All About Back Pain Treatments

Outpatient Spinal Surgery Center

Improvements in technology and surgical techniques have allowed for more spine surgeries to be performed outside of the traditional hospital setting and in outpatient spine surgery centers. Learn why.

8 Planning Tips for Outpatient Spine Surgery

A spine surgeon who performs surgical procedures at an outpatient spine center provides tips to help you plan and prepare yourself and your home for aftercare and recovery.

What to Expect on the Day of Outpatient Spine Surgery

Know what to pack and wear, which medications you can or cannot take, when to stop eating/drinking, and what to expect when you arrive at the outpatient surgery center.

10 Tips for Recovering at Home from Outpatient Spine Surgery

10 informative tips on ways to make your recovery smoother and get you back to your normal activities sooner.

What Happens After Outpatient Spine Surgery?

Learn more about the specifics of what to expect Immediately following your outpatient spine surgery, including coming out of anesthesia, pain management and discharge instructions.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) at an Outpatient Spine Center

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, ACDF is a common surgical procedure to treat a herniated disc in the neck. Now ACDF can often be performed minimally invasively in an outpatient surgery center.

Lumbar Laminectomy Performed in an Outpatient Spine Center

If you experience low back and leg pain and haven’t found relief through nonsurgical treatments like medication or physical therapy, your spine doctor or surgeon may recommend lumbar laminectomy.

Procedure: Lumbar Laminectomy

A lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. Read how a lumbar laminectomy is done and what spinal conditions it's used for.

Cervical Spine Bracing Options: Halo Ring, Crowns, or Vest

A halo, also known as a 'halo ring' or 'halo crown', is used to manage different conditions that destabilize the cervical spine.

Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed and creates pressure on the spinal cord.

Spinal Traction

Spinal Traction is a treatment option that is based on the application of a longitudinal force to the axis of the spinal column.

Artificial Discs - The Future is Bright

Today there are four types of artificial disc designs; composite, hydraulic, elastic and mechanical. Learn about each of these design concepts.

Connecting Back Pain to Depression and Anxiety

As researchers are learning more about the links between pain, depression and anxiety, they are also gaining insight into ways to break the cycle of pain and emotional distress.

Is Acupuncture Effective to Help or Reduce Back Pain, and is it Safe?

Today, as people are becoming more aware of alternative treatments—and seeking pain relief options that do not include medication—acupuncture seems to have jumped to the top of many people’s radar.

Open Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) - An Introduction

If a patient with serious, long-term low back pain is not helped by nonoperative programs, a surgical procedure such as anterior lumbar interbody fusion might be considered.