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  • Do you have sports-related back pain? Know when to call a doctor

    Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior.

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  • Diagnosis and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis causes chronic pain in the joints, usually starting in the back and buttocks. No single test can diagnose ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but a range of questions and techniques can help confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

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  • Simple move may boost spinal fusion outcomes

    A new approach that could revolutionize spinal fusion surgery does away with the need to "flip" patients from their back or side onto their stomach midway through the operation—a switch researchers say dramatically improves outcomes.

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  • Topical steroids reduce swallowing difficulties following ACDF surgery

    A study presented as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience has found that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. The findings were presented by lead investigator Todd Albert, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA.

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  • How to choose the best mattress for sciatica

    People with sciatica need a mattress that supports their back and does not irritate the sciatic nerve and cause more pain. This article reviews 10 of the best mattresses for people with sciatica.

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