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What's the Most Common Cause of Back Surgery? I Cenk Integrated Health

Unfortunately, more people will get back surgery in the United States today because of one VERY STRANGE CAUSE. Most people will get back surgery because THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD BACK SURGERY!!! Read More

Avoiding Back Surgery I Cenk Integrated Health

So why do some patients not seek the conservative, non-surgical approach to pain and wellness? Why are some patients so quick to have surgery, when alternatives do exist? This is a hard question to answer and one thing that we try to do in our practice is to give our patients all of the data about what is at stake. But with that being said, surgery can not be undone, therefore we believe a conservative approach is the best place to start. Read More

Worrisome Trends in Back Pain Management I Cenk Integrated Health

The rate of diagnostic imaging (MRI) usage, leading to surgical intervention, has increased considerably since 2013. Unfortunately, Allegheny County has the highest density of orthopedics and neurosurgeons in the world. Our surgical clinicians perform more spinal surgeries per capita than anywhere else in the world. Mind you, this is not something we want to be #1 in. Almost as a cruel irony, none of the healthcare systems in Allegheny County are ranked in the Top 20 nationally when it comes to spinal surgery outcomes. Read More

Effective Relief for Low Back Pain I Cenk Integrated Health

There are many reasons for low back pain. They range from disc issues to pinched nerves. The type of treatment that you should get depends on the type of problem that you have. In our office, we have many years of experience dealing with the low back because we have treated many patients with these complaints. Further our office is particularly suited to help you because we have treatment tools, such as decompression tables, class IV lasers, and treatment protocols to get you well and keep you staying well. Read More

Forward Head Carriage aka. Tech Neck I Cenk Integrated Health

It is imperative that we stretch the tight muscle groups that are folding us forward while simultaneously strengthening the posterior musculature that is designed to keep us upright. Read More

Spinal Stenosis I Cenk Integrated Health

Spinal Stenosis can be a scary, life-changing diagnosis. Many people may experience pain and numbness in their arms, hands, legs, or feet, and in severe cases, bowel and bladder dysfunction. Read More

Chiropractic After Back Surgery

when a joint has been fused, either artificially through surgical hardware or the natural progression of a disease process, then that joint can no longer reap the benefit of being adjusted. However, the joints above and below the level of fusion are 100% allowed to be adjusted. In fact, they need chiropractic now more than ever. Read More

Why Discs Don't Slip!

DISCS DON'T SLIP!!! They can bulge, herniate, protrude, extrude, desiccate, prolapse and rupture, but they don't slip. Why is this an important fact? Simply because it gives the back pain sufferer an inaccurate perception of what is actually causing their problem. Read More

But My Spine Is Fine!

The difference between preventive medicine and chiropractic care Read More

Why everybody should Decompress!!! I Cenk Integrated Health

There are no guarantees in life except "death and taxes". There is one other guarantee to everyone born on our big ball of dirt (Earth), that is GRAVITY. It pulls us down onto earth at an alarmingly powerful rate of 9.8 meters per second squared (m/sec2). But the only thing that reverses the effects of gravity is spinal decompression. Read More

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