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New technology in spine surgery

In the past, conventional spinal surgery was performed and began around the early 1900s. This follows the use of general anesthesia, emerging of an x-ray machine and has a better antibiotics. The first conventional discectomy was performed and recorded in 1932. The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used in 1977, which can study the structures inside the spine, including nerves and spinal cord. Surgery in the past is very different from the present.

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Chronic Back Pain & Hope for a New Life

Mustak, a returned patient, first visited Bumrungrad International Hospital in 2005 for a scheduled executive check-up while on vacation. He is the CEO of a major distributor in Bangladesh and will be retiring soon.

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Technology Takes on Back Pain with New and Improved Spine Treatments

If you suffer from chronic back or neck pain, you are not alone — back pain is now the leading cause of long-term disability and work absence worldwide.

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What to Do When You’re Too Young for Back Surgery

Surgery may not be the ultimate answer to chronic back pain. Instead, consider these non-invasive options for relief.

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Chronic Back & Neck Pain

Back pain and neck pain are two of the most common problems affecting adults of all ages. While most painful episodes are only temporary, those afflicted with chronic conditions endure long term suffering that can deal a serious blow to the quality of everyday life.

As part of this issue’s special focus on bones and joints, Better Health turned to Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of Bumrungrad’s Spine Specialists Center, for an expert look at how advances in treating chronic back and neck pain are helping patients enjoy healthier, less painful lives.

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Banishing Back Pain

Nearly every adult will experience some type of back pain, and it can be excruciating. The good news is, back pain is often preventable, and there are new and better ways for treating it

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