arm pain

Many patients are misdiagnosed with shoulder problems, problems with nerves that cross the elbow, or carpal tunnel syndrome.

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back pain

Back pain and back problems are exceedingly common disorders that affect the general community and up to 40% of the population will suffer this ailment at some time. The essence of the assessment and evaluation of patients with back problems centers around the following key issues

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chronic pain

Chronic pain is a very complex diagnosis and may be a result of many things.

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degenerative disc disease

All discs will become degenerative over time. A degenerative disc is not necessarily painful, and the majority of these will not cause problems.

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osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a diagnosis of very low bone density. Patients with osteoporosis are at risk for broken bones, with potentially serious consequences.

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avoiding bending, lifting, or twisting: reminders for appropriate spine positions

The bones of the spine or vertebrae are the main structural supporting body.

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minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally-invasive spine surgery encompasses surgery that achieves the following

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compression fractures of the spine

A normal spinal vertebral body (the body is the front half of the vertebra) is rectangular. A compression fracture of the spine occurs when the front (or anterior) wall of the vertebra fractures.

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herniated disc

The spinal column is made of many spinal bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other.

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back care

Back pain is one of the most common conditions affecting nearly all adults at some stage of their life.

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pain management strategies

As pain treating Physicians, we are often tasked with helping a patient stay ahead of the pain. This may at points require diligence and steadiness with certain treatments.

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NSAIDs: friend or foe

NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are medicines that are available either by prescription or over the counter.

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neck pain

In general, most early episodes of neck pain are short and last only a few days. If your neck pain is caused by a traumatic event such as a car accident, bike accident, or fall, it is worth seeking medical attention right away.

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