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Back Pain: Common Myths

80% of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.  While back pain is a common occurrence, myths about back pain are even more so. Dr. Kevin Bernard shares five of the most common myths about back pain and sets the record straight.

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5 Easy Exercises to Work Your Para-Spinal Muscles

Many people have experienced back pain or strain at one point in their lives.  While many people correlate their back pain to a certain activity like bending or lifting, the activity is often not the cause.  When a person is not in shape, they lose the stability in their core that supports the back and keeps it strong.

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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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