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When to See a Back-Pain Specialist

Pain can be described as our friendliest enemy. It keeps us away from doing the things we love and enjoy, so we won’t hurt ourselves even more. It’s a nice gesture, but the pain itself is the problem. Did you know that 19 million people visit a doctor each year

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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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Sciatica 101: Understanding Your Back Pain

What is sciatica? Sciatica presents with pain in one side of the lower back, buttock, hip or leg. The classic example of sciatica begins at your lower spine and then travels down the back of your leg. However, this is not always the case. Pain may remain in a single

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How to Recover and Overcome Rotator Cuff Surgery

Recovering from rotator cuff tear can be a lengthy process!  The initial injury can seriously impact your daily life and, unfortunately, it takes time to see improvement due to surgery. Even though it is arthroscopic, rotator cuff surgery can result in some pain and stiffness. What causes a rotator cuff

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Will You Develop Spinal Problems?

Chronic back problems are one of the most common injuries as we age. As we grow older, our bodies unfortunately deteriorate and we’re not able to perform certain daily functions as easily as before. Certain things we do throughout our life can increase our risk of developing back and spine problems.

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Rotator Cuff Repair

Surgery may be used to treat a Rotator Cuff if the injury is very severe or if nonsurgical treatment has failed to improve shoulder strength and movement sufficiently. Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves: Removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa, and other debris from the space

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Does your Shoulder Hurt? You May Have Injured your Rotator Cuff!

At the South Texas Spinal Clinic, one of the newest and most common sports injuries we are seeing are tears or injury to the rotator cuff in the shoulder. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper

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Why Some People Experience Work-Related Lower Back Pain

The Centers for Disease Control reviewed over 40 recent studies that provide evidence regarding the relationship between low-back disorder and five physical workplace factors:   Heavy physical work Lifting and forceful movements Bending and twisting (awkward postures) Whole-body vibration (WBV) Static work postures Source: CDC http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/97-141/pdfs/97-141f.pdf The review provided evidence

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Living Life With Back Pain Is…Insane…Especially In San Antonio!

Did you know that healthcare is the number one industry in San Antonio today! While Houston has the largest medical center in the world, San Antonio has the second largest medical center in Texas. We have 6,500 physicians and many of them are dedicated to researching the causes and latest

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