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What Legacy Is Thankful For

As in the case with most of us, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily routine of life. A pop-tart on the way to work. Lunch at your desk. Picking up kids at soccer practice. Attempting to clean the house before it gets destroyed again by the new puppy. Rarely, do we all have a moment to sit, breathe, and take in this amazing life we are so honored to live.

When you are suffering from back pain, it gets even harder to shift that focus to thankfulness. So, we are taking this time to allow our amazing Legacy staff to remind us about the important things in life that keep them thankful all year long.

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smoking and back pain

The Rocky Relationship Between Smoking and Back Pain

It’s not new news necessarily, but even more research has come out to back it up. Smoking is directly linked to your back pain. Scientists from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois released information through a study that suggested that smoking directly interferes with a circuit in two different regions of your brain that is associated with pain.

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Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment: Epilepsy

For most, November marks the month of temperatures dropping, football-related blood pressures rising, and turkey-induced napping. But for others it’s a month to rally behind those living with epilepsy. For National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we want to educate all our readers and patients on what epilepsy is and what the treatment options are.

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Migraines and Botox

Botox and Migraines: Your Questions Answered

Chronic migraines are one of the most debilitating problems we treat, even rivaling significant back pain in the amount of agony it causes patients. When a migraine begins, work, family and friends must all be put to the side until the patient can get their pain to subside – which could take hours. Patients with chronic migraines experience this excruciating occurrence 15 days a week or more.

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Healthy Foods

The Best Foods to Eat Post-Surgery

Today, we’re going to talk about an important part of the healing process that often goes ignored: nutrition. After spinal surgery, many patients feel they should “treat” themselves during what can be a difficult time, by eating all their favorite unhealthy foods. While we’re certainly not opposed to an occasional bowl of ice cream or slice of pizza, we do want our patients to provide their bodies with the proper fuel for recovery. Here are a few foods you should make sure to incorporate into your diet post surgery:

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MIG-LIF Procedure

The MIG-LIF Procedure

Throughout our site, you’ll notice information about the Legacy Spinous Midline Image Guided Fusion (MIG-LIF) Procedure. It is a minimally invasive surgery created by Legacy’s own Dr. Schlesinger, who wanted to provide the least invasive surgical alternative to his patients.

Dr. Schlesinger’s MIG LIF Procedure is a new minimally invasive surgical technique developed to treat lumbar stenosis/instability, a very advanced form of back and associated leg pain.

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