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The importance of getting an MRI

The importance of What is an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is a diagnostic test that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures. A patient is placed on a bed that moves through the circular magnet, creating a strong magnetic field using protons from …

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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE A SURGICAL EVALUATION: GOALS, EXPECTATIONS AND CONCERNS

Overview Surgery is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment, management, and assessment of a wide range of medical conditions. It is the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments. A surgery consultation is the first step towards understanding your diagnosis and asking relevant questions …

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GOOD NEWS FOR THE 31 MILLION AMERICANS WITH LOWER BACK PAIN: THESE LIFESTYLE HABITS CAN BRING RELIEF AND HELP YOU AVOID FUTURE PROBLEMS.

Sometimes all it takes is bending over to pick up a pen from the floor for pain to strike. Fortunately, most of the time back pain is short term and goes away on its own. But if you experience chronic back pain, you may benefit from making certain everyday adjustments. In fact, lifestyle has the biggest …

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YOU WON’T BELIEVE THE MOST COMMON QUESTION AFTER BACK SURGERY

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As a healthcare professional in an orthopedic spine clinic, I field questions all day long from patients about their recovery. The most common question after back injury or surgery is: “Doc, when can I have sex?” Our LESS Institute Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin advises, “Remember -all our bodies are different, and your medical history, …

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SENTINEL SIGN IN STANDALONE ANTERIOR CERVICAL FUSION: OUTCOMES AND FUSION RATE

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SCIENTIFIC PAPER Kingsley R. Chin, Fabio J.R. Pencle, Luai M. Mustafa, Moawiah M. Mustafa, Amala Benny, Jason A. Seale Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Journal of Orthopaedics, here. BACKGROUND The authors aim to demonstrate the feasibility, outcomes and fusion rate of a standalone PEEK cage in the outpatient …

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THE LESS INSTITUTE FOSTERS ADOLESCENT SCOLIOSIS CARE WITH THE BEST IN LES

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Compiled & edited by Esther Rodriguez Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric scoliosis in individuals between the ages of 10 and 18,1 found in as many as 4 in 100 adolescents.2 By definition, idiopathic scoliosis implies the cause is unknown or not related to a specific syndromic, congenital or neuromuscular condition. Treatment …

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OPTION FOR TRANSVERSE MIDLINE INCISION AND OTHER FACTORS THAT DETERMINE PATIENT’S DECISION TO HAVE CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY

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““I had my [cervical fusion and lumbar decompression] surgery ten days ago and I feel great, I’m wearing my heels and I’m ready to go!” Introductory content by Fabio Pencle  A newly published study has demonstrated that patients prefer a midline incision for cervical spine surgery. The anterior approach to cervical spine surgery has become …

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Here’s How to Choose the Right Spine Specialist for You

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Content by Ana Williams Navigating the healthcare landscape isn’t easy, but it feels like even more of a feat when you’re bogged down with chronic pain amidst your search. Here, we guide you with six helpful steps in choosing the best spine specialist for you. MAKE A DECISION FOR ACTION The first step to choosing …

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