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  • Lifting with Care After Surgery in Newport beach

3 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Back Injury When Lifting

Whether it’s a child, bushel of laundry, or a box, there will always be a need for you to lift something now and then. Your spine is designed to handle some level of stress and strain, but improper lifting of the things you need to carry can result in an […]

December 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • How to Communicate Effectively With a Spine Surgeon in Newport Beach

Communicating Effectively with Your Spine Surgeon

Communication is essential when visiting a spine surgeon for a more accurate diagnosis of your back pain. You can increase your odds of experiencing a productive recovery or reaching a point where your discomfort is comfortably managed. Make sure to think about the questions you’ll ask as you prepare for […]

December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • The bones of the back are divided into three sections: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar

4 Things Patients Should Know About Spinal Fusion

Performed more than 400,000 times each year in the United States, spinal fusion surgery is a fairly common procedure. In a nutshell, it involves the connecting of two or more adjacent bones of the spine (vertebrae) to restore the stability of the spine. Here are 4 things you’ll need to […]

December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • Differences in Santa Monica, CA

What Is the Difference Between a Bulging and Herniated Disc?

The terms “bulging” and “herniated” are often incorrectly used interchangeably to describe pain related to a spinal disc. This is because both terms refer to a similar condition. Spinal disc abnormalities become a problem when nearby nerves are affected. Having a better understanding of these terms can help determine the […]

December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • The Typical Causes of Spine Injuries in San Bernardino, CA

5 Most Common Causes of Spine Injuries needing Spine Surgery in Orange County

More than 12,000 people sustain and survive spinal cord injuries each year. Any injury to the spinal cord has the potential to cause lasting damage and involve extensive therapy,  and an assortment of related challenges and frustrations. Consider some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries to get a […]

December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • Alleviating Arthritis Pain Naturally in Marina del Rey, CA

5 Ways to Alleviate Arthritis Pain Naturally

Osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative arthritis caused by age-related wear, and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of a condition that affects approximately 50 million Americans. Natural remedies are especially appealing if you’re looking to reduce the risk of side effects associated with some medications. Though severe arthritis-related […]

December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|
  • Different Remedies for Scoliosis in Newport Beach, CA

Alternative Non-surgical Treatments for Scoliosis

The sideways curvature of the spine characteristic of scoliosis often develops during childhood growth spurts. Scoliosis is only a problem if the curvature reaches a point where nerves are compressed, which sometimes happens in adulthood due to age-related changes to the spine and supporting discs. Luckily, there are a few […]

December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|