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RF Energy to the Rescue

Chronic pain isn’t any fun, and it can keep you from enjoying life. Our team at Coastal Spine treats chronic pain with radiofrequency energy in a procedure known as radiofrequency ablation at our five locations. This procedure may be used to alleviate existing pain before we can begin other treatments such as physical therapy, or …

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Fractured Cervical Vertebrae

When most people hear the phrase “broken neck” they assume the person is now going to be a quadriplegic for the rest of his or her life. In cases of traumatic injury, of course that can be the result. But a broken neck actually simply means the person has a fractured vertebra in their cervical …

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Spinal Discs 101

It doesn’t matter how you do it — whether a bad fall while up skiing at Mad River or if you helped your brother move a sofa and bent just the wrong way — a herniated disc can create pain moving forward that can be hard to calm down. Our expert team at Coastal Spine …

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What is a Laminectomy?

The lamina is the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. When a person has osteoarthritis, the persistent inflammation in the facet joints can create bone spurs on the lamina. These then press on the spinal cord or nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. At Coastal Spine, our three board-certified spine surgeons, …

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