Pain management specialists provide many different treatments, including activity modification, medications, therapeutic injections, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Learn about more about treatment and questions you should ask.
A halo, also known as a 'halo ring' or 'halo crown', is a piece of equipment that encircles and is fixed to the patient's head. This device is used to manage different conditions that destabilize the cervical spine.
Is spine surgery your only option for back pain? This article helps patients understand when a spine procedure may be recommended. Furthermore, learn about the differences between an open approach and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Spinal manipulation is a chiropractic treatment that uses manual thrusts to reduce pain and improve joint function. Your chiropractor may also call this chiropractic adjustment. This article provides an overview of spinal manipulation.
Microdiscectomy is one of the most common minimally invasive spine procedures. Also known as microdecompression, microdiscectomy is a type of decompression technique that takes pressure off your spinal cord or nerve roots to relieve your pain.
The main goal of microlaminectomy and microlaminotomy is to take pressure off your spinal cord and nerves to relieve your back pain and/or leg pain. Learn why these procedures may be an attractive option compared to open laminectomy and laminotomy.
Read this article to learn about the back and neck conditions that may be treated using spinal bracing (also known as orthotic management). Article includes links to help you learn more about how spinal bracing helps treat specific spinal conditions.
There are many types of spinal braces (which are also known as orthotics). This article focuses on corsets, which are used for low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, injury, or spinal deformity. Learn more about this spinal brace here.
SpineUniverse spoke with Douglas Won, MD, a minimally invasive spine surgeon. Here Dr. Won answers our questions that many patients ask. And, if you think because he is a surgeon the only treatment he recommends is surgery, you’d be wrong.
The minimally invasive approach is ideal for procedures that treat nerve compression (eg, herniated disc). However, MIS techniques can also be utilized in more complex procedures that require spinal stabilization using interbody devices (eg, cage), screws, and rods.
If you're considering spine surgery, you may want to find out if minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is an option for you. Compared to open spine surgery, MISS offers several advantages, such as less pain after surgery and a quicker recovery.