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June 25, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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Back pain is one of the most common health problems affecting Americans today and studies show that as many as 16 million adults in the U.S. are affected by it at any one time. It is also a leading cause of missed time at work, putting both people’s careers and finances at risk.

May 4, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialan, MD
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If you have ever experienced pain in your neck, then chances are you have had a problem with your cervical spine. Your cervical spine is an extremely delicate part of your anatomy. It comprises of seven vertebral bones that run between the base of the skill and the thoracic spine (the upper back). Encased in the middle of these vertebrae is the spinal cord, the main pathway for our central nervous system which passes the messages from our brain that controls all aspects of our body.

April 24, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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If you suffer from lumbar lordosis and experience a herniated disc, there are things that you can do that may be able to help alleviate your symptoms. Chiropractic care provided by a qualified and trained professional can help to reduce the discomfort and reduced mobility associated with lumbar lordosis. Your physician can prescribe you with suitable pain medications and provide manual manipulations in-office. He/she can also demonstrate physical therapy exercises you can do at home, that will help prevent further stress to the lumbar region and help improve your flexibility and strengthen your spine.

March 23, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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Also known as decompression surgery, a laminectomy is a type of spinal surgery that is performed with the purpose of relieving pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. It can be performed anywhere along the spine, from the neck to the very lower back.

February 23, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialan, MD
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Back pain is one of the common ailments in the modern world and a leading cause of absence from work. The vast majority of us will hurt our back at some point during our lifetime, and while in many instances it may resolve with no professional intervention, patients with serious or recurring pain may find themselves needing to visit a specialist. Often this is a chiropractor.

January 24, 2018 By: Luis Tumialan, MD
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Cervical discs are an important part of our anatomy. Nestled between the vertebrae in the neck, they form part of the cervical spine – the section of the spine that runs from the base of our skull, through our neck to our shoulders where is becomes known as the thoracic spine. The cervical spine comprises of seven vertebrae – aptly named C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 and C7, each with a single cervical disc between them. If these discs become damaged or affected by wear and tear, they may require replacing so that the patient is not adversely affected.

December 24, 2017 By: Dr. Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD
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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine, known as the vertebrae. There are 33 vertebrae in the human spine, and these interlock to form the spinal column.

November 24, 2017 By: Luis Tumialan
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Back pain is an extremely common problem, affecting approximately 80% of American’s at some point during their lifetime. While many of these people will find that their back pain resolves itself over the course of a few days, weeks or months, other people may find that develop chronic back pain – a problem which has wider financial implications on patients and society as a whole. Patients who suffer from chronic back pain often spend a great time of time with doctors and chiropractors to discover the cause of their discomfort.

October 24, 2017 By: Luis Tumialan
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Spinal stenosis is a relatively common condition that largely affects the older generation and is often considered to be a natural part of the ageing process. It is a degenerative change that is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, which in turn puts pressure on the spinal nerves and even the cord.

September 24, 2017 By: Luis Tumialan
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Degenerative disc disease, also known as spondylosis, is an extremely common condition that refers to the age-related decline of the discs between the vertebrae in the spine. You may also hear it referred to as osteoarthritis of the spine. Although it sounds frightening, it is actually a very normal part of the aging process.