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July 25, 2014
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Herniated Disc Silences Cellist

Britain’s famed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is retiring his cello as part of the neck pain treatment he needs to alleviate disabling symptoms from a herniated disc. If his name sounds familiar to people across the pond in the US, […]

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July 25, 2014
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Roughing it after Spinal Stenosis: Golfing Tips

You may be no Arnold Palmer, but if you have played golf for most of your life and now suffer with discomfort related to spinal stenosis, you might also need some information about preventative back pain treatment if you want […]

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July 25, 2014
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Successful Spine Surgery and Lingering Pain?

For many people who live in constant back or neck pain, spine surgery is truly a quality of life saving procedure.   But what does it mean when this back pain treatment doesn’t seem to be working even though the surgery […]

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July 25, 2014
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Is Spine Surgery Really Worth It?

Have you convinced yourself that living in constant pain, from a lumbar herniated disc, is your new ‘normal’?  It really doesn’t have to be this way.  Spine surgery and sometimes even non-surgical therapies are highly successful in treating these conditions. […]

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July 22, 2014
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TV Reports New Lease on Life with AccuraScope

There was not much more that doctors could do for one Minnesota woman receiving neck pain treatment, short of recommending traditional neck surgery. Her story was featured recently on Minneapolis’ CTN News. Like many others suffering with chronic disabling neck […]

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July 15, 2014
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Day at the Beach: Beating Chronic Back Pain

Nobody has to tell you after all…when living with chronic back pain from a herniated disc or other spine conditions, the simple things most of us take for granted can be excruciating challenges. For example, a day at the beach […]

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July 1, 2014
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Beach Readiness Basics with Sciatica

There’s no hiding from your bathing suit now that Memorial Day has launched the 2014 beach season! Before signing up for your local insane-beach-body-boot-camp, consider your back pain treatment. If you have been diagnosed with sciatica the last thing you […]

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June 27, 2014
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Significant Savings Thanks to Back Surgery

A new study confirms that back surgery may save you money over the long run if you suffer with disabling pain from a herniated disc or other spine condition. Not only may surgery be a wise bet for you, but […]

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June 24, 2014
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Chronic Back Pain Top Job Obstacle

Topping the causes of work related disability across the globe is low back pain, according to a recent story reported by HealthDay. It beat out approximately 300 other conditions! Common causes for chronic low back pain include herniated discs, spinal […]

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June 24, 2014
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Activity and Advice Aid Spine Surgery Recovery

Recovery following spine surgery to treat degenerative disc disease can be improved with a protocol of cognitive behavior therapy and advice to keep active.  This recommendation was the outcome from a small trial study last year, published in the journal […]

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