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Four Symptoms That May Point To Compression Neuropathy

We’ve all experienced that odd sensation that comes from having cut off the blood flow from a hand or foot. It starts as a dull numbness and spirals into a tingling so intense that touching the affected area can be uncomfortable to near painful, and there’s no greater relief then when it finally passes. Sensations […]

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How Bone Growth Therapy Can Enhance Your Recovery

When you’ve had surgery on your spine, there’s typically a long and slow recovery period that follows, especially if there were any bone-grafts or equipment installed. Bone Growth Therapy, along with traditional bracing techniques, has been seeing a rise in popularity as a way to help speed the patients healing process along. If you’re anticipating […]

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The State of Spinal Surgery In The Past Decade

While spinal surgery has existed for hundreds of years, the last few decades have seen remarkable improvement in how conditions affecting the spine are approaching. Technologies in fields ranging from radiology to biotech have all had profound influences on the treatments spinal specialists are performing, as well as their ability to treat certain conditions. The […]

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Cervical Disc Replacement vs Traditional Cervical Fusion

When you’ve experienced a traumatic event involving your spine or your degenerative disc disease has progressed to the point where something surgical must be done, there are two options that a surgeon will suggest. The first is a time-honored practice where the remaining disc is removed and the two adjacent vertebrae are fused together, the […]

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Bone Spurs, Bulging Discs, & Pinched Nerves–What Do These Mean To You?

Our spine is an integral part of our daily experience, its flexibility and resilience carries us through our favorite activities and is involved in almost every move we make.  When something goes wrong with our spines things can get uncomfortable, with spurs and bulging discs leading to numbness and pain as the spinal cord gets […]

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What is the Spinal Cord and What Does it Do?

The spinal cord is a long, tubular bundle of nerves that acts as your primary support system, connecting various parts of the skeleton. It is a part of the central nervous system and is also responsible for  relaying information from the brain to the other parts of the body. The spine has 26 vertebrae and […]

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Cigarette Smoking’s Impact on Postoperative Healing

It is not new knowledge that smoking can be detrimental to your health. There are several reasons not to smoke and a large number of these reasons revolve around the possible health issues that can arise from smoking. Although minimally invasive spine surgery may not seem like something that would be necessarily affected by smoking, […]

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Post-Operative Plan: How to Ensure Your Neurosurgical Success

While surgery remains the most important component of your treatment approach, your post-operative actions will affect the overall outcome a significant amount as well. An essential part of ensuring a desirable outcome is making sure the recovery from surgery goes just as smoothly as the surgery itself. With that being said, if you are considering […]

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

In the past, the primary method of all spine surgeries was to make a long incision through the affected area which would allow the surgeon enough access to perform the procedure. Nowadays, however, that method is quickly becoming outdated as new surgical advances emerge, making spine surgery much less invasive than it has been in […]

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Neck Pain and Hand Weakness

Cervical radiculopathy is a term that refers to any type of pain weakness discomfort, or a tingling that is caused by an irritation in the neck.

The human cervical spine consists of 7 vertebrae, each of which is separated from the other by gelatinous discs. These vertebrae are responsible for holding up the skull, and they also play a major part in helping the head and neck move properly. The levels of the cervical spine are successively numbered from C1 to C7.

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Narcotics & Opiates: Risks, Proper Usage, and Regulation

Recent news has highlighted the opioid crisis in America. On a daily basis reports of deaths flow in. It’s sad, but also the result of much misinformation. Oftentimes people are prescribed medications and believe that they can share those medications with friends. The key to fighting the epidemic and managing medications is to understand what […]

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Do I have a spinal compression?

Spinal cord compression is, as the name implies, a compression of your spinal cord resulting from any condition that puts pressure on it. The spinal cord itself is a collection of nerves that move information between your brain and the rest of your muscles and organs. As it continues down your back, it is protected […]

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