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  • Causes & Treatments of Lumbar Herniated Discs

    Everyone experiences lower back pain from time to time whether it’s dull, stabbing or shooting pain. Even if you don’t remember doing something to jar your back you should see a doctor if your lower back pain lasts for more than 3 days (72 hours) or if your back pain is accompanied by tingling, numbness or shooting pain in the leg. It could be a herniated lumbar disc, sometimes called a bulging disc, that is causing the back pain and/or sciatica nerve pain in the legs. Typically this will only feel better with treatment.

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  • Do I Need a Neurologist or a Neurosurgeon?

    Neurology and neurosurgery focus on the same areas of the body, and often people aren’t sure which type of doctor they need to see. Read here about the differences between the two and how to know which type of physician would be best.

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  • Your Leg Pain Could be Caused by a Herniated Disc

    Having pain in your leg can come from many different sources, from wearing improper shoes to an accident or injury. One cause of leg pain that you may not be aware of is a herniated disc. Read on to learn more about what a herniated disc is and how it might be causing you leg pain.

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  • Exercising After Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

    If you're an active individual, you understand the importance of exercise and physical activity to keep your body healthy and your muscles strong. Exercise prevents other complications of being inactive including things like pneumonia or blood clotting (DVT). But after undergoing any surgery, especially spinal surgery, you may wonder if, when, and how you can resume your exercise

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  • A Strong Back = A Healthy Spine

    Exercise is not only good for your heart and cardiovascular system, but it helps your bones and joints as well. In order to keep your spine healthy, it’s particularly important to keep your abdominal muscles and back strong. It’s easier than you think. No need to go to the gym. Here are three quick exercises that you can do at home or in a hotel room:

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  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • North American Spine Society