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Back Strain Explained

Back strain is an injury to the soft tissue of your back, specifically the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that keep your spine in place. Back strain typically occurs in the lower back. The lower spine, also called the lumbar spine, depends on the the soft tissues around it to help hold the body upright and …

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Treating a Herniated Disc

Vertebrae are the building blocks of the spine, and in between each vertebrae lies important discs. These discs serve as cushions to absorb shock and minimize the impact of movement on the spine. Spinal discs have been compared to jelly doughnuts, with a soft central portion and a solid surrounding area. In the diagram below, …

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Seeking a Second Opinion for Back Pain: What to Know About Patient Rights

Making decisions about healthcare is a personal process. If your physician recommends spinal surgery as the only treatment for your pain, it may seem like a choice should be made almost immediately. Unless you find yourself in an emergency situation, seeking a second opinion for back pain helps you gain control of your health and allows you …

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