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  • Psychological evaluations before spine surgery are becoming more common. Dr. Andrew Block, clinical health psychologist at Texas Back Institute, discusses why they are important for patients and surgeons.

  • If your back surgeon recommends surgery as your best treatment option, here are five questions you can ask to make sure you can make a clear decision.

  • How Spinal Decompression Therapy Works
    February 14, 2019 | Articles

    Spinal Decompression Therapy is a technique chiropractors used to reduce pressure on compressed discs in the spine. Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy can provide non-surgical options for back pain.

  • Artificial disc replacement surgery is a popular alternative to spinal fusion. Learn how artificial discs work, how long they last, and which are FDA approved.

  • BMI and Complications in Spine Surgery
    November 9, 2018 | Articles

    Can excess weight result in worse outcomes following spine surgery? A study published in The Spine Journal in July 2018 points to "yes."

  • In a study, 20% of patients showed signs of PTSD one year after spinal fusion surgery. Can talking to your doctor before surgery help, or is there a better way?

  • Treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
    May 8, 2018 | Articles

    Despite the name, failed back surgery syndrome is not so much a syndrome but is a general term that refers to an unsuccessful back surgery that brings along chronic back pain instead of relief.

  • While recovery times after artificial disc replacement surgery are faster than spinal fusion surgery, the key to a full recovery is maintaining balance. Here are four areas to consider during your recovery period.

  • Dr. Francis Gamache Jr., MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery conducted a 14-month study involving 240 patients with neck and back conditions seeking a second opinion on a spine problem that may require surgery. Of that number, “155 (65 percent) came for a second, third, or fourth surgical opinion following an earlier opinion from a surgeon who recommended an operation.” If you’re unclear as to what constitutes a second opinion, learn what they are and how to as for them in order to make an informed health decision before spine surgery.

  • Less-Stress London talked with Heather Mason, founder of the Minded Institute, to learn more about the real meaning of yoga therapy for chronic physical and mental pain as well as how their research and teaching methods hope to one day change the politics of healthcare.