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Answers to All Your FAQs about Spinal Fusion Surgery
Posted on October 15, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Q. What exactly is spinal fusion surgery?

A. Spinal fusion is a procedure that permanently joins two or more of the bones (called vertebrae) in your neck or back so that they become one single, solid bone.

Q. Why might I need spinal fusion?

A. Spinal fusion is done to make your spine more stable or to eliminate movement that causes pain. It’s used to treat a number of back problems, including: 

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What Causes Chronic Neck Pain
Posted on September 16, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Many of us will suffer occasional pain and stiffness in the neck, sometimes from poor posture or a minor sports injury. Treating the pain with over-the-counter pain relievers, hot or cold compresses, and sometimes simple rest will usually take care of the pain.

When neck pain continues for months, though, it’s considered chronic, and it’s time to see a doctor. A number of conditions can cause chronic neck pain, and you’ll need a professional’s expertise to diagnose what’s causing your pain and determine your best treatment options.

Common causes of chronic neck pain include...

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When Is It Time to Consider Back Surgery?
Posted on August 14, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Your back has been hurting for weeks. Is it time to schedule surgery?

That depends. Doctors generally advise a conservative approach first. That’s because surgery doesn’t always help, it comes with some risk, and you’ll have to go through a possibly painful recovery period afterward. 

Experts say back pain usually gets better without surgery within three months. In the meantime, there are lots of less invasive things to try first, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, hot and...

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