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Variation in the Care of Surgical Conditions: Spinal Stenosis By The Dartmouth Atlas Working Group
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Back pain is a leading cause of morbidity and disability in the United States. About 30 million people in the United States receive professional medical care for a spine problem each year. Low back... More > pain is a leading cause of both lost productivity and medical expenditures. This report focuses on lumbar spinal stenosis as an example that helps to summarize the treatment options, epidemiology, and evidence of effectiveness of treatment for back pain.< Less
The Other Side of the Siderail: Memoirs of a Nurse Who Became a Patient By Donna Stapleton
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After decades of taking care of other people, a nurse suddenly wakes up one morning and can barely walk. Terrified and alone, she struggles to find the cause of her symptoms. After six weeks... More > of frustrating visits to uncaring and distant medical professionals punctuated by a series of painful tests and worsening symptoms, she is almost relieved to learn that she has a lesion on her spinal cord. At least she finally knows what's wrong with her! But the surgery that was supposed to cure her leaves her arms paralyzed and her legs so weak she needs to use a walker. Told with humor and compassion, this true story is both an indictment of the medical professions and a reminder to all of us to see the person inside of the patient.< Less
Hidden Dimples and Funny Feet By Nina Blencowe
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Tethered spinal cord syndrome (TCS) and spina bifida occulta are rare congenital conditions creating debilitating feet and leg deformities. People are often misdiagnosed, their symptoms and pain... More > frequently dismissed, and are bullied or excluded by their peers. Nina had symptoms of TCS since birth but was diagnosed aged 34. Her story is a unique insight into a challenging life with TCS, erythromelalgia and chronic pain, and includes detailed and personal extracts from her private journals. The straightforward easy to read narrative contains chapters on normal spinal cord development, all types of tethered spinal cords, and her attendance on a Pain Management Programme. She also covers poor body image, bullying, and her battle with anorexia. Finally Nina shows how there is life after major spinal surgery. Even with chronic pain and increasing disability issues she has travelled the world as an older gap year traveller, become an Auntie, and has achieved many long-held goals and ambitions.< Less
The Scoliosis Desk Reference, A Practical Guide For Identifying the Early Signs of Scoliosis By Dr. Gary Deutchman, Dr. Marc Lamantia
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This book shows the most common postural distortions that can be the early indicators of scoliosis. With careful training and understanding of spinal screening, you will be an invaluable participant... More > in helping our children avoid spinal surgery.< Less
The Scoliosis Desk Reference, A Practical Guide For Identifying the Early Signs of Scoliosis By Dr. Gary Deutchman, Dr. Marc Lamantia
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This book shows the most common postural distortions that can be the early indicators of scoliosis. With careful training and understanding of spinal screening, you will be an invaluable participant... More > in helping our children avoid spinal surgery.< Less
The First By Henry Harvey
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When Christopher Knowles awakens in a hospital to discover that his body has been crushed in an accident, his surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Mannstein explains that without all of the life-support systems,... More > he’s as good as dead. Mannstein’s colleague, Kevin Gertz, has been experimenting with a micro-chip device he’s invented at Johns Hopkins. It’s called the Gertz Router and it enables a surgeon to sever the spinal cord of one patient and patch it electronically to the brain stem of a different patient. The router shows promise but the donor they find is a brain-dead teenage...girl. The surgery, while successful, is just the beginning of their problems.< Less
Backbone of Life I: Into the Void By Daniel Brooks-Laurent
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A collection of writing; of poetry; prose and verse. These have come about not by accident, nor by design, but through the course of events that engulfed me directly after suffering spinal damage,... More > and the diagnoses confirmed by MRI scans in 2005 that literally pushed me into the abyss, and for the ensuing two/three years, into the void. This was my escape route during extremely difficult times. I share this first part with you, as an example of daily struggle with spinal injury, strong and newly unleashed medication, uncertainty, and naturally, the resultant depression. This is an insight into the effects of, not only diagnoses, but of said drugs, surgery, therapy, root nerve blocks, the effect on the mind, life: from a family perspective; the gradual shutting-down of a social life; and sacrifices needed to survive, and in part II and III (seperate volumes), the acceptance and eventual hope, which I strongly wish to convey to readers. It begins in 2006...< Less
Heal Yourself: The 7 Steps To Innate Healing By Stephen Stokes
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These are the clinical notes from Dr. Stokes office, Advanced Pain Solutions. For over 10 years Dr.Stokes has treated chronic disease and degenerative conditions without drugs or invasive surgery.... More > Within these pages the reader will learn the 7 steps that Dr. Stokes developed to systematically help resolve many health problems. Regardless of your diagnosis these protocols will stimulate your body's natural ability to heal and regenerate.< Less
Heal Yourself: The 7 Steps to Innate Healing By Stephen Stokes
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These are the clinical notes from Dr. Stokes office, Advanced Pain Solutions. For over 10 years Dr.Stokes has treated chronic disease and degenerative conditions without drugs or invasive surgery.... More > Within these pages the reader will learn the 7 steps that Dr. Stokes developed to systematically help resolve many health problems. Regardless of your diagnosis these protocols will stimulate your body's natural ability to heal and regenerate.< Less
Pedicle Screw Fixation By Rebecca (Kueny) Murray
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Pedicle screws are considered the ‘gold standard’ in posterior spinal surgery for stabilizing fractures, promoting fusion and correcting spinal alignment. However, in the past 15 years... More > there has been a rise in their most prevalent clinical failure, a loss of fixation at the bone-screw interface. Pedicle screw loosening was investigated by means of a surgeon survey, quantifying in vivo failure patterns, and by using pre-clinical testing methods to ascertain the most favorable screw positionings, augmentation techniques, and screw design features.< Less