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Spinal Injury Causes Green Bay Player Out of Remaining NFL Season
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 03:37
Nick Collins, a safety for the Green Bay Packers, had a spinal injury during a game on September 18, 2011 and will not be playing for the remainder of the season. This continues the recent trend of National Football League (NFL) players being sidelined by spinal injuries, most recently exemplified by Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and...
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Risk factors for Post-Operative Spine Surgery Complications Determined in New Study
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 03:35
Have you suffered from after back surgery complications? A recent study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, set out to identify precisely what risk factors affected the chances of any issues. According to the conclusions of the study's authors, some attributes that made complications more probable included advanced age, a...
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A Herniated Disc is the Cause of Pain Suffering for Yankees Pitcher
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 03:30
Herniated discs are fairly common - and sometimes, quite serious - spinal condition that can lead to back pain. They are typically caused by subjecting the upper or lower back to strain on a regular basis, or as the result of a sudden injury.

Depending on its level of severity, a herniated disc may be simple to treat and only minimally affect a...
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New Jersey Spine Center Adds Amy Brofman to Business Dev. Team
Thursday, 13 October 2011 14:26
FAIR LAWN, NJ - October 3, 2011 - Amy Brofman has joined the Spine Centers of America team and will head its New Jersey business development efforts and support the continuing growth of the practice.

Spine Centers of America specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery using advanced endoscopic spine surgery techniques for the treatment of a...
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A Herniated Disc May Require Back Surgery in Adolescents
Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:46
Though adolescents are rarely unfortunate enough to endure chronic low back pain caused by a herniated disc of the lumbar spine, young people with the condition may develop scoliosis if they are not diagnosed properly.



Scoliosis is a condition in which a part of the spine starts to curve abnormally, which can lead to chronic low back pain...
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Cervical Spine Surgery for Nick Collins of Green Bay Packers
Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:44
NFL's Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins recently had cervical spine surgery to repair a herniated disc in an attempt to preserve his football career.

"The doctor was very clear about it in terms of the surgery," Collins' agent, Alan Herman, told a beat reporter. "Nick totally understands the need to do this. This was the way to go. It's...
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Due to a Pinched Nerve Dodgers May Not Exercise Option on Infielder
Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:42
Casey Blake's future with the Los Angeles Dodgers is in question after the team decided not to exercise his 2012 option, according to MLB.com. His 2011 season was blemished by a series of injuries, including a pinched nerve.

Nerve compression can happen several ways. A bulging disc, disc tear or herniated disc can put pressure on the...
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Back Fusion Surgery or Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Friday, 02 September 2011 14:54
There are many known drawbacks of using back fusion surgery to correct problems in the lumbar spine. Now that many patients are opting for minimally invasive procedures like endoscopic spine surgery as an alternative to fusion, some spine surgeons who are only trained in the former operation have become motivated to brush up on new techniques...
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Different Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Offers New Hope for Patients
Friday, 02 September 2011 14:52
Many people who experience chronic back pain avoid seeking spine surgery to correct their affliction due to the long recovery time or for fear of surgical complications.



However, some physicians recommend that patients who have these concerns seek a consultation for minimally invasive spine surgery. New medical advancements that have been...
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Back Pain Sufferers Look Into Acupuncture For An Alternative
Friday, 02 September 2011 14:39
At the age of 80, Roberta Land is one of the many older Americans who seek relief from chronic back pain.



The fact that the U.S. population is aging will likely send more patients to doctors' offices to seek help for chronic low back pain. According to the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, the number of...
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