Laser spine surgery (LSS) is often assumed to be a type of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). Though this is technically true in many respects, there are also a few important differences to consider. If you are at a point where spine surgery is a possible source of pain relief […]
Affecting anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of the population at one time or another, neck pain is almost as common as back pain. Fortunately, most instances of neck pain are temporary and don’t necessarily require going through a spinal fusion procedure. In fact, neck pain often responds well to […]
If you’re one of nearly 15 million people who go to the doctor each year for chronic back pain, relief is understandably the first thing on your mind. Defined as pain lasting 6 months or more, chronic pain can range from mild to debilitating and often demands attention. However, it […]
As the most-often performed spine procedure in the United States, fusion surgery has a fairly high success rate, especially with the adoption of minimally invasive spine surgeries. Even so, recovery from spinal fusion surgery is still going to involve some added steps to increase your odds of enjoying positive results.
The 33 bones of the spine are fairly durable, yet still vulnerable. Supporting muscles, joints, and tissues are also susceptible to strain. If you’re not being mindful of how you sleep, you could find yourself experiencing some degree of back pain during your waking hours due to added muscle stress […]
Pain from a pinched nerve is rarely something that goes unnoticed or ignored for too long. If you’re experiencing sudden or persistent pain, especially around your spine or in seemingly unrelated areas like your legs or arms, the culprit may be a nerve that was “pinched,” or suddenly compressed or […]
If you’re like 80 percent of the population, you’ve probably experienced some degree of back pain at one time or another. Though there are many possible sources of discomfort affecting the spine and its related parts, some bad habits can also contribute to back pain. Marina del Rey spine surgeons […]
When the decision has been made to proceed with spine surgery, the next step is to choose the right spine surgeon in Newport Beach. Though qualifications are certainly important and worth considering, there are other factors that should be given equal weight when selecting your surgeon.
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If spine surgery is something you’re considering to relieve your back pain, the growing trend toward minimally invasive procedures should provide some comfort. Such surgeries are meant as an alternative to traditional open surgery, which involves larger cuts and a greater risk of complications. Surgery should be the last resort, […]