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Spine Patient Society

Location: http://www.SpinePatientSociety.org

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The Spine Patient Society™ supports & advocates on behalf of patients who have suffered spine injuries or disorders. Get information on spine procedures like artificial disc replacement, fusion, and new... Patient Provider
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A Patient's Guide to Low Back Pain

Location: http://www.orthogate.org/patient-education/lumbar-spine/low-back-pain.html

Back pain is the number one problem facing the workforce in the United States today. This Patient's Guide discusses the Anatomy, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain. Highly Reputable
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Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/back-surgery/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery

Back surgery and neck surgery serve the primary role of correcting an anatomical lesion in individuals who fail to show back pain or neck pain improvement with non-surgical treatments.
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Chronic Pain Health Hub

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/chronic-pain

In-depth information on chronic pain, including the different kinds of pain, what can cause and exacerbate chronic pain, and chronic pain treatments. Written and peer reviewed by physicians who specialize in spine medicine.
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Disk Removal

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Ce-Fi/Disk-Removal.html

Definition Disk removal is one of the most common types of back surgery. Diskectomy (also called discectomy) is the removal of an intervertebral disk, the flexible plate that connects any two adjacent vertebrae in the spine. Intervertebral disks act as shock absorbers, protecting the brain and spinal cord from the impact... Expert
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Flash Animation Of Spinal Conditions

Location: http://www.orthochina.org/bbs/topic.jsp?ID=19107&className=OrthoForum

Flash Animation of Spinal Conditions. Posted by the Chinese Orthopaedic Website Orthochina
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Fusion Surgery Health Hub

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/spinal-fusion

In-depth information on spine fusion surgery, including common surgical techniques and fusion patient preparation and recovery. Written and peer reviewed by physicians who specialize in spine medicine. Expert
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Interactive Surgery Videos - Spine-health.com

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/dir/dir01.html

Produced exclusively for Spine-health.com, these spine anatomy and back surgery interactive videos allow you to peer inside the spine like never before. Afterwards, you're sure to have a clearer understanding of the makeup of the spine and how back pain is commonly caused. You'll also have a better idea of...
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Kyphosis (Curvature of the Spine)

Location: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=247

AAOS Online Service Fact SheetKyphosis (Curvature of the Spine)
Few things bother parents more than their child's posture. This is particularly true for an exaggerated rounding to the back. Some degree of curvature to the spine is normal. The term "kyphosis" (kI-fO-sis) is usually applied to the curve that results in... Highly Reputable
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Laminectomy

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Laminectomy.html

Definition A laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes a portion of the bony arch, or lamina, on the dorsal surface of a vertebra, which is one of the bones that make up the human spinal column. It is done to relieve back pain that has not been... Expert
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Laminotomy Microdiscectomy

Location: http://www.scoi.com/laminot.htm

SCOI Presents Laminotomy/Microdiscectomy
To alleviate the pain of a ruptured or herniated intervetebral disc, a Laminotomy/Microdiscectomy may be performed. This surgical procedure is carried out in two steps beginning with the laminotomy. Lamina is the Latin name given to the bone protecting the spinal canal, and otomy... Expert
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Orthopedic Surgeon vs Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/back-surgery/orthopedic-surgeon-vs-neurosurgeon-spine-surgery

Find out the differences between these two types of surgeons and which one may be the best for certain procedures. 
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Sciatica AAOS

Location: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=167

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If you suddenly start feeling pain in your lower back or hip that radiates down from your buttock to the back of one thigh and into your leg, your problem may be a protruding disk in your lower spinal column pressing on the roots to your sciatic nerve.... Highly Reputable
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