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What Causes Pain Around the Ribs and Back Symptoms?

In this article: Understanding the thoracic spine Causes of pain in the ribs and back Treatment The thoracic spine and ribs are like a no man’s land for many physicians, including spine experts. While many physicians are comfortable treating and diagnosing neck and low back problems when it comes to things like pain around the…
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How to Heal a Herniated Disc Naturally

On this page: What is a herniated disc? What is herniated disc surgery like? Can a herniated disc heal on its own? What activities should you avoid with a herniated disc? Is walking good for a herniated disc? Do supplements work? Is there another way to treat a herniated disc naturally? Do you really need…
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Potential Problems With Artificial Disc Replacement

On this page: Artificial discs and what they’re used for The problems with artificial disc replacement New research shows big complication rates A physicians experience with ADRs Artificial disc replacement has been all the rage for the past 5 to 10 years. The idea is that it’s supposed to help reduce the side effects of…
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Living With a Subtalar Fusion: Do You Really Need Surgery?

On this page: What is the subtalar joint? What is subtalar arthritis? What is a subtalar fusion? Are ankle fusions successful? Can subtalar arthritis be treated without ankle fusion? Can you treat the subtalar joint with orthobiologics? How many patients can avoid a subtalar fusion? The subtalar joint is sort of the red-headed stepchild of…
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The Curious Case of the Typical/Atypical L5-S1 Disc Herniation

In this article: Symptoms What happens when an epidural doesn’t work? Treatment This week I saw a patient with an L5-S1 disc bulge/herniation who seemed to be a mystery to his physicians but in fact, just had a slightly atypical problem that presented typically. Meaning he seemed to be a mystery in need of a…
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The Vagus Nerve, Neck Pain, Anxiety, Headaches, and Depression

On this page: The function of the vagus nerve Neck pain and the vagus nerve Other symptoms of an irritated vagus nerve We’ve seen neck pain patients for years with lots of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Many have suffered from depression, anxiety, headaches, and some even cardiac problems like runs of tachycardia. So what’s causing all…
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Stem Cell Treatment for Neuropathy? Can You Tell a Scam from Real?

We get sent questions all of the time by patients. One recent question was about the difference between what a clinic chain says it offers as stem cell treatment for neuropathy and what we do. Since this is also a great way to explain the way to look for clinics that have high expertise in…
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SI Joint Fusion: Does This Work?

The Rise of Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion Surgery I have been following with interest the rise of SI Joint fusion surgery. This has exploded over the last five years. So what does SI Joint fusion look like? Can SI Joint dysfunction be cured? How successful is SI Joint fusion? Are there better and less invasive…
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