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  • Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study shows

    Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study shows

    New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis.

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  • Eight factors predict pain after spine surgery

    Eight factors predict pain after spine surgery

    Eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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  • Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds

    Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds

    In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

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  • New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

    New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

    Researchers develop a new way to make back surgery safer, faster and more cost effective. Scientists have developed and tested a 3-dimensional, real-time optical tracking system, like a 'Google Maps' for the body.

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  • A Look at Spinal Stenosis in Young Patients

    A Look at Spinal Stenosis in Young Patients

    If you experience back pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is a relatively common condition which can be caused by acute injury, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, and other issues. One potential cause of back pain is spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the spine.

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  • Understanding Lumbar Laminectomy Procedures

    Understanding Lumbar Laminectomy Procedures

    If you suffer from lower back pain caused by nerve compression, you may be a good candidate for a laminectomy in Miami. A laminectomy can quickly relieve lower back pain by eliminating pressure on the nerves. During this spine surgery, the orthopedic doctor creates an incision in the back and uses retractors to pull back the muscle.

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  • Preparing for Back Surgery

    Preparing for Back Surgery

    Before you undergo back surgery near Miami, you’ll meet with the surgeon and other healthcare providers at a spine institute. During your consultation, you’ll receive all the information you need to prepare for the procedure and to have a stress-free recovery. After making the following preparations, you can look forward to relief of your back pain.

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  • Am I at Risk of Spinal Stenosis?

    Am I at Risk of Spinal Stenosis?

    In the center of the spine, there is a canal that is home to the spinal cord and the nerve roots. If there isn’t enough room in this canal, the delicate structures within can become compressed. This condition is spinal stenosis, and it can cause symptoms that range from mild to debilitating. If you’ve been experiencing possible spinal stenosis symptoms, a back doctor in Miami can take a look at your risk factors.

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  • Stop Letting Back Pain Interfere with Your Sleep

    Stop Letting Back Pain Interfere with Your Sleep

    People who suffer from chronic back pain know all too well the effects it has on daily life. It can be painful simply to bend down to tie one’s shoes. Poor sleep quality is another major problem for back pain patients in the Miami area. It’s tough to fall asleep with constant pain, and finding a comfortable sleep position can be all but impossible. This lifestyle is unsustainable. Talk to a spine doctor about your treatment options, and in the meantime, make a few simple

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  • Pain Relief for Disc Herniatio

    Pain Relief for Disc Herniatio

    Herniated disc symptoms can include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness that extends along either the legs or the arms, depending on where the herniated disc is located in the spine. These symptoms can be debilitating, and your back pain doctor in Miami may recommend an epidural steroid injection. You can learn about this treatment by watching this featured video.

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