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Archive for the ‘Back Health’ Category

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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Why Do We Have Spines?

September 29th, 2023 by itmc

Our spines have two primary purposes, which are to provide the body with structural support and to protect the spinal cord. Providing Support Central Axis: The spine serves as a central axis that helps maintain our upright posture and provides stability. Enabling Movement: This stability allows us to stand, walk, and perform various physical activities. […]

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Who Needs to Have a Bone Density Test?

September 6th, 2023 by itmc

Bone density testing is most often used to determine if someone has osteoporosis, a condition in which an individual has weak and/or brittle bones, making them more likely to suffer bone fractures. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is much more common in females than in males, and it becomes more common after menopause and with advancing […]

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Does the Way We Breathe Affect the Spine?

September 1st, 2023 by itmc

Actually, it does. Most of us hardly give a thought to the way we breathe, but consider that the muscles we use to help us breathe are connected to the lumbar vertebrae. Breathing the right way can actually lead to the relaxation of the muscles in the mid and lower back, and breathing exercises can […]

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