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Disc Herniations or Slipped Discs Get Better Without Surgery

Most disc herniations or slip discs get better without surgery.  In fact, many herniated discs do not even cause pain. I know, not what you are told by others.  But, it is the truth.  Many research studies show herniated discs are found in many people who have no pain associated with the finding. But,  if […]

Disc Herniation Vs. Disc Bulge

A Human disc can be described as  a jelly donut. The soft jelly like center part of the disc  is called the nucleus pulposus.  The outer, strong fiberous part of the disc called the annulus.  The annulus is like the bread the holds the jelly in place in a donut.  Like a jelly donut,  if […]

Depression and Illness: The Chicken or the Egg?

Last week we discussed the power of positive thinking and how it affects every part of your life. One of the biggest effects on your health is your mental status. Depression is considered one of the side-effects of chronic illness and chronic pain, but there is a chicken and egg effect. Lets talk…… It’s not […]

Does Your Life Improve With Positive Thoughts?

We all know those people who have terrible things happen to them…all the time. They are generally easily upset, worriers or just people who always expect the worst possible scenarios. These people tend to blame their negativity on the constant “bad luck” they experience and not the other way around. Let’s talk……. Many people will […]

Does Your Bicycle Hurt You?

Poor spinal health is common in cyclists and is often due to bad posture or injury. As in any sport, if you favor one side of your body or the other due to injury or poor posture, your back eventually takes the strain. Let’s talk…. Johnathan Edwards, MD. a practicing sports doctor and anesthesiologist in […]

A Normal MRI, Celebrating An Anomaly

We saw something today that most of us in this practice have seldom seen, a completely normal MRI. It also had a report attached that said it was a completely normal MRI, another anomaly. Let’s talk…. There is a saying out there that, to paraphrase, we are all actually not living, but dying, each day. […]

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