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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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