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Back Fusion Confusion
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:51
For years, the gold standard in spine treatment for degenerative disc disease, herniated disc or bulging discs that didn't respond to conservative treatment has been traditional open back discectomy and back fusion - seriously invasive procedures that cause both internal and external scarring and have extremely painful and lengthy...
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Chronic Low Back Pain May Run in Families
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:49
Preventing debilitating spine conditions such as chronic low back pain before they have a chance to develop is always the best option, and for decades researchers around the world have been hard at work to determine what causes spinal disc degeneration and related problems. Until recently, the medical community focused mainly on environmental...
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Endoscopic Spine Surgery- Cervical and Lumbar
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:47
Endoscopic spine surgery has a steep learning curve and spine surgeons learning minimally invasive endoscopic procedures always begin with the less critical lumbar/lower spine area and then work up the spine as they gain experience and undergo additional training. 

A limited number of orthopedic spine surgeons are certified to do cervical...
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Laser Back Surgery Has Lower Infection Risk Than Back Fusion
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:44
Some individuals who experience chronic low back pain will eventually need back surgery if conservative treatments fail to bring relief. However, they need to be aware of the risks that come with back operations and the ways to minimize them.

Open back surgery, in particular, has been known to carry risks such as blood loss, extensive scarring...
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Cervical Endoscopic Foraminotomy Benefits
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:32
Some individuals who experience herniated discs in their neck will eventually need spine surgery. Since there are many options out there, it may be useful to review some information about different spine procedures' benefits and risks.

When medications and physical therapy fail to provide pain relief, this type of disc herniation can be treated...
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