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Archive for the ‘Back Health’ Category

The introduction of new obesity drugs could potentially have a significant impact on back problems, given the relationship between obesity and back pain. Obesity is a known risk factor for various musculoskeletal disorders, including chronic back pain. Excess body weight can increase strain on the spine, lead to degenerative changes in the discs and joints, […]

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Yes, walking is a simple, low-impact exercise that offers numerous benefits for spine health: Increases Blood Flow: Walking enhances circulation, which helps to nourish the spine’s structures, including the intervertebral discs and muscles, by increasing the flow of nutrients and oxygen. Improves Flexibility and Posture: Regular walking can help improve flexibility and posture by strengthening […]

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The human spine is an incredible feat of engineering. It holds us upright, allows us to move freely, and protects our delicate internal organs. So, the idea of the spine eventually breaking down can be unnerving. The good news is that not everyone’s spine is destined for breakdown. The Resilient Spine: A Masterpiece of Design […]

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The recovery process for back surgery can vary greatly from person to person, depending on factors like the type of surgery, the patient’s overall health, and the presence of any underlying conditions. But, in general, recovering from spine surgery effectively and safely involves several key steps. Here are 10 tips to help you recover from […]

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We see patients with all the various spine injuries that result from the different kinds of activities people engage in today. This gives us a pretty good perspective on what activities put you at particular risk. Being aware of the importance of spine health and safety, we’d like to share with you which activities we […]

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The spine has undergone significant changes through the course of human evolution, reflecting adaptations to various lifestyles and environments. Much of this is primarily driven by the transition from quadrupedalism (walking on four limbs) to bipedalism (walking on two legs). This adaptation, of course, has had profound implications for human development, including aspects of childbirth, […]

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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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No. In fact, 85% of our patients do not require surgery and respond to non-surgical options.  The following tips are often able to alleviate the pain, reduce inflammation, and help the body heal naturally. Strategies for avoiding surgery in cases of disc herniation: Rest and avoiding activities that exacerbate the symptoms can be helpful. Bed […]

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