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Scoliosis: Answers to 18 of the Most Common Questions

People who have or know someone with scoliosis of the spine often have many questions.  Below are some of the most common questions, brief answers, and links to more in depth resources.  What is Scoliosis of the Spine? Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs...
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Finally! Here’s What’s New in Relieving Sacroiliac Joint Pain

What are the sacroiliac joints? The sacroiliac joints, also known as the "SI joint" are the two joints on each side of the pelvis that are formed where the sacrum and each one of the iliac bones meets. The sacrum is often called the "tailbone" and the iliac bones are commonly...
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Accuracy of Diagnostic Facet Joint (Medial Branch Nerve) Blocks

Lumbar Facet Joint Pain Lumbar facet pain is a common cause of both acute and chronic pain in the low back. Most people experience low back pain at some time in their life. Lumbar facet (zygoapophyseal joint) pain is the cause of this in many of these cases, particularly as...
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Zygapophyseal (Facet) Joint Syndrome: What All Back Pain Patients Need To Know

What is "Facet Syndrome"? Facet joint syndrome is spinal pain that originates in the joints on the back side of each of the vertebra. These joints are designed to help stabilize the spine as it moves. There are two such joints at each spinal level. Working in unison the joints...
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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Explained

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis What is spinal stenosis of the spine? Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the central spinal canal in the lumbar spine (lower back) or the neuroforamina where the spinal nerves exit the spine.  Narrowing of the central canal is called central spinal...
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How do you know if you have a pinched nerve?

What is a  Pinched  Nerve? The term “pinched nerve” is used to describe the condition when a nerve is being  compressed by the surrounding tissues What are some of the symptoms of a pinched nerve? Some signs and symptoms associated with pinched nerves include changes in sensation...
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Should I Get a Steroid Injection?

Cortisone Injections: What are they? Cortisone, also known as corticosteroid, shots are injections that may help relieve Inflammation and associated pain in various parts of the body. They're most commonly injected into joints-- such as your ankle, elbow, hip, knee, spine, wrist...
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Mob-C vs. Fusion: What’s the Difference?

In this video, see the difference between a standard cervical fusion and the Mobi-C artificial disc. Find out more about this alternative to cervical fusion HERE.  
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