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Lumbar Spine Surgery

Article Featured on Spine Health Lumbar surgery refers to any type of surgery in the lumbar spine, or lower back, between one or more of the L1-S1 levels. There are two general types of lumbar spine surgery that comprise the most common surgical procedures for the lower back: Lumbar Decompression The goal of a decompression […]

Tips for Exercising When You Have Osteoarthritis

By K. Aleisha Fetters | Featured on US News IF YOU HAVE osteoarthritis, your relationship with exercise is bound to be a tricky one. After all, increasing physical activity is one of the fundamental must-dos for managing the degenerative wear-and-tear joint disease and slowing its progression. But if you have osteoarthritis, certain exercises can be […]

6 Low Back Pain Symptoms, Locations, Causes & Treatments

Article Featured on eMedicineHealth What Should I Know About Low Back Pain? What Is the medical definition of low back pain? Pain in the lower back or low back pain is a common concern, affecting up to 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Many will have more than one episode. Low back pain is not a […]

A Patient’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Article Featured on US News The human body is an incredibly complex machine. Most of the time, all the parts work correctly, with various gears and components clicking in harmony. But occasionally, something gets out of whack. When this happens, the guardian of the machine – the immune system – can get turned around and […]