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Signs Your Back Pain May Be Something More Serious

Back pain is a common problem, affecting 80 percent of people at some point in their lives. But not everyone's discomfort is the same and some signs and symptoms are more troubling than others. Garden-variety back pain is often the result of a strain, which occurs when muscles or tendons in the back are overworked. Such small injuries account for a majority of cases of back-related discomfort. Back pain that's severe or...

What to Expect From Disc Replacement Surgery

Arthroplasty, often referred to as joint replacement surgery, is an orthopedic procedure that replaces a deteriorated joint with a prosthesis made from synthetic materials like metal or plastic. It is not to be confused with arthroscopy, which is a procedure that uses a special tool to examine and diagnose joint problems. When surgery is recommended for persistent back or neck pain, the most common procedure remains fusion, the fusing together...

Lumbar Disc Herniations

The lower spinal column, also known as the lumbar region, consists of small, stacked bones called vertebrae that surround and protect the spinal cord and nerves. Low back pain is an ache or discomfort in the lumbar part of the spinal column and is very common. One of the most typical causes of lower back pain is a herniated disc, also known as a ruptured or slipped disc. Over the course...