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Sean is a Discseel® Procedure patient who checked in with us last week about his current mountain climbing excursion. His latest update is also from
Sean is a Discseel® Procedure patient who recently checked in to let us know what he’s been up to since his procedure. He climbed the South Sister mountain of Oregon’s Three Sisters, a mountain that is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc. Each of the mountains that are part of the Three Sisters trio rises over 10,000 feet, making these mountains popular among avid climbers.
If you suffer from back pain, a discogram may have been recommended by your doctor. However, considering that discograms have been known to do more harm than good to spinal discs, it’s worth researching the facts before trusting your doctor’s recommendation at face value.
Some people who suffer from chronic back pain tend to turn to nicotine for pain relief, but studies show that smoking actually seems to worsen pain over time. In fact, smokers have been shown to be up to three times as likely to get lower back pain compared to non-smokers.
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?
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.