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When It’s Time for a Surgical Consult for Your Neck or Back Pain

Sep 15, 2018

If you’re one of the millions of Americans experiencing neck or back pain in any given moment, you know how miserable the discomfort can be. Luckily, back and neck pain often go away on their own or they resolve themselves over time with conservative treatments involving anti-inflammatories, such as Motrin or Aleve, exercise and rest….

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Weekend Warriors – Risks for Back Injuries

Aug 15, 2018

Work. Kids. Errands. Streaming just one more episode of your latest favorite show. Those are just a few of the things that might prevent you from exercising regularly during a typical work week. If you’re like a lot of other people, you may transform into a weekend warrior on Saturday and Sunday to try to…

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Four Natural Remedies to Assist with Lower Back Pain Relief

Jul 15, 2018

For many people, particularly older individuals, experiencing lower back pain is almost inevitable. According to a Harvard Health Publishing report entitled “A Guide to Men’s Health Fifty and Forward,” approximately 80 percent of the population will suffer from back pain at least temporarily at some point of their lives. The report also showed that back…

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Desk Job? Choose the Best Chair for Your Back

Jun 15, 2018

What do you do for a living? If you’re like millions of other adults, you work at a desk job. From administrative assistants to researchers, solopreneurs, pet groomers, analysts, financial planners and many more, there are plenty of career paths that typically involve sitting for hours every day? While you may take it for granted…

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In Depth Look at Degenerative Disc Disease: Treatments & Surgical Options

May 15, 2018

Degenerative disc disease treatment options range from non-surgical to surgical. You need to be knowledgeable about the options you have for treatment so you can actively participate in any conversations you have with your doctor about treating your condition in the short- and long-term. Bed Rest While degenerative disc disease surgery is an option in…

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Three Tips for Selecting an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to Treat Back Pain

Apr 15, 2018

Chronic back or neck pain can be debilitating and it can have a lasting, negative effect on your quality of life. If you’ve suffered in silence for too long and exhausted your treatment options in the process, you may be desperate to find a life-changing way to treat back pain. And that way just might…

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Top Exercises for Strengthening Your Core

Mar 15, 2018

Now that spring is here, many people are trying to get into better shape. With longer days and warmer temperatures, spring is certainly a great time to start a workout routine, but it’s essential to get off to the right start. If you have a medical condition or you have fallen behind with your yearly…

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How to Prep for Back Surgery

Feb 15, 2018

No matter what the source of your back pain is,Dr. Branko PRPA M.D. is ready to help you face it. We offer a wide range of surgical options and we’re prepared to help patients with many types of ailments, from complex spinal deformity to spinal tumors. We can also let you know how to prepare…

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Back Pain

Jan 15, 2018

  At Branko PRPA M.D. we won’t stop until we find the solution for your spinal related pain. We’re Wisconsin’s leading expert on spine surgery, but there are also some other methods that could help you with your back pain. One of them is massage therapy. This option is low-risk and can actually provide many benefits…

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