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Back – Lumbar back pain

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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Jan
01
2010

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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Jan
01
2010

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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Jan
01
2010

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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Jan
01
2010

Caudal epidural steroid injections do not work for lumbar radiculopathy

We recently came across an article published in the British Medical Journal 2011:343:d5278 entitled Effect of caudal epidural steroid or saline injection in chronic lumbar radiculopathy: multicentre, blinded, randomised controlled trial by Trond Iversen et al. performed at the University Hospital of North Norway….

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Jan
01
2010

Obesity and Lumbar Disc Herniation

It is not often that surgeons and 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 and…

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