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Over 40 and Have Searing Leg Pain When Walking? It Might Be Spinal Stenosis

Jul 5, 2016

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can put pressure on the nerve roots in the back. It’s caused by age-related wear and tear or congenital factors in younger people. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Darrel Brodke talks about this painful spinal condition and how physical therapy, and ...

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What that Shooting Pain In Your Leg Is and What You Can Do About It

Jun 21, 2016

Sciatica is a pain that originates from the back but shoots down the legs to the foot. It’s often described as an electrical sensation accompanied with sharp pain. Sciatica can affect patients of all ages and often comes on suddenly with no apparent trauma. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Spiker talks...

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Scoliosis: A Common Problem that Can Turn Serious

Jun 14, 2016

Scoliosis is common and usually isn't progressive, and, fortunately, those with the condition often can live without much trouble. For some, however, scoliosis can cause pain and even impair function if left untreated. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, Dr. Darrel ...

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What is Spinal Stenosis and Do I Have It?

Jun 7, 2016

Spinal stenosis is a very common condition, especially as we age. It is a sharp, electrical pain in the lower limbs. Many patients also experience a weakness, burning or heaviness in their feet and legs. It’s caused by arthritis and other age-related factors that compress the nerve roots in the ...

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That Pain in Your Arm Might Actually Be A Problem in Your Back

May 31, 2016

The spine is a complex network of bones and soft tissue that keeps us mobile and upright. It’s also home to the spinal cord, where all the nerves in our body connect to our brain. Occasionally the soft tissue of the spine can protrude or become herniated. This is called cervical disk herniation, ...

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The Risks of Opioid Treatment and Modern Alternatives

May 24, 2016

Trauma is not something anyone chooses to go through. Fortunately, doctors can provide pain relief to help you on the road to recovery. However, traditional opioid therapy potentially can leave some patients with addiction problems after their injuries are treated. Luckily, there are alternative ...

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Modern Treatments for Complex Joint Fractures

May 10, 2016

Injuries from skiing, automobile wrecks and industrial accidents can result in complex joint fractures. This is when the joint cartilage is torn or damaged. Gone are the days when treatment involves a full leg and arm. Dr. Thomas Higgins, trauma surgeon at the University of Utah, talk about complex ...

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