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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

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

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