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Sciatica

‘Sciatica’ describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttock and into the lower leg. It is the longest nerve in the body. Pain results when this nerve is compressed or injured. It most commonly results from inflammation, bony enlargement ...

The Answers for Back Pain

According to the American Chiropractic Association 8 out of every 10 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain can result in significant time out of work, not to mention taking you away from family activities. The level of pain and severity of the ...

Back Pain Back?

Is Your Back Pain Back? Just about everybody will suffer from back pain sooner or later. Low back strain can be caused by: Extreme physical exertion. Falling. Bending or crouching repeatedly. Lifting heavy objects if you are not in shape. Keep in mind that low back strain can't be blamed ...

Sports and Back Injuries

Low back pain is not uncommon. In fact, approximately 80% of us suffer from some form of back pain at sometime in our life. However, athletes are at higher risk for chronic and acute back injuries due to their level of activity. Even the most fit athletes are known to ...

Adam Bruggeman, MD in national spotlight.

Dr. Adam Bruggeman, MD has quickly been building a reputation in San Antonio and surrounding areas as an outstanding spine surgeon. But recently, his talents and skill were recognized on a much larger stage. Becker’s Healthcare, a leading national provider of cutting-edge information for healthcare professionals, annually bestows their prestigious ...

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Brazil Star Player Fractures Spine

Brazilian star Neymar was injured today while playing soccer.  According to his physician, he has an injury that can be treated without surgery.  Many back fractures can be treated with bracing and immobilization.  The most common of these are: Pars interarticularis ("pars") fracture - This is a fracture of the ...

5 New Developments in Ambulatory, Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

I am sitting in the airport in Chicago after attending the Becker Review Meeting on the Future of Spine and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Lots of exciting developments. In this post, I will go over the 5 things I see impacting spine and orthopedic care in the next few years 1. ...