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  • Newly Considered Tissue May Be Involved in Chronic Low Back Pain

    Complex problems often resemble an onion, with layers upon layers of detail that must be considered to get at the gist…

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  • Guest Post from Chris Duffin-Disc Injury and Empowerment

    Today’s guest post from powerlifting champion, Chris Duffin, highlights the need for athletes with lumbar disc injury to recognize the injury mechanism for the lumbar disc and an understanding of natural history of healing in the disc.

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  • Why Does My Back Hurt in the Morning?

    People that come into our clinic for treatment after lumbar disc herniation frequently have a history of pain which is worse in the morning and then improves after they’ve been up moving around for a bit. Often they have some questions about what exercises and stretches they can do in the morning to make them feel better…

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  • Top 3 Questions Patients Have About Their Disc Injury

    For those that have struggled with lumbar disc herniation and sciatica, many common questions arise. These 3 blog posts address the most common questions we hear from patients in our clinic…

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  • For the Sake of Carl

    As I write this, it’s currently 2:00am and I am literally sitting in my kitchen wearing nothing more than a…

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  • Guest Post – Dr. Stuart McGill

    This week, we're honored to feature a guest post from renowned spine researcher, Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill is the…

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  • Should I Get Surgery for My Disc Herniation?

    A common misconception in many patients is that the preferred treatment for lumbar disc herniation is surgery. Many people think…

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  • Should I get an MRI?

    Since its advent in modern healthcare in the late 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been the darling of diagnostician's…

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  • Will My Disc Herniation Ever Heal?

    Remember when you were a kid and you skinned your knee and as the scab healed you had a strange…

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  • Do you know which exercises hurt you?

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