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5 Tips to Appeal an Insurance Denial for Spine Surgery
| Jul 01, 2015
If your insurance company denies a spine surgery that you and your physician feel is necessary, there are steps you can take to submit a strong appeal.
Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain?
John H. Shim, MD, FACS
| Jun 26, 2015
While stem cell treatment for lower back pain (such as that which is caused by degenerative disc disease) may sound promising, it still requires a lot of additional study.
Watch Your Back Video: Tips for Good Back Health in Office Chairs
| Jun 26, 2015
Enjoy this fun short video from Jellyvision Labs with tips to protect your back while sitting in front of your computer.
Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain
| Jun 24, 2015
The quadratus lumborum (QL) and gluteus medias muscles can cause significant low back pain if they are strained. Ask your massage therapist to work on these two specific muscles for back pain relief.
Pre-Surgical Psychological Screenings: The Psychology of Pain Blog Series 2
| Jun 22, 2015
In the 2nd installment of our psychology of chronic pain blog series, Dr. Deardorff elaborates on the type of patient that should seek a pre-surgical psychological screening.
How your Walking Posture Affects your Sciatic Nerve
| Jun 22, 2015
The way you hold your body when you walk and stand determines the route of the sciatic nerve. Follow these walking tips to avoid sciatic pain caused by your posture.
The Connection Between Pain and the Brain: The Psychology of Pain Blog Series 1
| Jun 16, 2015
Our first installment in our psychology of chronic pain blog series with Dr. Deardorff explains his interest in the mind-body connection.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Video Wins Silver Telly Award
| Jun 15, 2015
Our animated anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) video has won top honors at the 2015 Telly Awards. Get an overview of what this procedure typically includes in this video walkthrough.
Reader Roundup: 8 things Our Readers Wish they Considered Before Spine Surgery
| Jun 12, 2015
We asked our readers to comment on what they wished they knew before spine surgery. Here are 8 of our most popular answers.
Herniated Disc Video Wins Several 2015 Bronze Telly Awards
| Jun 09, 2015
Herniated discs occur when discs degenerate and irritate the spinal cord and nerve roots. Our new video helps you understand this process more in depth.
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