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Why Choose Stem Cell Treatment Over Surgery?

Are you suffering from back pain? If so, you may be thinking about undergoing a surgical procedure. Even though surgery might be an option in some situations, you need to make sure you understand all your options before you make a decision.

The Top Differences Between an MRI and an X-Ray

If you are having medical imaging completed in the near future, you may be receiving an MRI or an x-ray. Even though both forms of medical imaging can be effective, they are not the same.

7 best tips to relieve back pain

Approximately 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their life. There are various reasons and factors that can cause back pain ranging from age and strenuous activities to serious spinal conditions and disc degeneration. Along with medical treatment options, there are other ways to help alleviate back pain so that you can function normally. Take a look at 7 tips to relieve back pain:

Disc Herniation vs Disc Bulge

It’s not uncommon to hear bulging disc and herniated disc used interchangeably, although they are two different things. Discs are a critical part of the spinal architecture, and when something goes wrong with them, it can be life-changing. What is the difference between a bulging and a herniated disc, though? 

What Is the Biggest Threat to Physician Ownership?

In Becker’s Spine latest Ask Spine Surgeon’s article, five spine surgeons were asked to discuss the biggest threats to physician-owned orthopedic practices. Within the article, Dr. Melanie Kinchen, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at 360 Back and Spine Center answered the question: “What do you see as the biggest threat to physician ownership?”

5 Best Sleeping Tips to Relieve Back Pain

Back pain is among the most common reasons why people visit the doctor. Back pain can also make it hard for people to fall asleep at night. If you suffer from back pain, what do you need to do when you crawl into bed to alleviate discomfort? 

Speedy Recovery After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you have been told that you may require spinal surgery, it is normal to have questions. You have probably been experiencing symptoms for a while and you are eager for relief. After surgery, you want to resume your daily activities as quickly as possible. On the other hand, you want to do so safely. 

Traditional Spine Surgery vs. MIS

Each year, some half a million people have surgery for lower back problems, while thousands more undergo surgical procedures for issues in other parts of the spine. Traditionally, this has meant large incisions and long recovery times. Advances in surgery, however, have made minimally-invasive procedures an attractive alternative in many cases. Today, we’ll look at the differences between traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Acupuncture: Myth or Miracle?

People who suffer chronic neck or back pain sometimes find themselves willing to try anything for relief. When medication or physical therapy fails to provide the relief they are seeking it is natural to turn to alternative medical treatments, some of them may be helpful, others are little more useful than snake oil.

6 Things Your Surgeon Should Know Before Surgery

Surgery is always a serious procedure and no less so when it involves your spine. If you have been referred to a spine surgeon there are several things you can do to prepare for that initial consultation with him or her to ensure the best possible outcome.

How to Maintain a Healthy Spine

People all over the world are affected by back pain every day. Besides dealing with the pain physically, experiencing back pain can also impact other aspects of life including work, school, and everyday tasks. In fact, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),low back pain is the leading cause of job-related disability.

The 3 R’s to Relieve Stress in Your Neck and Back

Whether you are at work or at home, it is common to feel stress and tension in your back. Today, people are often called on to do more with fewer resources. They are faced with more responsibility and more deadlines to get their tasks done. The health of your neck and back may be at risk with these mounting pressures.

Summertime Spine Issues and Solutions

Many people rejoice once the warm temperatures of summer arrive, but if you have back pain, your feelings may be a bit more complicated. If you experience summertime spine issues, consider the possible causes and solutions for treating your pain.

Genetic Back Problems in Fort Worth and Grapevine

At 360 Back and Spine, we treat everything from genetic back problems to back injuries at our Texas locations in Fort Worth and Grapevine. Dr. Kinchen specializes in back disorders and orthopaedic surgical procedures, and she has helped many people banish back pain from their lives and heal from an accident.

The Many Costs of Back Injuries

Back pain can occur as the result of spinal cord injury in football players, as well as from lifting, an accident, or other types of trauma to the back and spine. Regardless of how it may have occurred, a back injury can force you to miss work due to your pain and necessary doctors’ visits, but even the simplest tasks, such as walking, sitting, and even laughing can become painful pursuits. It all adds up to placing your life on hold for greatly extended periods of time.

10 Lifestyle Risks for Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain affects millions of Americans and is the leading form of chronic pain in this country. It’s more than just an inconvenience, as chronic back pain is a leading cause of disability, impacting many Americans’ ability to earn a living.

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How Are Spinal Conditions Diagnosed?

At 360 Back & Spine Center, a conservative approach is used to diagnose several spinal conditions including scoliosis and decompression. Through a partnership with our patients, we ensure that no decision regarding comprehensive treatment of all back and neck conditions is made without full patient understanding.

Taking Care of Your Back: What You Can Do at Home

360 Back and Spine Center provides comprehensive treatment of back and neck conditions, including decompression, fusions, and scoliosis. Using a conservative, minimally-invasive approach, we partner with our patients and ensure they have all of the information they need to make an informed decision about their treatment.

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