Woman holding her back

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal problem most often diagnosed after a patient complains of lower back pain. When one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of place, it crushes or pushes on the vertebra beneath it, resulting in pain and, in some cases, limited movement. This is usually the result of overextension of the…

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Bunions are a common deformity of the foot that can lead to pain, inflammation, and problems with walking if they are not treated. Not every bunion needs surgery to correct the problem, but if you have severe pain or trouble moving comfortably, a bunionectomy may be the answer. It is a complicated surgery with a…

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Chronic neck pain is common, particularly in the aging population. Often, it isn’t easy to treat until you know what causes it. This condition makes it difficult to participate in any number of activities, including everything from using a computer to participating in sports. Neck pain is often accompanied by stiffness or tension that makes…

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Woman holding hand weight

Rotator cuff tears are intensely painful injuries to the rotator cuff area, which is a group of muscles in the shoulder that allows you to make a wide range of movements. While a minor rotator cuff tear can be treated in various ways, a severely torn rotator cuff often requires surgery for a full recovery.

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