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FAQs About Cervical Disc Replacement

The cervical spine — the part of the spinal column commonly known as the neck — is comprised of seven bones called cervical vertebrae. Between the vertebrae lie cervical discs, which, much like the discs found throughout the rest of the spine, act as a cushion between the vertebrae and absorb shock, allowing the neck to move freely.

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What Steps Can a Young Adult Take Now to Avoid Back Pain in the Future

Did you know that the most common source of back pain is an injury caused by simply performing an everyday activity, such as lifting a box off the floor, the wrong way? Most of us will experience low back pain at some point in our lives, whether it be minor or severe. The good news is that preventing back pain isn’t difficult, and young adults who take the right steps now can prevent chronic back pain in the future.

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Can Back Pain Ever Go Away On Its Own?

Back pain can range from merely annoying to debilitating, but even when it’s truly painful, it may not necessarily be caused by something serious or require medical treatment. In fact, in about 90 percent of cases, back pain will actually resolve on its own.

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Overcome Back Pain with This Furniture

Got back pain? Your aching back may be more the result of your daily lifestyle than a serious underlying condition. Do you spend most of your day sitting at the office? Do you wake up with a stiff, sore back every morning? Are you getting enough exercise?

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Top 10 Worst Jobs for Your Back

The average American spends about 44 hours per week at work. If you work for 40 years, that equates to more than 90,000 hours of your life spent on the job. Whether you’re working moving up the corporate ladder or just trying doing what you can to pay the bills, the nature of your profession and the demands it places on your time both have a direct impact on your health.

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Understanding the Differences Between a Torn Muscle and a Slipped Disc

Back pain is extremely common and can be blamed on a number of potential causes, including accident, injury, a spinal condition or muscle strain. In fact, muscle strains in the lower back are the most common causes of low back pain. Houston back surgeon Dr. Vivek Kushwaha gives his opinion about this matter.

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Top 5 Injuries That Lead to Orthopedic Surgery

If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone. Chronic back pain is the most common type of chronic pain in the U.S. In most cases, back pain can be managed with non-surgical treatments, but for some people suffering from chronic back pain, surgery is the best option to get relief.

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How Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Came To Be

In recent years, surgical techniques have seen major advancements in every surgical specialty, including spine surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery options are made possible with the use of lasers, endoscopy and image guidance systems. Many orthopedic procedures that were traditionally performed as “open surgery,” with larger incisions and open exposure of the spine, can now be performed in a minimally invasive way.

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What Happens if You Don’t Treat a Herniated Disc?

The spine is made up of small individual bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra sits a small, flat, round disc made up of a soft jelly-like material surrounded by a tough outer layer. These spinal discs provide a cushion for the vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers for the spine.

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Best Exercises for Kyphosis

Best Exercises for Kyphosis

Poor posture is common. We slouch at our desks or on the couch and aren’t necessarily aware of the damage we could be doing. Kyphosis, also known as “roundback” or — in severe cases — “hunchback,” is a common spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curvature of the spine causes an abnormal rounding in the upper back.

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