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Steroids Used to Treat Spinal Stenosis May Not Be Effective Afterall

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful and Life-Altering Condition I’ve had the good fortune to know Bonnie Merenstein for over 40 years, who was recently featured in a NYT article outlining the lack of effectiveness of a common back and leg pain treatment. […]

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Camilla’s Brother Dies After Falling and Hitting Head in NYC

Camilla’s Brother Dies in Tragic Fall Resulting in Head Injury Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are reeling after learning that her brother, Mark Shand, died after falling and hitting his head at a hotel.  Medical examiners will determine the […]

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Electrical Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Men Regain Movement

Researchers Help Paralyzed Men Regain Movement in Legs Researchers at Louisville University, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology have helped four wheelchair bound men with lower body paralysis to regain movement in their legs by zapping their spinal cords […]

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Low Speed Collisions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Part II

Motor Vehicle Accidents One of the Most Common Causes of TBI Yesterday I wrote about low-speed vehicle collisions and their ability to cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  Today I will continue my discussion of TBIs, their relation to car accidents, […]

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Low Speed Collisions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Part I

Low Speed Vehicle Collisions Can Lead to a Serious Injury When  most people think of serious injuries related to a car accident, they usually assume that the vehicles involved were traveling at very high rates of speed.  However, low speed […]

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Necessity of Spinal Fusion Surgery Called Into Question by Florida Hospital

Spinal Fusion Surgeries Serve as Case Study for Necessity of Surgeries Spinal fusion surgery is a serious and end-of-the-road move for most doctors operating on patients suffering from Degenerative Disk Disease, Scoliosis or other serious problems affecting the spine.  Vertebrae […]

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Sexy Workout Plan Could Spell Injury

A ridiculous new exercise craze is causing concern among doctors who worry about the health of women who have caught onto the fad. Research shows that women are perceived as more sexy when they…

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Don't Dive in Water Without Knowing How Deep

Michigan State football player Steve Moore is lucky to be alive after jumping into the Saginaw Bay and accidentally hitting his neck on a sand bar. Moore fractured the C4 vertabrae in his neck…

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Paralyzed Girl Sets Two Paralympic World Records

Doctors had little hope that Victoria Arlen would ever live a normal life after she suffered from severe spinal inflammation that left her in a vegetative state. But she is defying the odds…

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Bride Suffers Freak Spinal Cord Injury During Bachelorette Party

In a tragic freak accident just weeks before her wedding day, Rachelle Friedman was pushed into a pool during her bachelorette party and is now paralyzed from the chest down.
Rachelle and her…