All About Back Pain Treatments

Surgical Recovery: OK to Leave the Hospital

Before getting the okay to go home, your doctor will make sure of certain things. Learn more in this article.

Surgery: Should I or Shouldn't I?

When it comes to spine surgery, patients are active participants in the decision-making process and are ultimately responsible for deciding whether to have spine surgery.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Advantages

A unique feature of the TLIF technique is its ability to restore interbody height and proper spinal curavature, which further helps to stabilize the spine and adds to its fusion potential.

Spine Specialists On-Call: Spinal Nerve Compression and Unilateral Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

The goal of lumbar spine surgery typically involves removing pressure off spinal nerves, a procedure called nerve decompression.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Indications

A TLIF procedure may be indicated for certain patients with specific spinal conditions. Read on to learn more.

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.

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.

Spinal Disc Replacement: The Development of Artificial Discs

Learn about Spinal Disc Replacement and the Development of Artificial Discs.

How Do Topical Drugs Reduce Back and Neck Pain?

Many different types of medication with different methods of delivery are available to treat patients with back and neck pain.

Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

Stress can make your back pain or neck pain worse (or it can even cause back pain!). Learn about 5 tips for managing stress and back pain.

Safe Medication Use Before Spine Surgery

Some drugs and spine surgery don’t mix. Here’s what you need to know before your procedure.

Opioids in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

Should opioids be used for acute low back pain? A pain management specialist addresses this important pain question.
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