Orthopaedic spine surgeons are trained in the latest surgical techniques to treat spinal disorders. Some orthopaedic surgeons specialize in specific types of spine surgery, such as minimally invasive surgery.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty help to relieve the pain associated with osteoporotic compression fractures and involve the injection of medical grade cement into fractured vertebrae. These procedures relieve pain, and reduce and stabilize fractures.
If you are scheduled to have spinal surgery, one way to relieve your anxiety about the procedure is to learn all you can about the procedure. This article includes some sample questions that you can take with you to your next appointment.
Minimally invasive spine surgery incorporates microsurgical techniques and tools that eliminate the need for a large incision, and reduces tissue trauma, post-operative pain, and time spent hospitalized. Read about how minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to treat herniated discs.
In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain. You'll do a mix of passive and active treatments: read about how PT will help you recover from back pain or neck pain.
A physical therapist discusses the following questions. What is physical therapy? What can a physical therapy program do for me that I cannot do on my own? How long is it going to take? Who benefits from physical therapy?
Drugs and medications are among the most common non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain. Read important information regarding over-the-counter and prescription medications for both acute and chronic back pain.