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Read about the latest updates at the Huffman Clinic and learn about recent developments in spine conditions and treatments.

Causes and Symptoms of Herniated Disc

Causes and Symptoms of Herniated Disc

As we age, the spinal discs gradually lose fluid. This process starts at about age 30 and progresses over time. As the discs dry out, microscopic cracks or tears can form on the outer surface, causing it to become brittle, weak and more susceptible to injury. The most...

Body Mechanics for Neck and Back Pain

Body Mechanics for Neck and Back Pain

Your spine is made up of four main parts. From top to bottom the parts are: the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-body), lumbar (lower back) and sacral (tailbone) spine. The cervical and lumbar parts curve inward while the thoracic and sacral curve outward. From the...

Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Prior to starting any type of treatment, it's important to see a spine specialist to develop an appropriate treatment program for your specific condition and medical history. Based on information you give your doctor spine surgery is not always the answer. The main...

Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

If your spine surgeon suspects that a specific condition may be causing your pain, they will order diagnostic tests. These could include imaging, scans or blood tests. At Huffman Clinic’s spine surgery center, we perform a complete set of tests to ensure that our...

Living with Chronic Pain: The Mind-Body Issue

Living with Chronic Pain: The Mind-Body Issue

Research shows that most chronic back pain is psychosomatic. This means that mental processes like depression, frustration, and attitude play a large role in the severity of your pain. This means that improving your mindset can help reduce your pain. You can try...

Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

Chronic back pain and neck pain is defined as pain lasting longer than three to six months. It is the opposite of acute pain, which is temporary, specific, and treatable. While it can be difficult to accept you will never be fully cured of your pain, it's important to...

What Happens During a Microdiscectomy?

What Happens During a Microdiscectomy?

A Lumbar microdiscectomy is a surgery performed to remove a herniated disc or degenerative disc in the lower spine. The doctor makes an incision to remove the disc pressing on the nerves. There are five steps involved in a laminotomy discectomy. The operation will...

Pain in the Neck and Lower Back

Pain in the Neck and Lower Back

Since there are many potential causes of neck and back pain, it's important you seek medical attention. This is especially true if you have experienced any sort of injury or trauma to your neck that is causing your pain, your pain is severe and not improving after one...

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

The cause of your spinal stenosis influences your diagnosis and treatment options. In general, the cause of spinal stenosis can be categorized as either primary or acquired: Primary: Some people are simply born with a smaller spinal canal Acquired: You can also...

Causes and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Causes and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Doctors generally divide the causes of scoliosis into four categories: Idiopathic (unknown cause) is the most common type of scoliosis Congenital (at birth) Neuromuscular (such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy) Injuries to, previous surgery on, or infections of...

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You can now see our specialists from the comfort of your own home via cell phone, tablet, or computer. You will sit in front of a camera where you will be able to see yourself and your Health Care Provider on the screen once your session begins. Our Telemedicine appointments are HIPPA compliant. Most insurances are now covering Telemedicine.

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