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  • New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

    By utilizing robotic systems and other advanced technologies, many spine surgeries may be performed in a minimally invasive fashion, which is associated with numerous advantages including: less damage to muscles, reduced blood loss and operative time, decreased complication rates, quicker recoveries, and ultimately better clinical outcomes.

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  • 9 questions to ask your spine surgeon

    Talk with your health care team about how you are feeling before you commit to spine surgery. They are available to answer all your questions and provide reassurance.

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  • Understanding swallowing difficulties after spine surgery can improve quality of life

    Difficulty swallowing is one of the most common complications of anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). Investigators who evaluated possible risk and contributing factors report in Advances in Communication and Swallowing that although most difficulties resolve within two months, the perception of swallowing difficulty can persist for longer, but this does not always correlate with test results.

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  • Q&A: Osteoporosis and exercise

    Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried about maintaining her active lifestyle for fear of injury. Can she continue to exercise? If so, which types of exercises will be best for her?

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  • Americans Try Many Things to Ease Chronic Back Pain

    Nearly half of all U.S. adults have back pain, and 40% say the pain limits their social activities, according to a new poll.

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  • Smoke break: New study strengthens link between smoking and increased fracture risk in men

    It's no secret that puffing cigarettes is the culprit behind a whole host of ailments, including respiratory diseases and cancers of the lungs and throat. But a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) study has revealed that male smokers—who, demographically, are more likely than women to light up—are also placing themselves at a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death.

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  • Early study suggests a new, injectable gel may greatly reduce chronic low back pain

    An experimental formulation of a hydrogel, injected into spinal discs, proved safe and effective in substantially relieving chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease (DDD), according to new research to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, in Boston.

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  • Can COVID-19 cause neck pain?

    Some people with COVID-19 experience neck pain, soreness, and stiffness. In some cases, neck pain can be a persistent symptom of long COVID.

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  • Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation Explained

    Cervical radiofrequency ablation is an alternative to surgery when you have headaches or pain related to cervical spine changes. The procedure involves damaging nerves that are transmitting pain signals to your brain.

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  • A Guide to Spinal Fusion Recovery

    Spinal fusion surgery is a major procedure with a lengthy recovery time. There’s no one set path for recovery from spinal fusion surgery. Everyone’s recovery timeline can look slightly different depending on factors such as their overall health, ability to exercise, ability to heal, weight, and more.

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