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Happy Thanksgiving, From the Center for Spine and Orthopedics

Happy Thanksgiving, From the Center for Spine and Orthopedics

| November 26, 2014

At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to count our blessings. The friendship and confidence all of our patients have shown in us is overwhelming and heart-warming. For all of these things, we are deeply thankful. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving, and save travel to all. Additionally, we’d like to take this time to announce that our partner and preferred Natural Healing Post-Op Center, the Saratoga Resort and Spa has been nominated for the Saratoga / Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year! We ask that all who feel compelled to do so, please vote for Saratoga Resort and Spa, and share the poll with your friends.

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Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

| November 25, 2014

Stand up straight! Peering down to check your texts could lead to wear and tear in your back. The average person is hunched over texting for two to four hours a day. Stand up for good health by paying attention to your texting habits. Bending your head at a 60-degree angle to send and receive […]

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Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

| November 18, 2014

Most adults at some point throughout their life will develop low back pain. In fact, the chance is fairly high with most studies putting the likelihood at 80 percent. The incidence of low back pain in adolescents has been estimated to be in the range of 15 to 20 percent. This rate increases depending on […]

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The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

| November 11, 2014

If you want to avoid chronic back pain, put out the cigarette. A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition. “Smoking affects the brain,” said Bogdan Petre, lead […]

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