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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