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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that affects your ability to move and potentially eat or breathe. Those with SMA have trouble using their muscles because the nerves that originate from the spine and brain stem and connect to the muscles are impaired. SMA primarily affects children and is the leading genetic cause […]


What is Cervical Laminoplasty?

When the spinal cord experiences severe compression, this is known as myelopathy. The constriction of the spinal cord can be caused by trauma, congenital stenosis, or a degenerative disease. Many patients experience myelopathy in the middle of the spine, the neck, and uncommonly, in the top section of the lumbar spine. Cervical myelopathy is the […]


Exercising Your Way To Recovery

Recovery from lower back surgery could often take weeks, even months to completely get back to your usual self and return to the daily activities you are accustomed to doing. Two common surgeries to treat conditions associated with lower back pain are laminectomy and microdiscectomy. While a microdiscectomy’s recovery period usually allows you to walk […]


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Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion If you have chronic pain, numbness, or low mobility of the back and neck, you may have a degenerated or herniated disc. This painful condition occurs when the rubbery discs that separate the spinal vertebrae wear down over time or slip out of place, putting pressure on your nerves and […]


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Why you need to treat your Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as the sideways curvature of the spine. For some, a diagnosis of scoliosis can be mild. It can develop in early childhood, but in those cases, it could end up getting worse with age and growth. The spine development can continue to get worse and can become disabling.  It can affect the […]


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Decompressive Laminectomy For Spinal Stenosis

Decompressive Laminectomy For Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis occurs when bones along your vertebrae become narrow. This condition admits pressure on spinal bones and nerves that lead to your arms, lower back, and neck. While select people with this condition may experience little-to-no symptoms, many endure numbness and muscle weakness throughout their body. Depending on your […]


Recovery From Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal Fusion Spinal or posterior lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure performed to connect two or more vertebrae in a spine to boost stability, fix a deformity, or alleviate pain. The techniques used in spinal fusion surgery are designed to replicate the body’s natural healing process. During spinal fusion, a surgeon uses a bone or […]


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Preventing Degenerative Disc Disease

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative disc disease is a condition where the discs between each vertebra periodically wear down, typically due to the effects of aging. The purpose of these discs is to act as a shock absorber for your spine. This allows you to bend, twist, and maintain flexibility while performing other daily […]


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The Benefits Of Lumbar Facet-Joint Injections

Facet joints medically referred to as zygapophysial joints or z-joints, are located on each side of the back of the spine. This provides the spine stability and allows it to bend and twist. The facet joint contains cartilage between the bones and is surrounded by a capsule containing synovial fluid. The two main reasons for facet-joint […]


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Herniated Disc

Discs are the rubbery cushions that sit between the bones along the vertebrae (spine). When these discs are damaged, they can be identified as a herniated disc (also known as ruptured or slipped discs). These discs are meant to hold the vertebrae in place and act as shock absorbers, making the spine comfortable to move […]


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