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Spinal Fusion: What to Expect

There are a number of non-surgical treatments for back pain, and 90% of patients who receive treatment at the New England Baptist Hospital Spine Center do not need surgery. However, when non-operative treatments fail, surgery may be the best option for relieving your pain and/or restoring function. Dr. Raymond Hwang, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the back, neck and spine at NEBH, explains one type of surgery, spinal fusion, what you should ask your surgeon, and what you can expect after surgery.

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Managing Chronic Back Pain While on Vacation

Summer is a time where many people look forward to relaxing and taking vacations. For millions of Americans who live with chronic back pain, the thought of traveling and being in an unfamiliar place can cause anxiety and stress. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help prevent pain while on vacation to have a more relaxing and enjoyable trip. Dr. Sharon Bassi, a physiatrist (medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH suggests the following precautions.

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Helpful Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived and spring cleaning is on many people’s to-do-lists. While spring cleaning may seem like a harmless task, scrubbing, lifting and standing on ladders can lead to both minor and major injury as well as muscle soreness. Dr. John Turchetta, a physiatrist (medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH, recommends a few basic precautions to take to decrease the risk of injury.

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Healthy Tips for Sitting at Your Desk

With summer over, many of us are getting back to work and school routines, which may mean long hours sitting behind a desk. While there is no strong science behind prevention strategies, Dr. Carol Hartigan, a physiatrist (medical expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH has some tips to help keep you comfortable while at your desk.

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