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5 Things to Know Before Having Back Surgery

What’s the first thing most people think when their car starts making a funny noise? Probably something like, I hope that goes away. And a lot of the time, it does. But sometimes, the noise starts getting worse. What you thought might be radio feedback or a simple squeaky wiper could be something more serious. [...]

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Common Spine Injuries

Back injuries are one of the most unpleasant kinds of injuries; they sit right in the middle of everything you want to do. Spine injuries are divided into two groups: traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic spinal injuries are often caused by sudden blows to the spine that fracture, dislocate, compress or crush one or more of [...]

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10 Things to Know About Joint Pain

Have you ever met someone that is ridiculously flexible? It’s hard to comprehend how it is they manage to bend their body into such contortionist like poses, so you assume that they must be “double-jointed.” The term double-jointed is actually an inaccurate one—hypermobility is the medically correct term for those with above average flexibility. So [...]

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Oh, those achy bones

Common Orthopedic Conditions and Solutions Any idea how many bones are in the human body? This may be a shock to you, but there are 206 bones in the adult human body, and more than 300 bones in an infant!  Our bones are what hold us together and support our bodies, while our joints are [...]

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The heel bone’s connected to the…

As children, we were taught these seminal truths: “The heel bone’s connected to the foot bone / the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone / the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…” and so on and so on. Unfortunately, at that young age we didn’t realize that these body parts weren’t guaranteed to [...]

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