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  • Dr. Francis Gamache Jr., MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery conducted a 14-month study involving 240 patients with neck and back conditions seeking a second opinion on a spine problem that may require surgery. Of that number, “155 (65 percent) came for a second, third, or fourth surgical opinion following an earlier opinion from a surgeon who recommended an operation.” If you’re unclear as to what constitutes a second opinion, learn what they are and how to as for them in order to make an informed health decision before spine surgery.

  • Two-level cervical disc replacement can help people with upper back and neck pain receive complete treatment when more than one vertebral disc is damaged.

  • Here are a few low-impact sports for back pain sufferers that can keep the pain down and activity up.

  • Dr. Todd Sinett, an expert in applied kinesiology and pain, is a chiropractor, founder of Tru Whole Care, inventor of the Backbridge, and author of The Good Sh*t, 3 Weeks to A Better Back, and The Back Pain Relief Diet, among other titles. Dr. Sinett is a second-generation chiropractor, following in his father's footsteps. He is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Sinett sat down with us to discuss the connection between our digestive health and inflammation in the spine.

  • SpineNation spoke with several spine surgeons who perform lumbar artificial disc replacement, along with a physical therapist, to answer common questions about the procedure.