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Does an Artificial Disc Replacement Work Efficiently?

Tired of chronic neck or back pain due to a damaged intervertebral disc? If you’ve already tried conservative treatments, consider an artificial disc replacement. Read on to learn more about this surgery and how it can help.
Mar 6th, 2023

Is Your Diet Making Your Back Pain Worse?

What you eat plays a big role in your overall mental and physical health. Surprisingly, what you eat or don’t eat can also make your back pain worse. Read on to learn more.
Dec 1st, 2022

Warning Signs You Have a Herniated Disc

Back pain can develop for a variety of reasons, but how do you know if your pain is related to a herniated disc? Read on to learn the warning signs of disc herniation and what we can do to help you find relief.
Nov 1st, 2022

Myths and Facts About Stem Cell Therapy

Are you considering stem cell therapy but not sure if it’s right for you? There are many myths surrounding stem cell therapy and it can be overwhelming to separate fact from fiction. That’s why we created this guide to highlight the facts.
Oct 6th, 2022

Helping Your Child With Scoliosis

Scoliosis can develop at any age, but the most common age range for diagnosis is between 10 and 15. In this blog, we cover six ways parents can help their child with scoliosis.
Sep 1st, 2022

How Your Sleep Positions Affect Your Neck

While you might not often think about it, how you sleep can either support or strain your neck. Read on to learn how your sleep position affects your neck and how to better support it while you snooze.
Aug 3rd, 2022

4 Telltale Signs of a Vertebrae Fracture

Spinal fractures, often called vertebrae fractures, are common, especially among those with osteoporosis. But not all fractures are caused by osteoporosis. Read on to learn four signs that you have a spinal fracture.
Jul 11th, 2022

What Happens if You Delay Disc Replacement Surgery?

Disc replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged discs with artificial ones. In this blog, we explore the risks of delaying disc replacement and the benefits of undergoing surgery.
Jun 1st, 2022

Can You Wear Out a Disc in Your Neck?

You might have heard that worn-out discs can cause back pain, but degenerative disc pain isn’t limited to your back. Find out how neck discs get worn out and what to do about it in this blog.
Apr 1st, 2022

What to Expect After Spinal Fusion Surgery

If nonsurgical treatments aren’t enough to alleviate your back pain, surgery might be the next step. If you’re preparing for a minimally invasive spinal fusion, here’s what you can expect in the days, weeks, and months after your surgery.
Mar 1st, 2022

Telltale Signs You Strained a Muscle in Your Back

Muscle strains can develop in any muscle, but they can be particularly bothersome if they occur in your back. Keep reading to explore the four telltale signs that you’ve strained a muscle in your back.
Feb 1st, 2022

4 Reasons You May Need a Disc Replacement

Although back pain is common, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to treating it. Disc replacement isn’t the first treatment option, but it might be the right one. Here are four reasons to consider disc replacement.
Jan 1st, 2022

Adjusting to Life With a Scoliosis Brace

Scoliosis braces help prevent your child's spinal curve from worsening, but it requires that your child wears the brace for several hours each. Read on to explore tips for adjusting to life with a scoliosis brace.
Dec 1st, 2021

What Causes Joints to Wear Out?

Joint pain is a common complaint, and unfortunately, joint pain can develop slowly over time or quickly after an injury. Your treatment depends on what’s causing your joint to wear out. Read on to explore common causes of worn-out joints.
Nov 1st, 2021

Why More People Are Opting for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Are you considering minimally invasive spine surgery? Minimally invasive surgery can treat many issues, including herniated discs and scoliosis. Continue reading to find out why more people are choosing minimally invasive procedures.
Oct 1st, 2021

Common Risk Factors for Scoliosis

Did you know that there are many types of scoliosis? They all have different risk factors, and in this blog, we explore the common risk factors for the three main types of scoliosis. Keep reading to learn more!
Sep 27th, 2021

What Causes a Disc to Herniate?

If your disc herniates, or ruptures, it can cause debilitating pain. In this blog, we explore the many causes of disc herniation, how to reduce your risk of a rupture, and what you can do if your disc ruptures.
Jul 6th, 2021

I Think My Teen May Have Scoliosis

If your teen’s backpack constantly slides off his/her shoulder, you might wonder if scoliosis is to blame. If you think your teen has scoliosis, continue reading to explore the tell-tale signs of scoliosis and treatment options.
Jun 9th, 2021

The Difference Between Cervical and Lumbar Discs

Curious about the anatomy of your spine? In this blog, we cover the difference between your cervical and lumbar spine as well as your cervical and lumbar discs. This information is key in understanding what a herniated disc is and how it’s treated.
May 9th, 2021

Prepping Your Home for Back Surgery Recovery

Getting ready for back surgery? Don’t forget to prep your home! In this blog, we cover helpful tips and strategies for getting your home stocked and prepped for post-op recovery.
Apr 11th, 2021

Workplace Tips for a Healthy Neck

Even if you’re not doing any heavy lifting, working at a desk can take a toll on your neck. In this article, we share the top seven tips for keeping your neck healthy in the workplace. Keep reading to learn more!
Mar 10th, 2021

5 Exercises To Strengthen Your Back

The benefits of exercise for your body and mind are seemingly endless. Did you know that certain exercises can help strengthen your back, and even help reduce chronic back pain? Here are five exercises that are good for your back.
Feb 8th, 2021

Is Disc Replacement Right for You?

