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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be debilitating and frustrating, holding you back from living the life you want. If you’re tired of sitting out on life, spinal cord stimulation may be able to help you manage your chronic pain when other treatments haven’t worked. What is spinal cord stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation is used to treat patients […]

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Your Desk Job and Chronic Back Pain

Though you may not realize it, sitting at a desk five days per week — eight hours per day, to be exact — can have significant effects on your back that can lead to muscle fatigue and injury. These effects can manifest into dull, achy pain or even sharp, stabbing chronic pain in your back. […]

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Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

Your spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae. Located between each vertebrae are soft discs called spinal discs. These discs provide cushion, absorb shock and allow us to comfortably bend and twist. They also maintain enough distance between the vertebrae for the nerve roots of the spinal cord to pass through openings in […]

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The Effects of Chronic Back Pain on Sleep

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a tough workout, helped a friend move or went out dancing with friends. You’ve used muscles you don’t normally use, or you’ve pulled something. And now you’re in pain. And when do you feel it the most? In the middle of the night, when you’re trying to sleep. While […]

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Get the Facts on Scoliosis

With over three million cases per year, scoliosis is a very common condition. Scoliosis is defined as any abnormal lateral curvature in the spine, which should otherwise be a normally vertically straight line. When looking at a person with scoliosis from behind, the spine appears curved in one of two different ways: Levoscoliosis – The […]

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