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One-Fifth of Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD Symptoms

One-Fifth of Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD Symptoms

Close to 20 percent of individuals who underwent low back fusion surgery also experienced post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with that surgery. This is according to a recent Oregon Health & Science University study published in the journal Spine. Read More


Comparing Two Common Procedures for Treating Cervical Disc Disease

Comparing Two Common Procedures for Treating Cervical Disc Disease

Each year, thousands of Americans endure episodes of acute or persistent neck and arm pain as a result of underlying cervical disc disease. For many years the standard treatment for the condition has been anterior cervical discectomy. Over 200,000 cervical procedures are performed annually to ... Read More


Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking causes cancer, lung disease and heart attacks, and disrupts body chemistry in such dangerous ways that a host of other ailments can result. So it's not surprising that even back problems might be caused by nicotine and smoke ingestion. Indeed, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge... Read More


New Bone-Marrow-Cell Therapy Aids Spine Repair

New Bone-Marrow-Cell Therapy Aids Spine Repair

Injecting a patient’s own bone-marrow stem cells into the spine using multiple routes helps to restore some function and quality of life to victims of spinal cord injury with no objectionable side effects, a recent study revealed.     The findings, published in the journ... Read More


Seatbelt Plus Airbag Use Reduces Spine Fractures

Seatbelt Plus Airbag Use Reduces Spine Fractures

When seatbelts and airbags are used together, victims of motor-vehicle accidents suffer spine fractures at a 33 percent lower rate than those using neither device, a recent study has shown. And use of the two restraints in combination cuts the risk of suffering severe spine fracture by 59 p... Read More



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