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Tumors in the Spine: Signs, Symptoms, and Types

Spinal tumors occur when there is an abnormal growth of cells in the spinal cord, bones that make up the spine, or surrounding tissues. These growths can be both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) – both of which can become a major source of pain in the neck, back, and lower back as they compress…

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Spine Injuries in Young Athletes

As temperatures rise and spring takes hold, the activity of young athletes increases. Many parents encourage such activity; sports not only promote a healthy lifestyle but help our youth develop confidence and lifelong skills as well. While there are obvious benefits to athletic activity, it is the leading cause of adolescent back injuries. It is…

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Avoid Back Pain and Injuries from Heavy Backpacks

Backpacks are an essential item used daily by people everywhere – including students, working professionals, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Typically, as far as a practical tool for carrying one’s belongings, many look to the backpack as their lifeline when leaving home. However, if filled too heavy or worn incorrectly, backpacks can become a major source…

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What is Balloon Kyphoplasty?

Breaks and fractures in the spinal vertebrae are often caused by weakened bones. In some cases, compression fractures become painful and do not respond to conservative treatment measures. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to alleviate severe pain and disability resulting from vertebral compression fractures (or VCFs). The goals of the surgery are…

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Scoliosis Surgical Treatments: Anterior vs. Posterior Approach

Scoliosis can often be treated without surgery – with methods including bracing, physical therapy, injections, and medication. However, there are cases where the curvature of the spine or symptoms continue to worsen. Surgery is often recommended if a patient’s curvature is more than 40-45°, or when curves don’t respond to bracing. There are several different…

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3 Tips for a Healthy Back This Summer

Summer is a time of relaxation, vacations to your favorite spots or somewhere new and exciting, which includes increased activity that’s both indoor and outdoor. Summer is the time of year when you finally get to all those neglected projects around the house. Summer is played-up in the movies as the season of paradise and…

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What You Need to Know About Spinal Fusion Surgery

Surgery is typically reserved for extreme cases—either it is necessary to improve the health of an individual or it will benefit them tremendously in some aesthetic or physical way. For those with traumatic back injuries or chronic back pain, surgery sometimes becomes the only logical option for repair and relief. When the spine is not…

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How Serious is My Lower Back Pain?

Unfortunately, pain is a part of life. As we grow, age, move about, and work, our bodies develop tinges and tweaks that cause soreness, pinches, and aches that are a real pain in our backs (we couldn’t help the pun, forgive us). However, all pain is not equal. Sometimes, your lower back pain can be…

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Everything You Need to Know About Spondylolisthesis

Oftentimes, medical terminology can be confusing, troubling, and stressful. Not only are you dealing with the stress that comes with a newly-diagnosed condition, but you’re sometimes left questioning what exactly it is you’ve been diagnosed with. If, like 5 percent of the population, you are struggling with spondylolisthesis, you might not know you have it….

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Colorado Spine Surgeon Dr. Kumar Thank You

At Colorado Spine and Scoliosis we’re honored to work with wonderful clients who trust us with their health. Below you will find a review from Paul who had high praise. Client Testimonial: 1/15/2018 Dr. Anant Kumar, I had seen four other Neuro-Orthopedic Spine Surgeons prior to my first visit with Dr. Kumar in November 2017…

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3 Things to Do While Recovering from Back Surgery

1. Be Active Back surgery can take from 3 months to 6 months to recover. This range of recovery time can vary according to your age, nutrition and physical activity. You need to mobilize as soon as possible after spinal surgery. Physiotherapists will guide you in your recovery process at Colorado spine surgery.[1] Many physiotherapists…

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10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR COLORADO SPINE SURGEON PRIOR TO BACK SURGERY

If уоur bасk pain iѕ chronic, then сhаnсеѕ are gооd you’ve triеd all mаnnеr оf соnѕеrvаtivе back pain rеmеdiеѕ – stuff likе rеѕting, medication, hеаt or соld thеrару, рhуѕiсаl therapy, viѕitѕ tо thе chiropractor and еvеn соrtiѕсоѕtеrоid injесtiоnѕ. If the bасk раin persists, it mау bе timе tо соnѕidеr a mоrе invаѕivе аррrоасh. Here are…

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Why Undergo a Spine Surgery?

Most young people struggle to imagine a time when they’ll need to undergo spine surgery. However, уоung реорlе will nоt ѕtау young fоrever. Thеу will grow оldеr аnd they will eventually соmе асrоѕѕ thosе timеѕ in lifе when thеу bесоmе lеѕѕ rеѕiѕtаnt to illnesses and the body will be less resilient to injury. Spine Ache…

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