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Sciatica Pain in the Back or Legs Has Many Possible Causes

Sciatica refers to pain in the lower back and legs caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. Learn more about what causes sciatica and the treatment options available.

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When Back Pain Is Serious: How To Tell, What To Do

Typically, back pain is muscular in nature and short-term, often caused by strain from lifting heavy objects or sudden movement. More serious back and spine problems may be caused by nerves, joints and discs.

Trey Clark as an infant with his NICU nurse and today with Lynn Woo, MD.

This 8-Year-Old Doesn't Allow His Diagnosis To Define Him

William “Trey” Clark had more intense medical procedures in his first week of life than many do in a lifetime, so this fun-loving 8-year-old doesn’t sweat the small stuff.

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Good News About Back Pain: It's Often Temporary

At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some degree of back pain. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for hospitalization and the second leading cause of missed work.

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Back Pain Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

Chances are, you or someone you know suffers from back pain. So what should you do when back pain strikes? Learn more about popular back pain remedies and which symptoms signal that it’s time to see a spine specialist.

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State-of-the-Art Scoliosis Surgery Gives Youngster Freedom to Try Anything

Meet Noel, a 12-year old with VATER syndrome who is riding horses and running again, thanks to new technology that is making pediatric spinal surgeries easier and safer to do.

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5 Health Habits That Can Minimize Back Pain

Healthy habits that include a nutritious diet, adequate sleep and moderate exercise can help keep your back strong and free of pain.

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How Spine Surgery in 3-D Is Changing Patient Lives

Spine surgery techniques have evolved over the years and surgeons now are able to manage and correct many conditions of the spine that might have been considered dangerous and inoperable in the past.

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