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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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Cervical Spine Surgery for Colorado Rockies Pitcher
Monday, 08 August 2011 18:42
Back pain, resulting from strain, vertebral fractures or herniated spinal discs, affects millions of people in the U.S. every year.

Back pain, resulting from strain, vertebral fractures or herniated spinal discs, affects millions of people in the U.S. every year. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) estimates that 40 million Americans...
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Dr. Bryan Massoud Added to "100 Best Spine Surgeons" List
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:58
Dr. Bryan Massoud has been named part of the "100 of The Best Spine Surgeons & Specialists in America" list which was released on February 24, 2011.
Spine surgeons included in this list have been selected based on surveys, research and nominations.



All spine surgeons who are placed on the list undergo a substantial review with other peers...
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After His Endoscopic Spine Surgery - Bob Golon Gets Back in the Game
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:56
Bob Golon, baseball historian and author of "No Minor Accomplishment," is back on his feet and ready to head back to the ballparks for the 2011 season, thanks to endoscopic spine surgery at our spine center in New Jersey.

From a young age, he was predisposed to disc herniation, endured two open back surgeries in his 20s and a lifetime of...
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End Back Pain With Proper Nutrition- One Healthy Choice At A Time
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:55
Calories in and calories out.  It's all about balance when it comes to nourishing a healthy body and weight.  But too many calories and not enough activity have left 63% of Americans either overweight or obese.  The truth is getting inspired to change eating and exercise habits can be a challenge.  And if you suffer from back...
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