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What is causing this pain in my back?

Source:Medical News Today

Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating.

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What to know about a bulging disc in the neck

Source:Medical News Today

A bulging disc in the neck occurs when a spinal disc weakens and encroaches on the spinal cord. In some cases, this can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. Acute injury to the area can cause a bulging disc in the neck.

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What are synovial cysts?Step-by-step exercises for a stronger back

Source:Medical Xpress

Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you’re putting yourself at risk.

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What are synovial cysts?

Source:Medical News Today

Synovial cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps that tend to form on the lower spine. These cysts are not cancerous and often do not cause any symptoms. However, they can sometimes lead to problems such as sciatica.

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CT scan prior to spine fusion finds almost half of patients had undiagnosed osteoporosis

Source:Medical Xpress

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City found that a CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery indicated that a significant number of patients had low bone density that was previously undiagnosed.

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Surgery for herniated discs in neck can be safely performed in outpatient setting

Source:Medical Xpress

Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

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How to strengthen the lower back?

Source:Medical News Today

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles.

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Can inversion therapy help with back pain?

Source:Medical News Today

Inversion therapy is where a person is suspended upside down for several minutes with the aim of relieving back pain or similar ailments. Some evidence supports the use of inversion therapy for short-term management of back pain.

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First-in-world robot-assisted spinal surgery

Source:Science Daily

Penn neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists performed the first robot-assisted spinal surgery. The robotic arms made it possible for the team to successfully remove a rare tumor in the patient’s neck.

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One third of people aged 40-59 have evidence of degenerative disc disease

Source:Science Daily

Researchers have reported that one-third of people 40-59 years have image-based evidence of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease and more than half had moderate to severe spinal osteoarthritis.

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Back pain is common in highly active older adults

Source:Science Daily

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance.

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Spondylosis: What is it & How Do I Treat it?

Source:PeerWell

“Spondylosis” sounds like it could be a type of plant or cute underwater creature. However, it actually has to do with spinal pain. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with spondylosis, chances are you probably won’t know what it means (or have even heard of it). If your physician has suggested you have spondylosis, it could still be confusing!

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Minimally invasive treatment provides relief from back pain

Source:Science Daily

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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