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How Does PRP Therapy Work? Oct 6th, 2020

Have you considered PRP therapy for your pain? You’re not alone. An estimated one in three Americans has benefited from regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on regenerating tissues to ease pain or treat injuries. PRP therapy is a treatment that falls under this category...

Is It Too Late to Do Something About My Scoliosis? Sep 7th, 2020

Scoliosis, an abnormal lateral curve in the spine, tends to be thought of as a condition that primarily impacts children. It’s not hard to imagine why this is such a common thought: the average age of onset is between 10 and 15-years-old. However, scoliosis can also affect adults. At Spine...

Most Common Signs You May Be Suffering From Degenerative Disc Disease Aug 18th, 2020

Nearly one-third of adults aged 40-59 have signs of degenerative disc disease, according to data from both the Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research and the Boston Medical Center. Although it’s not technically a disease, this condition can cause debilitating back pain.  At Spine Group Beverly Hills, we understand...

Understanding the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Jul 22nd, 2020

Are you considering spine surgery? Chances are, your number one concern is how long it'll take to recover. Although healing time varies depending on the individual, and the type of surgery needed, it can take up to a year or more to fully recover from traditional spine surgery. At Spine...

Life After Spine Surgery — What You Can Expect Jun 24th, 2020

Back pain is so common it accounts for over 83 million lost days at work, according to data compiled by researchers from Georgetown University. Not only does chronic back pain limit your ability to work, but it can also make it harder to enjoy your favorite activities.  At Spine Group Beverly...

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risks for a Herniated Disc May 20th, 2020

There are many reasons why back pain occurs. Sometimes it’s the result of an injury and sometimes it’s the result of using improper lifting techniques. Back pain can also occur as a result of underlying conditions such as arthritis or herniated discs. Research shows that up to 20 out of every...

5 Lifestyles Changes to Help Ease Back Pain Apr 22nd, 2020

It’s no secret back pain is the number one cause of missed workdays. In fact, chronic back pain is the most common reason adults seek medical care.  According to the CDC, about 20% of U.S. adults in 2016 reported chronic back pain. Eight percent of U.S. adults experienced high-impact chronic pain...

Knowing the Difference Between PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Mar 1st, 2020

According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 33% of Americans could benefit from some type of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a large field. It began with organ transplants and evolved into treatments that use a patient’s own cells. PRP and stem cell therapy are two types of...

How Spinal Fusion Can Help Treat Severe Scoliosis Feb 1st, 2020

Scoliosis impacts an estimated six to nine million Americans, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal curvature in the spine, but not every individual diagnosed with scoliosis experiences the same severity of symptoms. Curves that exceed 45 degrees are considered severe. Mild cases...

Will Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Alleviate Your Back Pain? Jan 1st, 2020

No one wants to undergo spine surgery, but if you have the opportunity to find long-term relief for chronic and treatment-resistant pain, it can be the most effective solution. This is even more true now that innovative surgical techniques have created minimally invasive approaches that can get you back on...

8 Great Exercises to Safeguard Your Spine Dec 1st, 2019

With up to 80% of Americans experiencing low back pain at some time in their lives, it’s safe to say that everyone is at risk for back pain. Back pain can range from a dull, ongoing ache to sharp, stabbing pain, and suffering back pain can significantly impact your quality...

How Your Weight Can Affect Your Spine Nov 1st, 2019

Virtually everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that 80% of the American population will suffer from back pain, and when comparing this statistic with the fact that almost 40% of adults are overweight, there are plenty of people who are both overweight and have...

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early Oct 1st, 2019

If you look at someone from the back, their spinal cord should run in a straight line from their neck down to their lower back. For some people, though, their spine has decided to break ranks and run in an S-curve or a C-curve before it reaches the lower back....

The Dangers of Tech Neck Sep 1st, 2019

Most of us are on our phones constantly – texting, playing games, posting on social media. On top of entertainment purposes, it’s also an important tool for work and communication with the outside world. But the device that helps us stay connected isn’t always good for our health. The position...

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion Before Undergoing Back Surgery Aug 8th, 2019

When you’re dealing with back pain that’s severe enough to warrant surgery, chances are your pain makes everyday decisions difficult. Add to that the decision to undergo surgery, and you have a very challenging load at a time when you may not be able to give full attention. Yet, despite...

Stem Cell Therapy vs. PRP Therapy: Which Is Right for You? Jul 10th, 2019

Regenerative medicine is experiencing an exciting period of development. Rather than aiming for direct treatment of diseases and ailments, regenerative treatments seek to assist your body’s natural healing abilities, resulting in natural pain relief and faster, more efficient repair of body systems. Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy...

What are My Treatment Options for Osteoporosis Pain? Jun 14th, 2019

In 2018, about 10 million Americans suffered from osteoporosis, and this number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2020. Women suffer at a rate that’s nearly five times that of men. Not all osteoporosis sufferers experience discomfort, but chronic pain frequently accompanies some stages of the disease, particularly...

When Does Neck Pain Require Surgery? May 13th, 2019

While we often joke about things being a “pain in the neck,” real neck pain is no laughing matter. Some cases may even require surgery, such as neck injuries that stem from car accidents or falls. Dr. John Regan, an orthopedic spine surgeon here at Spine Group Beverly Hills and...

Returning to Sports After Back Surgery Apr 4th, 2019

Surgery of any kind is a serious undertaking that requires a fair bit of time and patience on your part. But when it comes to your back, you need to be especially mindful of not pushing yourself too far or too fast after surgery. At Spine Group Beverly Hills, under...

Why Patients Nationwide Visit Spine Group Beverly Hills for a Second Opinion Before Back Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

It can be incredibly tough when you’re facing a debilitating medical issue, because you want relief and you want it fast. But before you have surgery of any kind, a little due diligence can go a long way toward a successful outcome, which is especially true of back problems. If...

How Innovative Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Fight Your Battle Against Chronic Pain Feb 3rd, 2019

Living with chronic pain is much more than simply a physical ordeal. The emotional and psychological effects of constant, ongoing pain can take a toll on the strongest of men and women. Often, chronic pain results from degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, where your body simply can’t keep up with...

Common Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis and Your Options For Relief Jan 8th, 2019

When you have spinal stenosis, the hollow space inside your spine narrows, putting added pressure on the spinal cord and other nerves branching out from the spine. This condition most often occurs in the cervical spine (neck) or the lumbar spine (lower back). An estimated 1 out of every 1000...

Learn How Our Minimally Invasive Surgery Repairs Bulging Discs With Less Pain, Risk, and Downtime Dec 19th, 2018

Bulging or herniated discs are a common cause of back pain, and without treatment, they can cause permanent disability in your legs or arms. There was a time when repairing a damaged disc meant undergoing invasive back surgery with big incisions, a long hospital stay, and a lot of discomfort...

PRP: An All-Natural Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain Nov 28th, 2018

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints among men and women, and the bad news is, it can get worse as we get older. Pain in the lower back can have different causes, but a lot of lower back pain is related to problems with the cushiony...

Can Adults Develop Scoliosis? Oct 31st, 2018

Your spine provides an amazing framework for your body as it helps to coordinate every movement you make. Of course, your ability to perform all your daily activities depends on having a spinal structure that’s balanced and strong. A normally straight spine has small curves from front to back. However,...

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Eliminate the Need for Surgery for Patients with Degenerative Disc Disease Sep 13th, 2018

When you suffer from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease, it can be difficult to decide what to do. Ideally, you want a solution that alleviates your pain, increases your mobility, and improves your overall functionality without the risks of surgery.At Spine Group Beverly Hills, John Regan, MD,...