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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 […]


Microdiscectomy Procedure

Microdiscectomy is a procedure to remove lumbar (lower back) herniated disc material that may be putting pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root. The procedure involves the use of a microscope for viewing the nerves. The procedure is usually reserved for patients who do not respond to other means of treatment. Because the spine […]

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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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Causes of Sciatica

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a pulsing pain diverging from the lower back down to one or both legs. The pain occurs when the sciatic nerve is injured, or some sort of stimulant puts pressure on the nerve. What’s unique about the sciatic nerve is that it’s considered the longest nerve in the body, stretching […]

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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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