Is Cold or Heat More Effective for Back and Neck Pain Relief?

Acute or Chronic Pain When your back or neck pain is acute and there is soft tissue swelling, ice or cold helps to lower the swelling. That’s usually the case for most musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries including knee, ankle, neck, back or shoulders. Ice or cold is also helpful after spine surgery to help lower […]

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4 Things Patients Should Know About Spinal Fusion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1964″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]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 know if you’re […]

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5 Habits That Lead to Back Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1839″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]If you’re like 80 percent of the population, you’ve probably experienced some degree of back pain at one time or another. Though there are many possible sources of discomfort affecting the spine and its related parts, some bad habits can also contribute to back pain. Marina del Rey spine surgeons discuss 5 of […]

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