08/26/2019

Back Pain Facts and Statistics

Did you know that about 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any moment and what’s more, around  80% of the population suffers from spinal pain at a time?…

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08/26/2019

5 tricks to teach your children good posture

Since we have benefited from all the technology verities, probably you have noticed that you spend more time on your laptop, tablet, phone or watching TV. So do the kids….

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07/28/2019

Did you know that knee pain can be caused by your spine? Part 1

When you think about knee pain, probably the first thought is that there must be something wrong with your knee joint. Or maybe some kind of inflammation that makes your…

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07/30/2019

Did you know that knee pain can be caused by your spine? Part 2

In our previous article, our spine surgeon in Boynton Beach – Dr. Matthew Hepler explained how knees are linked to your spine and presented the first two of four signs…

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06/30/2019

Do’s and Dont’s After Spine Surgery [10 useful tips]

Time after the spine surgery   The time after surgery is critical to your recovery. Although the surgical part is over and you can look forward to improved mobility and…

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02/26/2019

Warning signs and symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that affects adults over 50 years old. Your spinal canal starts to narrow as a result of arthritis, and that puts pressure on the…

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05/01/2019

Fast facts and statistics about osteoporosis that you should know!

As you probably know, osteoporosis, also known as porous bone, is a very common condition and affects more than 75 million people worldwide each year. This bone disease with its…

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05/26/2019

Do I have osteoporosis? How to diagnose this silent disease?

Many people show no signs, or symptoms of osteoporosis until they have a bone fracture. This common condition makes your bones weak and brittle without noticeable symptoms. So, if there…

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02/01/2018

Spine Surgeon in Broward County – Neuromuscular Scoliosis (NMS) – What it is, causes, treatment options

Neuromuscular Scoliosis is a type of scoliosis that can can affect children and adolescents. According to Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) it is “an irregular spinal curvature caused by disorders of…

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07/05/2018

All you need to know about disc issues

What is a “Slipped Disc”? Healthy discs separate the bones in our spines from the neck down to our lower back. The term ‘slipped disc’ is commonly used to describe…

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05/29/2019

Flatback Syndrome

Flatback syndrome is a condition where the spine becomes flat because it loses its natural curvature. The natural shape of the spine isn’t completely straight and has an S-shaped curve….

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04/25/2019

What type of posture do you have? Flat back or maybe swayback?

As you probably know, the human spine isn’t completely straight and has a natural S-shaped curve. The curves work like a coiled spring to maintain balance, absorb shock, and allow…

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12/12/2018

Why does your back hurt in the morning?

Have you ever woken up in the morning and experienced back pain? You would be surprised how many people suffer from morning back pain. First you may consider you were…

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03/22/2019

3 easy ways to improve your posture

Did you know, that posture has an impact not only on your spine, but also on your function and overall health? The main symptoms of poor posture, besides rounded shoulders,…

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02/15/2019

13 surprising facts you didn’t know about your spine

There is no doubt that your spine plays a crucial role and it’s very important for your body. For instance, your spine is flexible, protects your spinal cord, supports your…

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01/31/2019

Do people shrink with age?

Losing or gaining weight with age is a known fact. You also know that your height is mainly determined by genetics, and in general it won’t increase after the age…

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03/30/2018

Did you know these facts about low back pain? Number 6 will surprise you!

Here are just a couple quick facts about Low Back Pain not many people know about, even though Low Back Pain is one of the most common medical conditions. Low…

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03/31/2018

Pros and Cons of Surgical Treatment of Spinal Stenosis.

