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      Announcements related to the community are posted here by the Spine Patient Society moderators.

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    1. Spine Surgery Support

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      Discussion regarding Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion (including Microdiscectomy & Laminectomy) and Emerging Spine Surgery Technologies.

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    2. Surgical Outcomes

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      A place to share your surgical experience with fellow Spine Patients.

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    1. Discuss Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, etc.

      Information on spine-conscious exercise programs, physical/aquatic therapy, osteopathic & chiropractic manipulations, massage, acupuncture, Pilates, and yoga is also found here.

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    2. Pain Management

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      Discussion and support for spine-related medications, spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps.

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    3. X-rays, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scans, CAT (Computer Aided Tomography) Scans, Myelograms, Electromyography (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Testing, Epidural Steroid & Facet Injections, Radiofrequency Ablations (RFA), and Discography.

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    4. Educational resources for Spine Patients. Comments & discussion welcomed!

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    1. Health Insurance

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      Help one another navigate the rough waters of insurance issues regarding spine surgery, specifically Artificial Disc Replacement. Discuss Approvals/Denials/Appeals, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Medicaid & Medicare Coverage.

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    2. Many Spine Patients travel across the country for surgery, while others travel overseas in a common effort to find relief from their spine issues.

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    1. Support one another through issues in addition to pain: weight gain, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, financial and spiritual-related concerns, etc.

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    2. The Lounge

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      Kick back, relax and take your shoes off. Feel free to hang out and catch up with other members about anything that's on your mind.

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