Guide to Spine Surgery
March 28, 2018

Can Radiofrequency Rhizotomy Reduce Neck and Back Pain?

"I've had chronic back and neck pain for some time. I've been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc, and bone spurs in my neck. My doctor now wants to try a nerve block for my lower back. Is this temporary? Do the nerves grow back?"

July 06, 2016

Can the Onset of Degenerative Spine Conditions Be Acute?

For many people who have lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis, the cause is degeneration. Symptoms of degeneration and pressure on the nerves in the low back can occur very slowly—sometimes over years and decades.

August 11, 2016

Surgery for Herniated Discs and Sciatica

Should I Have Surgery or Should I Wait?

Herniated discs can cause sciatica, which can lead you to try a variety of pain relief techniques. But what happens when non-surgical treatment options don’t work? Find out if you need surgery as well as how long is too long to wait to have surgery.

September 27, 2017

Is Surgery the Best Scoliosis Treatment Option?

Early Detection is Key to Keeping Your Child Out of the Operating Room

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, and it can be treated in many ways.

September 27, 2017

Spondylolisthesis Surgery for Children

Will Surgery Improve Your Child's Posture and Walk?

"My fourteen-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with grade 4 spondylolisthesis and needs surgery to fuse her spine. After surgery, will her walk and posture improve?"