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Why Do I Need Psychological Screening for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal Cord Stimulation is increasingly being offered to patients suffering from chronic pain. The procedure uses systems that are either implanted or external to simulate large nerve fibers. These fibers effectively block the primary nerve pathways of the smaller nerve fibers that conduct pain sensations. The procedure is provided for patients suffering from a range…

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Laser Spine Surgery vs. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

When you think of spine surgery, you probably envision a big incision leaving a nasty scar, as well as a long and painful recovery. Fortunately, modern technology has provided less invasive procedures and solutions that mean much shorter recuperations and barely-there scars. These minimally-invasive procedures represent a sea change in the treatments that can be…

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Why Pain Medication Isn’t Always the Answer for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints a person can have – in fact, it’s estimated that between 75 and 80 percent of all Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Though your natural first response to back pain may be to reach for whatever pain medication…

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Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down This Summer

It doesn’t matter where you live, how old you are, or what you do for a living, summer is always the time that holds the most promise for fun activities and an easing of tension and stress. Unfortunately, back pain can put a damper on your enthusiasm and hopes. If you’re one of the many…

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Are You the Perfect Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain, or have undergone spine surgery that did not provide relief, you may be a candidate for a therapy called spinal cord stimulation. The process makes use of implantable spine stimulators that provide pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord. The technology has been shown to provide significant…

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Summer 2017 Activities That May Worsen Back Pain

It’s summer time – that time of year when we naturally want to spend as much time outside as possible. If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain, then you know that there are some activities that you’re fine to do – and others that you should just stay away from. Before you head out…

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5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Surgery

It doesn’t matter how much faith you have in modern medicine or how much you trust your doctor, anticipating going under the knife is a nerve-wracking thing. If you add to the general fears the fact that your operation involves your back, things get even more harrowing. The best way to avoid a bad case…

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Benefits Of Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment

RANDALL F. DRYER, M.D. TOP RATED U.S. SPINE SURGEON Benefits Of Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment Mar 13, 2017 Why Choose Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment? A spinal injury, as most of the population is already aware, is never a good thing. Your spine is responsible for the majority of communication processes handled by your central nervous…

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