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Tips for Preventing Neck Pain

Your neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical disksabsorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion.

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Spinal Cysts and Tumors

Cysts

A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.  Synovial cysts develop in the facet joints of the lumbar spine as a result of degeneration.

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The Truth About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. 

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Surgery Options For Herniated Discs

If a course of nonsurgical treatments is not effective for relieving pain from a herniated disc, lumbar decompression surgery may be considered as an option. Often a microdiscectomy also known as microdecompression is used to treat nerve compression from a herniated disc.

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Back Surgery: What to Expect

Having spine surgery can be a stressful and emotional time for anyone, but Dr. Kushwaha and the rest of his staff are invested in using a team approach to provide you with the best possible experience.

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Losing Weight Before Surgery

Deciding to proceed with surgery can be daunting. Preparation is key to a successful surgery and for an overweight person, one of the best things you can do to prevent complications is losing weight.

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Using Technology to Gauge Your Health

Using Technology to Gauge Your Health

Image of a green, yellow, and red gauge

Your heart beats 100,000 times a day, so it’s a good idea to check up on your hard-working heart. In addition to monitoring your activity new heart monitoring gadgets can also provide feedback on your hearts health, in real time. We have taken the time to review some of the top devices for tracking your heart, health and vitals.

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Compression Fracture of the Spine

Back aches and pains may be a symptom of fractures occurring in your vertebrae.

Image of a Compression FractureVertebrae are the bones that form your spine, soft weakened bones are a concern for this issue. Compression fractures are generally caused by bone thinning osteoporosis, especially if you are a postmenopausal woman over 50.

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Women with Back Pain

Woman with the word PAIN written on her backIn comparison with men, women generally lead a healthier lifestyle and are more rarely over weight, have less stressful jobs, or are not employed outside of the home. Nevertheless, women have a higher prevalence of back pain.

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