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The #1 MISTAKE Back Pain Sufferers Make
The #1 MISTAKE Back Pain Sufferers Make 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

By Dan Lieberman, MD In medicine the right treatment depends on understanding exactly what is wrong. The challenging thing about the lower back is that there are so many different…

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WARNING: 3 things young people under 60 must know BEFORE having Total Knee Replacement
WARNING: 3 things young people under 60 must know BEFORE having Total Knee Replacement 1024 542 Best Practice Health TV

There are not that many complications from knee replacement surgery. I graphed the most common ones here. The size of each block is in proportion to how often the complications…

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Why you may have severe back and leg pain after RFA (and why not to panic!)
Why you may have severe back and leg pain after RFA (and why not to panic!) 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a common procedure for the treatment of low back pain due arthritic facet joints. Prior to RFA a pain management doctor typically performs a medial branch…

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Finding the right hip replacement surgeon at a dinner party
Finding the right hip replacement surgeon at a dinner party 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

I saw a lady I’ve known for years at a party last week. Her husband was my optometrist before he passed away. Great guy. I did not know her as…

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3 Things you must know if you have a herniated disc in the low back causing sciatica
3 Things you must know if you have a herniated disc in the low back causing sciatica 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

Herniated discs are the most common cause of sciatica—pain down the leg due to inflammation of a nerve root in the lower back. If you or someone you love develops…

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3 Things Young People Need to Know to have the BEST Joint Replacement Surgery
3 Things Young People Need to Know to have the BEST Joint Replacement Surgery 1024 397 Best Practice Health TV

The stakes for having a total joint replacement are high for everyone—you only get one chance to have it done right the first time. For young people with congenital hypoplasia…

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Lower your risk of complications with total joint replacement surgery by picking the right surgeon
Lower your risk of complications with total joint replacement surgery by picking the right surgeon 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

In 2020 Jeffrey Katz, an epidemiologist at Harvard, made a shocking discovery that in retrospect should not have been surprising at all. Here is what they did. Dr. Katz and…

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Two critical things about spinal fusion surgery
Two critical things about spinal fusion surgery 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

There are two things I want to share with you about spinal fusion. First, Spinal fusion is a solution to three specific problems. No matter how bad your back pain…

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Young Total Hip Replacement
Young Total Hip Replacement 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

If you or someone you love under 60 has severe hip pain despite physical therapy AND either had… A recent x-ray report says you have “congenital hypoplasia with marked degenerative…

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Lower Back Vs. Hip Pain
Lower Back Vs. Hip Pain 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

I first realized how much low back pain can feel like hip pain while placing a needle in a guy’s low back. I was using x-ray to guide a needle…

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Steroid injection reduces knee pain, allowing you to be more active. Wait, what?
Steroid injection reduces knee pain, allowing you to be more active. Wait, what? 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

Arthritis gets worse as the number of cycles of movement by an affected joint increase. In other words, arthritis + more activity = worse arthritis. In addition, inflammation is also…

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How to end the sad cycle of shoulder dislocation
How to end the sad cycle of shoulder dislocation 1024 535 Best Practice Health TV

Years ago my six-foot-four, two hundred and fifty pound sixteen-year-old son came home cradling his right arm with his left. Ten minutes before curfew. He fell off his longboard onto…

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