second opinion before spine surgery

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion Before Committing to Spine Surgery

Getting a second opinion before spine surgery is incredibly important for patients to make sure that they’re getting the best treatment for their condition. The problem is that while most patients who have been recommended surgery want to get a second opinion, very few actually do. It’s common for patients to feel that getting a second opinion means that they’re second-guessing their doctor’s expertise. The truth is, getting a second opinion makes you a more active and informed patient. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends seeking out a second opinion before spine surgery. Seeking a

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problems with spine implants

Spine Implants: Minimally Invasive, Traditional Risk

Spinal implants are commonly used to treat spine issues and many procedures involving them are minimally invasive. However, having something implanted in your spine is not as simple or risk-free as you may have been led to believe. There are problems with spine implants and because Dr. Pauza wants his patients to be informed, we’ll be discussing them today. About Spinal Implants Before discussing the problems with spine implants, we’ll explain the different types of implants and what they’re typically used for. Spinal implants are usually used for a few different reasons, such as assisting in the fusion of two

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Why is Ineffective & Unnecessary Spine Surgery So Common?

Despite clinical trials and studies showing that spine surgery isn’t beneficial for patients, it has become more common. In fact, when compared to non-surgical treatment, spinal fusion does not provide significantly better outcomes for patients. So why does unnecessary spine surgery continue to take place? The decision of whether or not to undergo surgery is serious and should never be taken lightly. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain and have been told surgery is your only option, research your options. Make sure that spine surgery is truly the best option for your specific situation. Factors Contributing to the

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10 Professions That Increase Your Risk of Lower Back Pain

Your spine is capable of enduring a lot of wear and tear throughout your day-to-day life. This wear and tear are usually caused by bending, compression, twisting, and other repetitive movements. This is why it’s so common to develop lower back pain. Unfortunately, back pain can have a great and negative impact on your life and can be difficult to treat. Your profession may also be placing you at an increased risk of lower back pain.

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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Avoid Holiday Back Pain With These 5 Tips

If you live with back pain, the holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the year for you. From lifting and carrying heavy shopping bags, boxes of decorations, and packages, to holiday stress that may exacerbate your back pain, this time of year can become (physically) painful. We want you to enjoy this holiday season with as little back pain as possible, so we’ve made list of ways to avoid holiday back pain!

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10 Professions That Increase Your Risk of Lower Back Pain

Your spine is capable of enduring a lot of wear and tear throughout your day-to-day life. This wear and tear are usually caused by bending, compression, twisting, and other repetitive movements. This is why it’s so common to develop lower back pain. Unfortunately, back pain can have a great and negative impact on your life and can be difficult to treat. Your profession may also be placing you at an increased risk of lower back pain.

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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Avoid Holiday Back Pain With These 5 Tips

If you live with back pain, the holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the year for you. From lifting and carrying heavy shopping bags, boxes of decorations, and packages, to holiday stress that may exacerbate your back pain, this time of year can become (physically) painful. We want you to enjoy this holiday season with as little back pain as possible, so we’ve made list of ways to avoid holiday back pain!

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