The decision to have surgery is never easy. Given a choice, we would all rather avoid it. There are many fears and doubts around surgery, many of which are based…

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09/20/2017

Meet Dr. Hepler – 3 things to know about our orthopedic spine surgeon in South Florida

Matthew Hepler M.D. is an orthopedic spine surgeon in Palm Beach County. He specializes in Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery with a subspecialty interest in complex spine reconstruction. If you’re…

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12/20/2018

Back pain? Modify these activities for a pain-free holiday season

The Holiday Season can be rough on your back. The preparations, such as lifting heavy stuff, moving furniture, decorating the tree or sitting on a plane for hours, can cause…

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05/04/2018

Patient Testimonial

We are proud to present one of many testimonials from our dear patient John B. who has undergone procedures here in Palm Beach County. Nothing speaks more directly than the…

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11/26/2018

5 things you didn’t know about scoliosis

Did you know that scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine affecting children and adults? Don’t be alarmed! A scoliosis diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to get…

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05/31/2018

Is your spine crying out for help?

We are all guilty of neglect when it comes to taking care of our health, especially our musculoskeletal system, i.e., our system of muscles and bones. The modern lifestyle can…

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08/23/2018

5 guaranteed benefits of yoga practice for your body and mind

People who suffer from ongoing or recurrent bouts of back pain often have to try a number of different forms of exercise to find the most appropriate therapy to manage…

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04/25/2018

3 things you need to know before your back surgery

The decision to have surgery is never an easy one. However, if your doctor recommends you undergo back surgery, it most likely means that other non-surgical treatment options either failed…

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10/26/2018

Is Text Neck the new hazard of modern life?

The negative tendency around the world of being attached to electronic devices and phones has finally started to yield painful results. The distinct posture while texting is now causing an…

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10/17/2018

Your child needs to learn good posture

As a parent, it’s your responsibility to make sure your child develops healthy habits. That can be a challenge: Explaining to your kids why eating vegetables or doing exercises is…

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10/02/2018

4 Steps to a Back Free From Pain

Back pain has many different causes, including the normal wear and tear that comes with aging, injuries, low-activity lifestyle. While you cannot stop natural process of aging, you can prolong…

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01/09/2018

Pain-free after holidays. Orthopedic spine surgeon in South Florida

Back pain can make anyone’s life miserable. There are of course many conditions that can cause back pain. After all, the spine is a very complex part of the body….

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08/27/2018

3 ways stress and anxiety cause your back pain

It’s generally known that emotional stress or psychological factors can make any back pain problem worse. The diagnosis of stress-related back pain assumes that psychological and emotional factors don’t just…

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09/24/2018

5 Benefits of a Standing Desk

Studies show that more than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent sitting: watching television, working at a computer, commuting, or doing other physically inactive pursuits. While sitting…

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02/26/2018

Back Surgery Delray Beach – How to keep your back in good health

Many back-related issues could be avoided if only we were a bit more cautious about our lifestyle and aware of how it affects our spine. In this article, you will…

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06/28/2018

Don’t do these 5 exercises if you have back issues

Not every person experiences back pain the same way, but there are some things everyone can do to prevent further pain or injury to the back. Here, our spine surgeon…

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02/01/2018

Do You Know Your Spine? Learn About Spinal Conditions and Treatments.

The spine is a complex part of the body, which is why it is it susceptible to a variety of different conditions (see table). What treatment options are available for…

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03/27/2018

Radiculopathy – Definition, Causes, Treatment Options

Do you feel a tingling sensation in your arms or legs? Do they feel numb or weak? Perhaps they ache for no apparent reason? If so, you may be suffering…

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09/27/2017

Looking for a spine surgeon in Delray Beach? – 3 things to consider before choosing one

Back pain has become so unbearable that we’re finally considering spine surgery to help relieve our pain. Many consider the surgery as a last resort. Spine surgery requires a certain…

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10/31/2017

Spine Surgeon in Delray Beach – Different types of spinal surgery.

Does back pain stop you from enjoying an active south Florida lifestyle or make it hard to get around or work? Well you’re not alone. The latest studies show that,…

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02/15/2018

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Broward County – Acute Low Back Pain: When is it time to see a specialist?

Acute Low Back Pain is a very common condition. In fact, it is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor. It can vary in intensity but it…

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11/14/2017

Spine Surgeon in Fort Lauderdale – 4 things you need to know about low back pain.

The percentage of patients that come into our office seeking help to relieve low back pain is higher than for all other areas of the back combined. But this is…

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