Back Surgery Articles

Information on Spine Surgery and Back Health

Prepping for Back Pain Surgery & Recovery

Sep 13, 2021

Are you considering undergoing back pain surgery? If so, you’re not alone. Worldwide, back pain is one of the leading causes of disability, and each year, almost 500,000 Americans have surgery to treat lower back pain. Whether the procedure is a spinal fusion, decompression, or something else entirely, preparation is key for a successful surgery…

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Upper Back Pain Treatment

Sep 09, 2021

If you are experiencing pain in your upper back, do not panic – there are upper back pain treatment options available. If your upper back pain is serious, call Milwaukee spine surgeon and back specialist Dr. Branko Prpa – (414) 939-5447 for a consultation. While most back pain is treatable with rest, changes in habit,…

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Back Pain Statistics 2021

Sep 02, 2021

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints. Discover some notable back pain statistics below to understand the severity of these conditions, the many potential causes and the back and spine treatment options available. Gender & Back Pain Back problems are slightly more common in adult women than men; nearly 30% of the…

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Managing Chronic Middle Back Pain

Sep 01, 2021

Our Recommendations for Managing Your Chronic Middle Back Pain At Branko PRPA M.D. We know how annoying chronic middle back pain can be. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to cope with it. From knowing the common causes of back pain to choosing the best home remedies, here’s a look at…

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When is it Safe to Exercise After Back Surgery?

Mar 01, 2021

It is essential to take a thoughtful, slow, and steady approach before getting back to normal following back surgery. Every surgery is different. There is no set timetable regarding when it’s okay to start exercising again and no schedule for when you should start feeling normal again. There are, however, a few general timetables that…

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Yoga to Relieve Back Pain

Jul 02, 2020

Let’s face it, back pain is a nuisance. No matter how you lie or where you lie, there is just no way to get comfortable when fighting chronic back pain. Frequent spasms and ache prevent you from doing the things you love most. There are many natural remedies to try for back pain relief, but…

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Spinal Surgery Recovery: 5 Ways to Improve the Process

Jan 15, 2020

Spinal surgery recovery is complex. There’s a lot of build up to the day of surgery. However, once you’re in the surgical room there’s nothing you can do during the procedure to support the success of your own spinal surgery surgery. It’s out of your control and in the hands of your surgeon. Your real…

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Spine Surgery Recovery: Come Back Like a Champ

Jan 14, 2020

Don’t let a lack of independence or mobility affect your recovery time. After months of imaging and evaluations of your conditions, the doctors have recommended revision back (spinal)surgery. So you feel like you’re back to square one. Though every surgery is different, you are already a step ahead because you are an experienced spinal surgery…

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What is Revision Surgery?

Dec 10, 2019

You’ve been here before. This is all too familiar. The chronic pain, shooting down your arm or leg, the inability to complete everyday tasks. After years of simply managing the pain, you were hopeful that the surgery would be the end all. Nonetheless, here you are, with similar symptoms and very little relief. After months…

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