertebral Osteomyelitis, an […]

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How Do I Know If I’ve Got a Slipped Disc?

September 13th, 2023 by itmc

What is a slipped disc? First, let’s note what a slipped disc actually is. A herniated disc happens when the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine (or, not so often, the neck) pushes out. It can be quite painful if this tissue presses on nerves. However, usually, it does get slowly […]

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If you experience pain between your shoulder blades, there could be many different causes, including strained muscles resulting from poor posture, heavy lifting, or even working at a computer for extended periods of time. This pain could also result from injuries like rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, and spine fractures If you’ve tried improving your […]

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When a woman is pregnant, it is not at all uncommon for her to deal with back pain, especially in the final months. It’s been estimated that more than half of women suffer from this experience to one degree or another. Why does pregnancy back pain happen? There are several different reasons why pregnancy and […]

What Actually Is a Back Spasm?

June 14th, 2023 by itmc

Spasms (or cramps) happen when a muscle in the body suddenly contracts and can’t relax. And, while they can occur in muscles throughout the body, they commonly occur with back muscles. It is also common for a spasm to come without warning, and while it might start out as a relatively benign twitch, it can […]

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Yes, the reality is that back pain is relatively common among golfers.  It’s estimated that more than a quarter of all golf injuries are back-related. However, it is important to note that most golfers who experience back pain find that the pain occurs over time and not from one moment or one swing of the […]

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