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All Posts in Category: Environment

How to Warm up Before a Cold Weather Workout

Exercising in cold weather can be a welcome change from trying to work out in the sweltering summer heat. Whether you’re a fan of cold weather workouts or you have to talk yourself into getting out in the cold, there are some important things you should remember about cold weather workouts before heading outdoors.

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How Much Does Back Surgery Cost?

An Overview of Back Surgery Costs

Back surgery is typically recommended only when non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve symptoms. If you have exhausted all other options and you are having chronic pain, you may start to wonder if back surgery is for you. One of the first questions on your mind is most likely, how much will a back surgery cost? Here is an overview of the costs of several different procedures in case you may need to have a surgery performed. Please be advised that the prices can differ depending on your location, insurance, and type of surgery.

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Living with Chronic Back Pain

According to the Gallup-Healthways a recent study shows that 31 percent of U.S. adults have a back condition that causes them chronic pain. Chronic back pain doesn’t just hurt sufferers physically it can hurt emotionally too. From physical ailments, to impacting mood, memory and relationships, chronic pain can have a huge impact on one’s life. Here are some of the ways chronic back pain can affect your quality of life and what you should do about it:

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Spinal Cysts and Tumors


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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