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3 Powerful Reminders About Spine Surgery

3 Powerful Reminders About Spine Surgery

1. Prepare for your consultation- When you're in pain, it can be difficult to describe your situation to a doctor. Consider what activities aggravate your pain (sitting, standing, sleeping, etc). Researching questions that the surgeon will ask ahead of time can help...

New Orleans Prized Free Agent Signing Undergoes Back Surgery

New Orleans Prized Free Agent Signing Undergoes Back Surgery

The New Orleans Saints broke the bank to sign Pro-Bowl safety Jairus Byrd this past March. They agreed to a 6-year, $54 Million dollar contract. Before Byrd even stepped on the field for the Saints he had to be put on the shelf for the rest of the spring. The...

L.A Angels Superstar Mike Trout Fighting Back Stiffness

L.A Angels Superstar Mike Trout Fighting Back Stiffness

"LA Angels superstar Mike Trout has been fighting a stiff back as of late yesterday" "Mike trout was forced out of Tuesday night’s game against the Astros due to back pain" "Trout has been scratched from the lineup against the Oakland Athletics because of upper back...

How Spine Surgery Associates Makes Surgery Safer than Ever

How Spine Surgery Associates Makes Surgery Safer than Ever

A feeling of nervousness before going into any type of surgery is largely universal.  The best way to calm nerves of a patient undergoing surgery is for the patient to understand and believe in the advanced tactics and procedures of their surgeons. It has always...