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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Is Surgery Necessary for Cervical and Lumbar Stenosis?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

Spinal surgery for stenosis is typically an elective procedure. Surgeons may recommend an invasive procedure if you have severe pain in your leg(s) and/or experience numbness and your life is drastically effected by symptoms. If you haven’t been able to move about well for a long period of time, spinal surgery may be suggested—but it is important to be aware that symptoms can return after surgery. In addition, nerve impairment symptoms, like numbness or awkwardness when walking, may not improve or may return after surgery. It’s crucial to get a second opinion from a back specialist prior to having non-emergency surgery.

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Topics: spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis, Functional Disc Rehydration, Back Pain, spinal surgery, stenosis, lumbar, cervical

3 Things to Look for in an MRI of a Herniated Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

Herniated discs can happen to anyone, whether you’re a seasoned athlete or weekend warrior, if you work in an office or on a construction site. Aging is a contributing factor to discs problems and back pain, so most of us will not escape it entirely. If you’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disc or discs after having an MRI of your lumbar (lower back) and/or cervical (neck area) spine, you many be wondering how the determination was made. The MRI images will show various views, including cross-sectional views, of soft tissues, nerves and bones of your spine.

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Topics: herniated disc, Back Pain, MRI, Bulging Discs, lumbar, cervical

What Causes Multiple Bulging Discs?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 @ 09:04 AM

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Topics: bulging disc, Common Causes of Back Pain, Bulging Discs, lumbar, cervical, back pain causes, pain treatment