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Back – Lumbar back pain

Apr
14
2014

Obesity and Lumbar Disc Herniation

It is not often that surgeons and Prolotherapy doctors agree, but there are some rarities. One topic of agreement is the problem of obesity in treating lumbar disc herniation. In a recently published article in the American Journal of Bone…

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Mar
18
2014

The Dangers of MRI for Low Back Pain

“Diagnostic imaging (MRI) is indicated for patients with low back pain only if they have severe progressive neurologic deficits or signs or symptoms that suggest a serious or specific underlying condition. In other patients, evidence indicates that routine imaging is…

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Mar
15
2014

Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

What should a patient expect from epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis? New research says little improvement, more complicated surgeries, and longer hospital stays, especially if you are over 60. Researchers are very much like patients in that they…

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Jun
21
2013

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – Asymptomatic Patients and Surgery

In the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage researchers in Japan discovered something unsettling for the diagnosed stenosis patient. It seems that many asymptomatic individuals (patients with no complaints or symptoms) have radiographic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There seems then to…

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Jun
10
2013

Epidural Steroid Injection and Bone Loss

As if postmenopausal women did not have enough to worry concerning bone loss, new research says epidural steroids for back pain robs them of bone. “A single epidural steroid injection in postmenopausal women adversely…

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Jun
07
2013

Treating the Patient After Failed Disc Surgery

Spinal surgery cannot only fail to relieve pain; it may in fact cause more pain. Most of the time the surgery itself is causing more complications than it fixes. For example in a discectomy (removal of the disc), the surgeon…

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Apr
18
2013

Lumbar Stenosis and Total Knee Replacement

There are many variations of the old expression, “don’t fix the roof if the foundation is crumbling.” Here is another variation: “Don’t replace the knee if spinal stenosis is present.” They are connected, and as stated in the research below,…

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