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“Oh my aching back!” If your back pain is caused by structural issues and not muscle or ligament strain, find out what spinal fusion is and how you can benefit.
About 80% of adults experience back pain at some time in their lives. For most people, it will go away on its own in four to six weeks with self-care. So, how do you know when to see your doctor about your back pain? Here's a few causes or symptoms that indicate it's time to schedule that appointment.
Gyles Randall's troubles started more than 10 years ago with nerve pain through his waist, buttocks, legs, calves and ankles, which he lived with for years until he couldn’t ignore the pain any longer. Like many patients with radiating leg pain, Randall was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral has made a world of difference for the Waseca man.
Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.
Andrew Calvin, M.D., spends plenty of time in a doctor’s office — his own. But he says his eyes were opened when the tables were turned recently, and he became the patient.
Henry Gomez is grateful for second chances. After sustaining a near-fatal brain injury following a fall, he is preparing for return to college.
Anyone who’s ever run competitively knows how rewarding it is to cross the finish line. Jacob Nash knows that thrilling feeling well. However, unlike other competitors, the 41-year-old marathoner crossed his last finish line within six months of having back surgery.