BioSpine News & Updates

 
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June
 

A bulging disc is a very common spine condition. Most people have bulging discs. While some bulging discs never cause any problems, some are rather bothersome. Years of wear and tear, aging, and physical activity can result in a bulge in any one of 23 discs in the back. A disc with a bulge is…

 
09
June
 

The United States Food and Drug Administration is taking steps for the first time in history to remove an opioid from the market to combat abuse. “We are facing an opioid epidemic – a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of opioid misuse and abuse,” said FDA…

 
06
June
 

Hug your furry friend. A scaly one if you prefer the kind that slither. It’s Pet Appreciation Week. Pets provide companionship and unconditional love, and they can give their owners with chronic back pain even more. If you are living with chronic back pain, you may be managing your pain better with them in your…

 
11
May
 

Finding the best spine surgeon that is right for you can be a confusing process.  You may have friends, family, and coworkers flooding you with recommendations.  You may see advertising touting the merits of one practice over another. How do you decide what the best choice is for you?  Ultimately, to sort through all the…

 
20
April
 

Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison Tiger Woods to miss the rest of the PGA tour to recover from back surgery Tiger woods announced Thursday on his website that he has undergone back surgery to alleviate pain in his lower back and legs. The surgery was successful, according to the post, and it would take Woods…

 
13
April
 

Cancer survivors, family and friends joined hands and walked for a cure at the Relay for Life Westshore event at Jefferson High School on Friday, April 7. The BioSpine Foundation was a presenting sponsor and one of twenty teams participating in this year’s event. “We were looking for more ways to get our employees involved…

 
08
April
 

(AP Photo /Elaine Thompson) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sustains a compression fracture to the L1 vertebrae during the 3rd preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Back Injuries are nothing new to Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo. When Romo fractured a vertebrae in the 3rd preseason game against the Seahawks last year no one predicted it…

 
06
April
 

Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press Dustin Johnson’s fall down the stairs at his rental home illustrates how a back injury can happen at any age. Unable to fully swing a club on Thursday, The World’s No. 1-ranked golfer walked off the first tee and pulled out of the Masters prior to the first round,…

 
26
March
 

Tiger Woods looks forward to a comeback following a lumbar fusion surgery last month in Texas. “It is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.” Woods writes on TigerWoods.com. “I want to say unequivocally, I want to play golf again,” The rest…

 
25
March
 

  NASCAR driver Aric Almirola, 33,  fractured his T5 vertebra in a crash last Saturday at the Kansas Speedway. He is expected to fully recover and return to racing in 8 to 12 weeks. Any sooner than that and he risks further injury and potential paralysis if he’s in another accident. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine…

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