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Is It Time for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Every year, over 300,000 Americans have complete hip replacement surgeries. 90% of those people feel better and return to their normal activities within the weeks or months following the operation. Hip replacement surgery should be considered when nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped to improve any pain or symptoms. If you are

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What Causes Back Pain?

The leading cause of disability in adults younger than 45 years old is back pain. The Mayo Clinic suggests that 80% of all Americans will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. Millions of Americans suffer through it, and there are many things that can cause it.

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4 Steps to Help You Choose a Spine Surgeon

When it comes to making big purchases, like a new television or camera, we are more than willing to do our homework. We spend hours (and even days) searching through different websites, comparing prices, reading reviews, etc. However, when it comes to our healthcare, we don’t give it nearly as

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The South Texas Spinal Clinic Is Your First Choice for Spinal Surgery

Everything we do depends on our spine. Once neck and back pain finds its way into our lives, it’s no easy task to defeat. If we don’t act fast, your pain could worsen. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical advice and treatment. Eight out of ten people suffer

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Behind Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgeries

The phrase “minimally invasive” describes a surgery that makes small surgical incisions to reduce trauma to the body. The overall goal is to lessen postoperative pain and blood loss, speed up recovery time, and reduce scarring. Usually, surgeons use thin needles and an endoscope to visually guide the surgery, but

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When Sports Injuries Require Orthopedic Surgery

Do you remember when Drew Brees tore his rotator cuff during the first year of his NFL career? What about when Tom Brady tore both his ACL and MCL? Well, now Brees has one of the best throwing records in the league, and Brady has won enough Super Bowl rings

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How To Treat Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is diagnosed in around 10 million Americans, while an additional 44 million Americans have low bone density. When osteoporosis develops, the structure inside of bones becomes porous or thin, causing the bones to weaken and fracture or break easily. The bones looks like mesh when viewed under a microscope.

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The Overlap Between Knee Pain & Obesity

Obesity is defined by Merriam-Webster’s as a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one third of Americans (36.5%) of U.S. adults suffer with obesity. Understandably, those dealing with obesity find that it affects

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Everything You Need To Know About A Lumbar Laminectomy

What is a lumbar laminectomy? A lumbar laminectomy is a very common surgery where a spinal surgeon removes some bone to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots in a patient’s lower back. Ligaments pressing on nerves and bone spurs may also be removed. “Lumbar” refers to the lower

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Defending Your Knees From Pain This Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the happiest times of the year, regardless of how cooperative your knees are or aren’t. Family, friends and food bring both excitement and stress. You want everything to go off without a hitch. That means there is no room for knee pain! Unfortunately, your

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