artificial disc replacement vs spinal fusion

Artificial Disc Replacement vs Spinal Fusion – What’s the Difference?

Spinal fusion is one of the most common surgical treatment options for those with severe back pain that has failed to see relief from conservative treatments. Artificial disc replacement has been increasing in popularity as well since gaining FDA approval in the early 2000s. However, the question is, what’s the real difference between these procedures?

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chiropractic manipulation

Chiropractic Manipulation for Back Pain

Chiropractic manipulation is one of the most common health procedures undergone by adults and children in the United States, according to a 2012 National Health Interview Survey.3 It’s a well-known treatment for back pain, and is commonly recommended as an option for alleviating pain. However, many treatments are popular without any real evidence of effectiveness, making it important to be aware of what research shows about this treatment.

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working from home back pain

Protecting Your Neck & Back When Working From Home

As working from home becomes more commonplace, understanding how to maintain proper ergonomics when sitting for eight hours day is also becoming increasingly important. Not only will improper posture lead to pain in areas such as your neck and back, it can also cause long term issues such as degenerative disc disease in the long run. It’s imperative to know how your primary workspace should be set up, what posture you should maintain, and how to properly stretch in order to keep your muscles from building up too much tension.

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How to Protect Your Back When Exercising At Home

Watching your weight and sleeping well are two of the most recommended ways to keep your spine healthy. However, when you’re in the middle of a health crisis and feeling forced to spend all your time in your home, you might start to experience stress and anxiety that may prevent you from sleeping well or lead to unhealthy habits that could cause weight gain. Because of this, exercising will be a very important part of your stay-at-home routine, and you should implement this if it’s not already part of your daily schedule. Of course, it’s also important for you to be aware of the ways you can potentially hurt your back and spine, as well as strengthening exercises, in order to keep yourself safe and in good shape.

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Staying Connected While Maintaining Social Distance

he length of time that social distance is recommended for becomes longer and longer, it’s natural to begin feeling disconnected, lonely, and maybe even anxious. Without your usual support systems and routines, you can lose your bearings and begin to feel a bit helpless, especially in the face of all this information regarding coronavirus. Finding ways to stay occupied and stay connected with friends and family can help a great deal in easing these feelings and adding some normalcy to an unprecedented time. Fortunately, you have a number of options for staying connected.

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doctors performing surgery

How Coronavirus is Affecting Elective Surgery

A surgery being called elective does not mean that it’s optional, it only means that the surgery is not immediately life-threatening and able to be scheduled in advance. While elective surgery is sometimes meant only to improve the quality of life of the patient, it is also used to refer to certain surgeries for serious conditions, such as cancer. Unfortunately, as cases of coronavirus increase and hospitals are forced to conserve resources, elective surgeries are being canceled, but can patients really afford for these procedures to be canceled?

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The Importance of Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing

With coronavirus at the top of everyone’s mind, what we need to do in order to slow the spread, or “flatten the curve”, is a trending topic of conversation. Quarantine, isolation, and social distancing are all terms being thrown around, but what does that actually mean for how you should be modifying your routine right now? As part of our goal to keep our patients informed, we’ll be explaining why distancing, quarantine and isolation are important, and what to do if you find yourself having to isolate. How Coronavirus is Spread Unfortunately, this virus has been spreading easily and sustainably

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About Our Discseel® Procedure Facility

We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus,) and fortunately, our high standard of patient care and cleanliness proves to be beneficial. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) facility is designated for the exclusive, sole use of our select patients. Current CDC COVID-19 recommendations have always been a part of our infection control program designed to prevent transmission of all infections, including seasonal respiratory infections and COVID-19. Other community and academic hospitals with “open-door” policies such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, & other medical facilities find themselves under a different set of circumstances because

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All You Need To Know About The Coronavirus

Facts About Coronavirus In any situation of a serious health concern, it’s important to separate facts from sensationalism. It’s incredibly easy for misinformation to spread and to be considered fact, so we wanted to take a moment to discuss the facts about coronavirus, how you can protect yourself, and what we can all do to protect others. What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new coronavirus with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is being called COVID-19 because the official name for the disease is coronavirus disease 2019, with “CO” standing for corona, “VI” for virus,

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Dr. Pauza Featured in Spotlight Q&A for Becker’s Spine Review

Dr. Pauza Featured in Spotlight Q&A for Becker’s Spine Review Dr. Kevin Pauza was recently interviewed by Alan Condon of Becker’s Spine Review on the latest advancements in spine medicine and what treatments he believes are the future of the field.  In the interview, Dr. Pauza discusses his thoughts and experience with biologics for the spine, why he believes patients and payers are gravitating toward regenerative medicine rather than surgery, and his evaluation of new regenerative technologies. Dr. Pauza also describes his current research into other manners of using fibrin in the treatment of degenerated and herniated discs, as well

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artificial disc replacement vs spinal fusion

Artificial Disc Replacement vs Spinal Fusion – What’s the Difference?

Spinal fusion is one of the most common surgical treatment options for those with severe back pain that has failed to see relief from conservative treatments. Artificial disc replacement has been increasing in popularity as well since gaining FDA approval in the early 2000s. However, the question is, what’s the real difference between these procedures?

Read More »
chiropractic manipulation

Chiropractic Manipulation for Back Pain

Chiropractic manipulation is one of the most common health procedures undergone by adults and children in the United States, according to a 2012 National Health Interview Survey.3 It’s a well-known treatment for back pain, and is commonly recommended as an option for alleviating pain. However, many treatments are popular without any real evidence of effectiveness, making it important to be aware of what research shows about this treatment.

Read More »
working from home back pain

Protecting Your Neck & Back When Working From Home

As working from home becomes more commonplace, understanding how to maintain proper ergonomics when sitting for eight hours day is also becoming increasingly important. Not only will improper posture lead to pain in areas such as your neck and back, it can also cause long term issues such as degenerative disc disease in the long run. It’s imperative to know how your primary workspace should be set up, what posture you should maintain, and how to properly stretch in order to keep your muscles from building up too much tension.

Read More »

How to Protect Your Back When Exercising At Home

Watching your weight and sleeping well are two of the most recommended ways to keep your spine healthy. However, when you’re in the middle of a health crisis and feeling forced to spend all your time in your home, you might start to experience stress and anxiety that may prevent you from sleeping well or lead to unhealthy habits that could cause weight gain. Because of this, exercising will be a very important part of your stay-at-home routine, and you should implement this if it’s not already part of your daily schedule. Of course, it’s also important for you to be aware of the ways you can potentially hurt your back and spine, as well as strengthening exercises, in order to keep yourself safe and in good shape.

Read More »
two hands holding tape measure

Staying Connected While Maintaining Social Distance

he length of time that social distance is recommended for becomes longer and longer, it’s natural to begin feeling disconnected, lonely, and maybe even anxious. Without your usual support systems and routines, you can lose your bearings and begin to feel a bit helpless, especially in the face of all this information regarding coronavirus. Finding ways to stay occupied and stay connected with friends and family can help a great deal in easing these feelings and adding some normalcy to an unprecedented time. Fortunately, you have a number of options for staying connected.

Read More »
doctors performing surgery

How Coronavirus is Affecting Elective Surgery

A surgery being called elective does not mean that it’s optional, it only means that the surgery is not immediately life-threatening and able to be scheduled in advance. While elective surgery is sometimes meant only to improve the quality of life of the patient, it is also used to refer to certain surgeries for serious conditions, such as cancer. Unfortunately, as cases of coronavirus increase and hospitals are forced to conserve resources, elective surgeries are being canceled, but can patients really afford for these procedures to be canceled?

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