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Lumbar Decompression Surgery

Lumbar decompression surgery is a procedure that is done to reduce pain that results from pinched nerves. The procedure involves removing a small part of the bone or disc material that presses the nerve root so as to free the nerve root and give it more space thus providing a fast healing environment. There are […]

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition that involves narrowing of the spinal canal resulting in compression of the spinal cord as well as its surrounding nerves. When you advance in age your spinal disc tends to dry out and shrink. With this any minor injury can cause inflammation in the disc and can put pressure […]

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

For those people who are suffering from severe neck pain or any problem in the cervical spine then an anterior cervical discectomy may be needed. This article will discuss what this surgical procedure is all about.

Back Surgery Alternatives

Back pain is a common problem of people around the world. The causes vary from overuse to serious injury or trauma. For some, surgery might be their only choice of treatment bur fortunately for most patients they can find relief in some of alternative therapies for back surgery. Below are some of these alternatives;

Herniated Disc Recovery Period

One of the most common causes of back pain today is herniated disc. There are a number of options when it comes to treating herniated disc from medication to physiotherapy and surgery but most of this option only delivers temporary relief. There is no specific time when it comes to recovery period for herniated disc. […]

Slipped Disc Surgery

The spine is actually made up of vertebrae or bones where you will find cartilage disc between the bones. This disc contains a gel-like substance in the center which makes the spine flexible and at the same time acts as shock absorber. When the soft part of the disc (center) bulges out it puts some […]

What To Expect After Back Surgery?

Back pain nowadays is very rampant. Almost all of the population in the United States has experience back pain once in their lifetime. But there are people too that experience the pain too often that medical attention is really needed. Most of the time if pain persist then surgery might be your only option. Preparing […]

How Much Does Back Surgery Cost

Back pain is a common problem today. Base on the record from Center of Disease Control (CDC) about 2.4 million adults suffer from chronic back pain in the United States alone. The cost of surgery to reduce back pain differs on the type of back surgery that one undergoes. However it is advisable to discuss […]

Cervical Bone Spurs

Cervical bone spurs or osteophytes are actually a sign of spinal degeneration. Osteophytes are common to people who are advance in age that is 60 years old and above. Spine degeneration usually occurs early adulthood yet cervical bone spurs only happens in about forty percent of the total people who have spinal degeneration.

Arthroscopic Back Surgery

A less invasive kind of back surgery is what is much preferred by patients these days. This procedure is called Arthroscopic back surgery where an arthroscope is use. It is a flexible tool like a drinking straw which the surgeon use when operating. The use of such tool and arthroscopic procedures can lessen the patient’s […]