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  • How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?

    Lower back pain can affect a person’s sleep as well as their daily activities, and sleeping in certain positions can cause or worsen the issue.

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  • Examining the value of lumbar spine surgery

    Since the 1990s the rate of spinal fusion to treat lower back pain has been on the rise. A new prospective clinical study published in the journal Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, found that lumbar fusions were three times more likely to be effective and obtain better patient outcomes, when guidelines for fusion were followed.

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  • Working from home? Here's how to preserve your posture

    If you're working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to have a work space that's doesn't cause pain or discomfort in your back, neck or legs, a spine specialist says.

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  • Do you have sports-related back pain? Know when to call a doctor

    Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior.

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  • How to Keep Your Spine Happy While Working – or Learning – at Home

    Whether you're the parent of a young student who is learning remotely this fall or a student yourself – or you're working from home – understanding ways to minimize your spine injury risk is essential.

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  • How Long Does a Pinched Nerve Last?

    If you suspect you have a pinched nerve, read on to learn what steps you can take now to help and what to expect during your recovery.

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  • How to choose the best mattress for sciatica

    People with sciatica need a mattress that supports their back and does not irritate the sciatic nerve and cause more pain. This article reviews 10 of the best mattresses for people with sciatica.

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  • Lumbar arthritis: What you need to know

    When arthritis affects the lower back, this is known as lumbar arthritis. The most common cause of lumbar arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA).

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  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

    Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of lower back pain and leg pain. They have been used for decades and are considered an integral part of the nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back pain.

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  • The 6 Best Neck Stretches to Loosen Up That Annoying Stiffness

    We’ve all felt that annoying tightness or discomfort in our necks after a night of poor sleep or a day hunched over a screen. Neck stretches are the way to fix that...right? Not exactly. If you want a long-term solution to neck stiffness or discomfort and a preventive way to stop it from happening in the first place, you have to focus on more than just your neck

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