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Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

| October 28, 2014

Say goodbye to nagging back pain. Join Dr. Michael Janssen from the Center for Spinal Disorders, for a free seminar to discuss back pain and what treatment options are right for you. Avista Adventist Hospital presents A FREE SEMINAR: Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease Thursday, November 13 — Noon – 1 […]

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Relieving Upper Back Pain

Relieving Upper Back Pain

| October 21, 2014

The hot spot: Upper back The problem: We’re all trying to decrease the amount of time we spend in our seats. Few desks are optimally configured for standing while working with the top of the screen at or below eye level, leaving many standers hunched over with back pain. “For every inch your head inclines […]

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Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

| October 14, 2014

When back pain is caused by a spinal disc problem, the source of the pain is either from a nerve being irritated by a protruding disc, or it is from the disc space itself. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion among patients, as doctors may use different terms to identify the source of pain. […]

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Gentle Yoga Poses Therapeutic For Back Pain

Gentle Yoga Poses Therapeutic For Back Pain

| October 7, 2014

Everyone knows that yoga is good for stretching and relaxing and even spiritual practice, but research is now showing that it can also be good for pain — especially those nagging pains that traditional medicine can’t seem to deal with. Chronic low-back pain is often the bane of doctors, who have few effective treatments for […]

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