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Sonospine® plus physical therapy: a winning combination

For patients battling chronic back pain, surgery should always be the last line of defense. Even the best surgery is only half the battle, said neurosurgeon Dilan Ellegala, MD. Connecting with the right spine focused physical therapist and following through on guided spine-strengthening exercises after surgery makes the difference.

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Who is a Candidate for Outpatient Spine Surgery?

There is a common theme among individuals living with chronic back pain: “I want my life back.” SonoSpine® surgeons hear it over and over. These individuals are desperate to get better and live without pain.

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Managing back pain with injections

Injecting steroid medications directly into the back is a common treatment for low back pain. According to Spine-Health.com, some low back pain relief “may be long lasting and some may only be temporary,” depending on the type of injection.

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Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Exercise is essential for the young and especially the young at heart. Age causes wear and tear on the body and if activity decreases, the opportunity for spine deterioration rises. Central spinal stenosis or spinal stenosis is a common problem caused by age.

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Are You Missing Tee Time Due to Sciatica?

For the avid golfer, rain, sleet or snow is likely the only way to keep you away from the green. However, if you suffer from sciatic nerve pain, you might be all too familiar with just how painful the twist required in the follow through of your golf swing can be.

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Sonospine® Announces YouTube Channel Launch

SonoSpine®, an international neurosurgical practice, is revolutionizing spine surgery by utilizing safe and effective ultrasound technology. We are proud to share our YouTube channel, where informative videos and testimonials will help inform your healthcare decisions. We believe patients should be educated, have access to the most advanced technology available, and partner in their continued care.

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When Should You See a Spine Specialist?

One of the most common health issues that primary care physicians encounter is back pain. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain or suffered from an injury, your doctor will either manage your condition by providing medication, assigning physical therapy or refer you to a spine specialist.

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to connects two or more vertebrae permanently in your spine. This eliminates the motion between them. It involves techniques designed to replicate the healing process of broken bones.

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5 Stretches to Protect Your Neck & Back at Work

If you spend the majority of your workday sitting down, you may be at risk of skeletal malalignment and muscular imbalances that can result in significant neck and back pain. In addition to being in a sitting position throughout the day, having bad posture can also have an impact, since people have the tendency to slump down in their chairs and allow their shoulders to come forward, causing their necks to look relatively upward.

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Advances in Ultrasonic Spine Surgery Generate Global Interest in Local Business

Forest, Virginia October 14, 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, Dr. Teddy Totimeh, visited SonoSpine, LLC this week to investigate the company’s advances in minimally invasive spine surgery. The Eisenhower Fellowship program was established in 1953 to celebrate president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first birthday in the White House. A private, non-profit, non-partisan organization, the foundation is a highly selective, global leadership exchange program. During his stay in the United States, Dr. Totimeh will meet with government and industry leaders to discuss his fellowship, goals, and plans to transform neurosurgical care in Ghana.

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Back Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

The assumption that “pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong” is more than a cliché doctors preach to their patients. It is important to pay attention to persistent pain, especially when it comes to your spine.

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