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doctor with spinal model
Spinal stenosis occurs when one or more spaces within the spine begin to narrow, reducing the amount of room for the spinal cord and nerves to branch off. Over time, this tightened space can irritate, compress or pinch nerves and/or the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis
black car in accident
Car accident injuries can range from minor and temporary inconveniences to serious and catastrophic injuries that leave you with permanent disabilities or scarring. There are some particularly pernicious injuries, like internal injuries or whiplash, that aren’t always readily apparent. You may not even know you’ve
bone spurs in neck
As we age, our bodies change and adapt to natural wear and tear, injuries and various medical conditions. Bone spurs are one of the common issues experienced by adults 60 years of age and older. Over time, bone spurs can develop anywhere in the body,
man seeing doctor for back pain
The back and spine are key to maintaining the body’s full range of motion and mobility. They are the body’s central support system. The near constant use of the back and spine are one of the reasons why most Americans will experience back pain at
rash on someone's skin
Chickenpox is a common virus known for being exceedingly itchy but mostly harmless (at least when it’s contracted by children). While symptoms of chickenpox eventually clear up and go away, the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that causes it never leaves the body. This remnant virus
multi colored brain image
Pain signals delivered by nerves are oftentimes a warning from our body that it needs help. Unfortunately, there can be conditions or situations where nerves are sending inaccurate signals or the pain signals that are being sent are reducing your quality of life. Pain management
tennis vs golf elbow
A common misconception about tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow is that only people who play the namesake sport develop either condition. In fact, most people who suffer tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow have never actually played either sport. The reality is that nearly everyone who
what are PRP injections?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are one of the most sought out therapies in regenerative medicine. PRP is popular because it is minimally invasive and promotes the body’s natural healing abilities to aid in recovery. PRP injections may also be recommended to help manage the symptoms
testing for scoliosis
One of the most common chronic back conditions is scoliosis. If you have been recently diagnosed with scoliosis or have struggled with it since childhood, chances are you can still live a normal life. However, the persistent pain and discomfort of scoliosis can be debilitating
insurance coverage of back surgery after car accident
When you get into a car accident, the last things you should have to think about are medical bills and surgery costs. Taking care of yourself and getting the treatment you need after a serious back injury should be your top priority. It’s not always
minimally invasive surgeries
Traditional open spine surgeries are costly and much harder on the body when it comes to recovery. This is why most patients in Georgia are electing for minimally invasive surgeries like laser back surgery, otherwise known as Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD), and minimally invasive
Sacroiliac Joint scanning
If you experience sharp, radiating pain in your pelvis, hips, lower back or even down to your thighs, you may be experiencing sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. For those with chronic lower back pain, SI joints can often be a major contributor. Lower back pain is
person getting an mri open vs closed
If you have been injured or are experiencing unusual symptoms or an illness, a doctor may order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose the extent of tissue damage or find the underlying cause of your condition. It’s common to be reluctant or nervous about the
man with whiplash after accident
Whiplash affects the cervical spine, which is more commonly known as your neck. The injury can occur due to the sudden jerking, or whipping, of the neck. Whiplash injuries most frequently result from rear-end auto collisions, physical assault or playing contact sports, like football. Some
common spinal injuries from car accidents
People involved in motor vehicle accidents may suffer from various injuries ranging from scratches and bruises to broken bones and serious brain injuries. The force of impact in a car accident can also cause a lot of damage to the spine, including injuries like whiplash