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Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Photo courtesy of Summit Orthopedics A compression fracture is a break of a vertebra or bone in the spine, which commonly occurs in patients with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that lessens the density of bones, causing them to be weaker, which can then...

Suffering From a Herniated Disc?

Suffering From a Herniated Disc?

Photo courtesy of Teeter Lumbar disc herniation, or herniated disc, is when a piece of the disc - soft cartilage cushion that is between the vertebra or bones in the spine - bulges out of its disc space and into the spinal canal. Because of the limited space the...

Using Marijuana for Pain

Using Marijuana for Pain

Using Marijuana for Pain Pain is the primary complaint of most of the patients that present to the Huffman clinic. I have written about pain and the use of opioids to control pain as well as about natural ways to decrease pain through diet and exercise. One of the...

The Opioid Crisis & Why It Matters

The Opioid Crisis & Why It Matters

The Opioid Crisis & Why It Matters What is all the fuss about narcotics, specifically, about opioids? It all starts with pain. Back pain, neck pain, any pain. On the surface pain seems like a simple sensation. It is the brain’s way of interpreting nerve signals...

Stem Cells

Stem Cells

Stem Cells: A Therapy for the Spine One of the most common things patients ask me about are stem cells. At this year’s American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, I had the chance to meet with Carl Llewellyn, President and CEO of Lipogems SPO. Lipogems is the leading...

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet The past two days in clinic I have had two patients ask the question, "what else can I do to help with my chronic back pain?" In both cases the patients were exercising, they were non smokers, and they were thin. They also both had chronic...

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