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How Soon Can I Be Back in the Gym After Spine Surgery?
Posted on September 12, 2018 by Cathy Brown

If working out was part of your life before spine surgery, you’re probably anxious to get back to the gym. How soon can you do it? That depends on several factors:

  • What type of surgery you had
  • Your individual rate of healing
  • Your doctor’s evaluation and advice

Overall, the important thing to keep in mind is to take it slow, listen to your doctor, and listen to your body.

Some spine surgeries have shorter healing timeframes than others. Here are some rough ...

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Can Pinched Nerves Be Permanent?
Posted on August 16, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Pinched nerves can cause pain and numbness in the back and neck, as well as other parts of the body. If you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, you may be wondering when it will get better. And what if it doesn’t get better? Can a pinched nerve become permanent?

The answer is most of the time a pinched nerve will get better with rest and over-the-counter medications. It can, however, become a chronic condition, so you should see a doctor if you don’t see improvement within a few days.

How does a nerve get pinched?

We have nerves all over our body to...

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How Robotics Is Making Spine Surgery Safer
Posted on July 03, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Today, robots can be used for everything from vacuuming your floor to helping build cars in factories. But did you know they can also make back surgery safer?

It’s true. Robotic spine surgery lets surgeons work more precisely and accurately, and it exposes patients and medical workers to less radiation from X-rays. There is less bleeding and a shorter recovery time than with traditional spine surgery, and studies have shown ...

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