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Laser Spine Surgery

Your back pain may be debilitating, but is it bad enough to undergo laser spine surgery? Find out all the facts before you get burned.


Can lasers cure addictions?

Can lasers cure addictions?

How do lasers measure up as a possible solution to addiction? Find out if lasers can cure addiction at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Human Head Transplants Could Work

How Human Head Transplants Could Work

Human head transplants may be in our future. Learn how human head transplants would work and the ethnics and science involved with the procedure. See more »

What is the future of spine surgery?

What is the future of spine surgery?

Spine surgery has traditionally been a little dicey. Find out what technologies may improve spine surgery in the future. See more »

What is the future of regenerative medicine?

What is the future of regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine promises to regrow body parts. Learn about the future of regenerative medicine at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the future of minimally invasive surgery?

What is the future of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a promising aspect of future healthcare. Learn about the future of minimally invasive surgery. See more »

How Personalized Medicine Works

How Personalized Medicine Works

Hippocrates pointed out that diseases affect everyone differently. Learn how this connects to the emergence of personalized medicine at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Google Flu Trends Works

How Google Flu Trends Works

Google tracks searches to predict waves of illness geographically, but how accurate are they? Learn more about Google flu trends at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

Many medical truisms of the 20th century have been overturned. Here are 10 things doctors have completely changed their minds about at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work

5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work

You're under the weather despite having had a flu shot this year. What gives? Find out why getting sick doesn't discredit your vaccination. See more »

How could a pill give you perfect pitch?

How could a pill give you perfect pitch?

What if by taking a pill you could suddenly carry a tune without practice or training? Learn how a pill could give you perfect pitch at HowStuffWorks. See more »