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Surgery Does Not Have to Be the Answer

I enjoy reading research that impacts the care we provide or is related to what we do here in some way so this includes research into spinal surgery. I recently came across this paper that made me immediately think surgery

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The placebo effect in surgery

Testing medications, supplements, and some procedures against a placebo can be described as a gold standard test of the effectiveness of said medication, supplement, or procedure. I came across an article recently I thought was interesting because it both confirmed

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain, Wellness

Long Term Cost of a Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a very common procedure today to treat spine and spine related pain and dysfunction. While the field of spinal surgery has come a long way and their advances have resulted in better long term outcomes, one thing

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Spine Pain After Surgery

An estimated 15% to 61% of patients suffer from persistent or recurrent spine pain after surgery and up to two thirds of chronic spine pain patients seen at pain centers suffer from failed back surgery. With these numbers it is

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Sagittal Balance

Having normal spinal sagittal balance is vitally important to human health and specifically physical health. Normal sagittal balance basically can be described as having normal upright ,posture. Normal upright posture includes your head centered over your shoulders, your shoulders centered

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An Introduction on Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a complex condition so this post is merely an introduction on scoliosis, you know only the basics.  I will post more specific info on it in later posts because it really is a complex condition that cannot be

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Medicare Benefits From Chiropractic

A few months back I wrote a post on how Complimentary and Alternative Medicine can reduce health care costs if implemented more widely instead of suppressed.   Insurance companies the state, local, and federal government have all been looking at suppressing

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Failed Back Surgery

Patients who had spinal fusion surgery were less likely to return to work and needed more opiates, study says Recently a report published by NBC News highlighted the issue of failed back surgery.  Experts estimate that nearly 600,000 Americans opt for

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