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8 Ways to Relieve Low Back Pain at Home

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor or miss work. It’s estimated that at least eight out of 10 individuals experience low back pain at some point...

Sickled Feet: Avoid Injury with Better Technique

If you’ve watched any of the ballet shows on TV that have risen in popularity, then you’ve likely seen a stern ballet teacher in the front of class barking at students about “turnout” and...

Scoliosis Spine Surgery Gives Atlanta Woman Her Life Back

Strong. Determined. Triumphant. These words describe Nancy Vepraskas, an Atlanta business owner, wife, mother and grandmother. Nancy grew up believing there was nothing she could do to treat her debilitating scoliosis, so she found...

Emory Study Finds Achilles Rupture Is Not a Sports-Ending Injury

No athlete – professional or recreational – is happy when they’re sidelined with an injury. That’s particularly true when the injury is thought to be career-ending, like an Achilles tendon rupture. Fortunately, researchers from...

One Patient’s Story: Why Connection Matters in Orthopedic Telehealth

Junko Horvath, a certified financial planner at Fujiyama Wealth Management, is active and enjoys getting outside and exploring nature. So, when she injured her knee a few months ago on a hike, she quickly...

Getting Back to What Matters Most: One Patient’s Hip Replacement Story

You know that feeling of walking on rocky asphalt without shoes? Sort of a sharp, crunchy sensation? That's exactly how Nicole Brien described the pain she was feeling, except this pain was deep in...

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Improving Outcomes, Faster Recovery

Many of the 56 million Americans who experience back pain will not require surgery to address their condition and relieve pain. Non-invasive treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, or injections, can address their symptoms....

Is it Time for Total Knee-Replacement Surgery?

Daily activities can put a lot of stress on your joints. Your knees, especially, take the brunt of the wear and tear. Over time, the cartilage (tissue) that protects the bones in your knee can...

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