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Herniated Disc: Symptoms and Treatment

Herniated Disc: Symptoms and Treatment

A spinal disc is a rubbery, soft pad found between the vertebrae that make up the spine. The main function of these discs is to act as a shock absorber and help facilitate motion in the spine. The condition usually affects the neck or lower back and can lead to pain, weakness, and/or numbness. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the mentioned herniated disc symptoms, go through this blog to learn more about the condition and available treatment options.…

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Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Dealing with a nagging back or neck condition is stressful enough on its own. Finding a spine specialist or surgeon to treat that condition shouldn’t be. If you are on the hunt for an experienced spine specialist near you, these four tips can help you simplify your search to find a doctor who fits your unique needs best.…

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Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Jessica Shellock, Orthopedics

10 Questions to Ask Your Spine Specialist Before Back or Neck Surgery

If you find yourself saying, “Oh my nagging back!” … or … “I can’t take this neck pain anymore!”—and more conservative forms of treatment are no longer working—you may want to find a spine specialist nearby to discuss your back or neck surgery options. In order to get the most out of your appointment, why not come prepared with a list of questions? We asked Jessica Shellock, M.D., a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, to share 10 essential questions to help you get started.…

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Avoiding Back Injuries While Exercising
Fitness Profile, Spine Surgery, Back Pain

Avoiding Back Injuries While Exercising

Dr. Peter Derman, spine surgeon on the medical staff, shares some expert insight on risk factors for back and spine injuries, how to prevent and treat them, and whether weightlifting is safe for kids.…

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