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Spinal fusion surgery complications and treatment options

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Recent research in the medical journal Spine suggests that patients who have a case review by a team of spinal pain specialists will likely not get a spinal fusion surgery. In the study the researchers representing Virginia Mason Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the  University of Washington implemented a multidisciplinary conference involving physiatrists, anesthesiologists, pain […]

Injections for back pain

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In this article back pain treated with epidural steroid injections and Prolotherapy are compared. We will answer common patient questions such as: Do epidural injections help herniated, slipped, bulging discs? How long do epidural pain relief last? Epidurals, sometimes referred to as epidural nerve blocks or epidural blocks, can be delivered as: interlaminar epidural injections (which delivers […]

Lumbar spinal stenosis | Research findings warn doctors to stop doing certain spinal surgeries

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In The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Surgeons from the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University wrote of the problem of correctly classifying patients with lumbar stenosis for the purpose of increasing effectiveness of treatments. According to the researchers: 9% of patients suffer from lumbar stenosis, it most commonly effects patients in their […]

Surgical and non-surgical options for herniated disc treatment

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A person with a degenerated, bulging, or herniated disc must realize that this may be a coincidental finding and unrelated to the actual pain he or she is experiencing. A degenerated disc is one that is losing water and flattening. This is a usual phenomenon that occurs with age. It is also normal for a […]