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Spine and Back

Learn about the techniques that Duke spine specialists use to diagnose and treat back and neck conditions -- and the people who have benefitted from these innovative treatments.

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How your smartphone is hurting you
How your smartphone is hurting you

If you're like 64% of Americans, you own a smartphone. For many, it's become a device they just can't live without. However, too much screen time can wreck hav ...

Spinal implant improves quality of life for little girl with early onset scoliosis
Spinal implant improves quality of life for little girl with early onset scoliosis

Aubrey Parks’ parents thought their 7-year-old daughter would need at least eight surgeries over the next three years to treat her early onset scoliosis. Inste ...

Can Adults Develop Scoliosis? Seven Facts to Know
Can Adults Develop Scoliosis? Seven Facts to Know

Scoliosis is not just for kids. Many adults develop scoliosis, and live with it for many years without even knowing they have it. Others keep it at bay with re ...

Relief From Back Pain Allows Bride to Enjoy Wedding Day
Relief From Back Pain Allows Bride to Enjoy Wedding Day

A minimally invasive procedure in the form of an epidural injection allowed Kelly Montgomery to enjoy her wedding day free from back pain.

Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis
Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis

A fall from a tree almost paralyzed Charlie Bennett. Duke neurosurgery specialists realigned his spine, which was severely compressed by fractured vertebrae. N ...

Back in the Swing After Spine Surgery
Back in the Swing After Spine Surgery

Baseball coach Pete Shankle's minimally invasive spine surgery made him pain free for the first time in a year. “That surgery gave me my life back,” he says.

Freedom From Chronic Back Pain
Freedom From Chronic Back Pain

Even though Mindy Alioto experienced devastating, chronic back pain, she was scared to death of back surgery. When nothing else worked, she sought help at the ...