Conservative treatments can reduce pain and help you make it through the day, but what should you do when these approaches no longer work? It may be time to consider a disc replacement? Here are three reasons it might be the right solution for you.
Jan 21st, 2021

Understanding Spinal Stenosis

Nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with spinal stenosis, but what exactly is this condition? Read on to learn more about spinal stenosis and how narrowing spaces in your spinal canal can cause back pain.
Dec 1st, 2020

Living With Degenerative Disc Disease

Living with degenerative disc disease isn't easy, especially when conservative options don't provide relief. Keep reading to explore six tips to help manage pain so you can live a happy and healthy life.
Nov 5th, 2020

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

Did you know PRP therapy can be used to treat degenerative conditions like arthritis? If you’re wondering how this works, keep reading as we share what PRP therapy is and how it works.
Oct 6th, 2020

Is It Too Late to Do Something About My Scoliosis?

If you’re an adult living with the pain and discomfort of scoliosis, you’re not out of options. Scoliosis treatments aren’t just for children. Keep reading to learn what options are available for treating your scoliosis as an adult.
Sep 7th, 2020

Life After Spine Surgery — What You Can Expect

Are you considering spine surgery? While there are many different types of spine surgery, it’s important to know what to expect before committing. Here’s a guide to help you understand what life after spine surgery might look like.
Jun 24th, 2020

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risks for a Herniated Disc

20 out of 1000 Americans experience herniated discs, but luckily, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of disc herniation. Continue reading to learn simple ways that you can promote a healthy spine.
May 20th, 2020

5 Lifestyles Changes to Help Ease Back Pain

Don’t let back pain keep you from enjoying your favorite hobbies anymore. While some back pain requires advanced treatment, many people can find some relief with a few simple lifestyle changes. Keep reading for five changes you can make today.
Apr 22nd, 2020

Knowing the Difference Between PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Is a degenerative condition, like arthritis, keeping you from living the life you want? You might benefit from PRP or stem cell therapy, two treatments that reduce pain. Keep reading to learn the difference between PRP and stem cell therapy.
Mar 1st, 2020

How Spinal Fusion Can Help Treat Severe Scoliosis

Do you have severe scoliosis? A brace might not be the best solution. Instead, you might want to consider spinal fusions. They treat severe scoliosis by preventing the curvature from worsening. Read on to learn whether a spinal fusion is right for you!
Feb 1st, 2020

8 Great Exercises to Safeguard Your Spine

Back pain is a common complaint for men and women of all ages. Chronic back pain can make you miss work and social activities, but did you know there are exercises you can do at home to strengthen your back and help prevent pain? Learn more here.
Dec 1st, 2019

How Your Weight Can Affect Your Spine

Carrying extra body weight — particularly in the belly — can significantly change the load your spine must carry. If you’re both overweight and suffering from back pain, the two conditions may be related and relieved through weight loss.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

Three million new cases of scoliosis are treated every year in the United States. Most cases are found in adolescents, so it’s important to diagnose the condition early in order to minimize the impact of the condition.
Oct 1st, 2019

The Dangers of Tech Neck

Technology helps us in innumerable ways, however, if you frequently use your phone for games, texting, and social media, learn more about how to prevent and cure a condition that doctors are referring to as “tech neck.”
Sep 1st, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy vs. PRP Therapy: Which Is Right for You?

Regenerative medicine treatments such as stem cell and PRP therapy have wide applications, from treating sports injuries to providing medical aesthetic improvements. Choosing between the two depends on your condition and treatment needs.
Jul 10th, 2019

What are My Treatment Options for Osteoporosis Pain?

Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone condition, and though it doesn’t cause pain directly, its effects can lead to a variety of fracture types, some of which can lead to chronic pain. Find out what your options are for treating this pain
Jun 14th, 2019

When Does Neck Pain Require Surgery?

Living with chronic neck pain may feel like no life at all. You may be willing to try anything to get your health back on track. Find out when surgery may be required — and if so, what you can expect.
May 13th, 2019

Returning to Sports After Back Surgery

If back pain has sidelined you from your favorite activities, and you’re opting for back surgery, patience is key. But the rewards will far outweigh the forced timeout when you’re able to get back into the game without pain.
Apr 4th, 2019

Common Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis and Your Options For Relief

Are you suffering from pain in your neck or back? Do you have tingling limbs? You may have spinal stenosis, a progressive and eventually debilitating disease. Find out the common symptoms to look for and learn about the many options for treatment.
Jan 8th, 2019

PRP: An All-Natural Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain

Relief for your low back pain could be in your own blood. With PRP injections, components found in blood can be used to help spur healing so you can find meaningful relief for your painful symptoms without resorting to surgery.
Nov 28th, 2018

Can Adults Develop Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically shows up in children and teens. But did you know that scoliosis can also affect adults? Read on to learn more about adult scoliosis, and the healing treatments provided by John Regan, MD.
Oct 31st, 2018

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Mar 22nd, 2021