Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of spinal cancer are essential to effective care and quality of life. To better understand what spinal cancer is, who is at risk, and how spinal cancer is diagnosed and treated, read patient-friendly information written by spinal cancer experts.
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 about preparing for outpatient spine surgery, the procedures, and postoperative care and recovery.
This Guide introduces you to bone growth stimulation (BGS) as a therapy after spinal fusion. Your surgeon can prescribe BGS for your use as a supplemental treatment after a cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine surgery that includes a fusion procedure or, as a non-surgical treatment of failed fusion.
Could an SI joint problem cause your low back pain? Lower back pain can be caused by many disorders including degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, trauma, pregnancy, childbirth, hip problems, and the sacroiliac joint.
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This spine surgery is minimally invasive because surgery is performed through one or more small incisions or punctures through which tubular retractors or an endoscope is inserted. MIS helps to reduce the risk of infection and decrease pain, facilitates faster recovery, and improves back muscle function.