Guide to Spine Surgery
April 28, 2011

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?"

April 28, 2011

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.

April 28, 2011

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.

June 15, 2009

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.

April 20, 2009

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?"