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Getting well, staying well


No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.

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Bone and Joint Health

Preparing for Spine Surgery: 7 Things You Should Know


Tayla Holman / DECEMBER 14, 2017

Most cases of back pain can be treated with physical therapy, pain medication, a back brace, or other alternative treatments like exercise, yoga, and superficial heat. However, if your pain continues or worsens, or if it limits your daily functions, spine surgery may be a viable option.