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  • Causes of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

    Up to 74.6% of low back spine surgeries fail to completely relieve pain, according to a 2016 review published in the Journal of Pain Research. Believe it or not, there's a medical name for this—failed back surgery syndrome. FBSS, as it is often called for short, refers to persistent pain following back surgery.

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  • 3 easy deskside stretches to keep muscle pain at bay

    If you're not taking regular breaks to move around during your workday, your muscles may rebel after being scrunched in your desk chair hour after hour.

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  • Reasons for Revision Spine Surgery

    Revision spine surgery may be deemed necessary by your doctor (or you) if you still have symptoms after the first procedure, or if you have new symptoms. But how do you know if you really need that 2nd back surgery? Check this list to start your research.

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  • Early spinal patterns may predict scoliosis in teen years

    A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition.

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  • Smartphone Slouching' More Serious Than It Sounds

    The health risks that spring from poor posture while using mobile devices don't concern many Americans, a new survey finds. But maybe it should. Poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck and knees, circulation problems, heartburn and digestive problems, according to researchers from the Orlando Health system in Florida.

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