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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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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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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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Is a Leaky Disc Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you have likely run the gamut of searching for solutions only to be left with more questions and mounting frustrations.  A major obstacle to successfully diagnosing and treating low back pain is not understanding that a leaky disc is often the source of your pain. Many patients are diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, however, it isn’t actually a disease—it’s a name given to discs that have degenerated over time from normal wear and tear, causing them to steadily leak and become dark and flat.

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Why Tiger Woods’ Back Surgery Was ‘Par for the Course’

Recently, Tiger Woods spoke with Robby Kalland of CBS Sports about his recovery after back surgery. “Health-wise, I continue to improve. Still no timetable on my return, but I’m excited to get back out there with the guys.”1 I work alongside Kevin Pauza, M.D., a spine specialist who focuses on treating patients who have had prior failed spine surgery. I recently spoke about Tiger Woods with Dr Pauza. “I wish Woods a full recovery, but unless he changes course, there’s little reason to feel optimistic about his recovery.” His thoughts are based on his personal experience associated with patients like

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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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Is a Leaky Disc Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you have likely run the gamut of searching for solutions only to be left with more questions and mounting frustrations.  A major obstacle to successfully diagnosing and treating low back pain is not understanding that a leaky disc is often the source of your pain. Many patients are diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, however, it isn’t actually a disease—it’s a name given to discs that have degenerated over time from normal wear and tear, causing them to steadily leak and become dark and flat.

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