Category Archive for: ‘Spinal Fusion’

Study Investigates The Cost Effectiveness Of Spinal Surgery

Dec 29 2008 Contact: Deborah SongRush University Medical Center (Chicago) Back pain affects more than 80 percent of people and costs more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. But is the surgery cost effective? A study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that for patients with spinal stenosis, a laminectomy, or surgical removal of some soft bone …

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Synopsis on Scoliosis

Wed, Jul 02, 2008Asia One, The Sunday Times At just 54, hotel cleaner Madam Choh Kin Sam had to throw in the towel and take early retirement because of her bad back. The mother-of-four was in such pain that she could barely walk home at the end of her shift. She was suffering from a degenerative lower-spine condition known as …

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