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Choosing a Medical Weight Loss Plan in Atlanta

  Being overweight or obese is something of a double whammy when it comes to back and neck pain. Carrying excess body weight not only increases your risk of spine problems, it may also mean that you are not a good candidate for back surgery to correct those problems. Some patients may be surprised to […]

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Can being overweight cause back pain?

Weight loss and back pain are interwoven in a number of complex ways. While weight loss is not a foolproof cure for back pain, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight can help relieve symptoms in some people with sciatica, lower back pain, and even neck pain. Adopting an intense exercise regimen designed for weight […]

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Regenerative Treatments – PRP

Regenerative treatments for back and neck pain – platelet rich plasma (PRP)   Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have been around since the 1990s when they were used in maxilla-facial and plastic surgery. More recently, PRP injections have become popular for treating soft tissue injuries that can result in neck and back pain. Several elite […]

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Dry Needling – an alternative treatment for chronic back pain

Dry needling Dry needling is an increasingly popular treatment for relieving chronic back or neck pain caused by muscle tension and nerve dysfunction. This effective therapy is designed to create a local twitch response in the muscle in order to release muscle tension at the root of pain. Dry needling treatment has very few potential […]

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Avoiding Back Surgery Complications

Back surgery complications – how to avoid As with any surgery, back surgery poses a number of risks and can lead to complications. Fortunately, ongoing refinement of techniques and practices means that the risk of such complications is very low and getting lower year on year. For most patients, spine surgery has a positive outcome, […]