How safe is Yoga? Osteoporosis medications that help prevent spinal fractures.
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STEM CELLS
Stem Cells and Degenerative Disc Disease
By Ann Gault
Reviewed by Dwight Tyndall, MD, FAAOS

SpineUniverse interviewed Kaliq Chang, MD who stated, “Studies show that adult stem cells (also called non-embryonic stem cells) may be effective in relieving back pain caused by degenerative disc disease … Stem cells are unique in their ability to help repair damage. They can be inserted (via injection) into a damaged disc to help promote healing.”
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TECHNOLOGY FEATURE
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FRACTURE PREVENTION
Bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures
By Daphne E. Smith-Marsh, PharmD, CDE
There are many types of medications available to help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. Bisphosphonates (pronounced, bis-fos′fō-nāts) is a specific class of drugs that help increase bone mineral density in the spine and may help reduce the risk of fracture.

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WORDS OF WISDOM
Diagnosis and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint
By Neel Anand, MD
“I think the early perception is that orthopaedic surgeons make a lot of money and are often in the media spotlight, aspects that are enticing to a young medical student pulling all-nighters and struggling to make ends meet. But I’ll tell you what, this field of medicine is ONLY for those willing to do two things—put in the incredibly hard work on a daily basis and most importantly, have a heart for healing patients.”

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DIAGNOSTIC FEATURE
"Before iFuse, I thought I'm going to suffer forever. Now, I can do everything I was able to do when my husband married me."
View the steps a spine specialist takes to accurately diagnose an SI joint problem.
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YOGA SAFETY TIPS
Yoga That's Safe for My Spine
By Dana Davis, MPT, MTT

“In my work as a physical therapist I’m often asked by my patients about the practice of Yoga. Many of them suffer from back pain or have undergone spine surgery and want to know if Yoga would help them improve their mental and physical health. Here, is a recent question from one of my patients and my response.”
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INFORMED CHOICE
Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Bone Growth Stimulation
By Gerard J. Girasole, MD

Questions to print and share with your surgeon.
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