Archive for June 2020
When Do You Need To Visit a Spine Surgeon?
Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain as they grow older. Usually, some pain will arise after strenuous physical activities that take their toll on the muscles. However, some cases cannot be treated using the conservative methods prescribed by primary care doctors, chiropractors, or physical therapists. In cases of severe back pain, it…Read More
What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is an alternative to the traditional surgical procedures performed to treat disorders of the spine. Utilizing smaller incisions and special tools, minimally invasive spine surgery offers less postoperative pain, quicker recovery, and more outpatient options. Complications and risks such as infections and blood loss are also reduced by this procedure…Read More
The Basics of Spinal Fusion Recovery
Spinal fusion is a surgical process that fuses two or more vertebrae so they heal as one solid bone. By “welding” the vertebrae together, spinal fusion eliminates motion between the bones, which is theorized to be the cause of pain. The procedure also prevents the nerves, surrounding muscles, and ligaments from stretching. Generally, spinal fusion…Read More
Spine Surgery Can Do What Other Therapies May Not
When patients encounter problems in the back and neck, spine surgery is often considered by surgeons as the last resort after other therapies have failed to relieve the pain. In rare cases, spine surgery can address problems other treatment modalities cannot. For persistent pain related to a mechanical issue in the spine, it might be…Read More