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Information on Spine Surgery and Back Health

Tips for Lifting Properly to Prevent Back Strain

Oct 15, 2018

Lifting properly is the best way to prevent back strain and injury – discover some practical tips below from back and spine specialist Branko Prpa, MD.   You’ve heard it before. “Lift with your knees, not your back” is a mantra we all know too well. While you may always lift with your knees, you may…

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When To Get a Surgical Consult for Neck or Back Pain

Sep 15, 2018

Delaying a surgical consult for spine (back) or neck pain is never advised; discover when the right time is to schedule an appointment with your back and neck specialist with this article from Prpa Spine Surgey.  If you’re one of the millions of Americans experiencing neck or back pain in any given moment, you know…

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Risk for Back Injuries High Among Weekend Warriors

Aug 15, 2018

The Risk for Back Injuries is Real 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…

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4 Natural Remedies for 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 is the best chair for your back? Well, 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…

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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 Core Strengthening Excercises

Mar 15, 2018

Can core strenghthening excercises reduce or alleviate back pain?  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…

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How to Prep for Back Surgery

Feb 15, 2018

Patients getting ready for surgey should take great care to prep for back surgery the right way; discover some practical tips for preparing for a consult or surgery in this article from below. No matter what the source of your back pain is, Dr. Branko PRPA M.D. is ready to help you face it….

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