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  • Do you have sports-related back pain? Know when to call a doctor

    Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior.

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  • Bone study sheds light on complications after spinal surgery

    The microscopic structure of bone appears to predict which patients will experience poor outcomes after spinal fusion, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

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  • Diagnosis and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis causes chronic pain in the joints, usually starting in the back and buttocks. No single test can diagnose ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but a range of questions and techniques can help confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

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  • Simple move may boost spinal fusion outcomes

    A new approach that could revolutionize spinal fusion surgery does away with the need to "flip" patients from their back or side onto their stomach midway through the operation—a switch researchers say dramatically improves outcomes.

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  • Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery

    Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that exercise may help address this shortcoming.

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  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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