What to Expect With Spinal Fusion Surgery

June 15, 2022

The thought of spinal surgery makes many people uncomfortable. The fear of having a major operation that could leave them bedridden and immobile keeps people from getting the care they need. However, spinal fusion surgery can provide much-needed relief if you are experiencing chronic back and leg pain. Knowing how to prepare and what to […]

Is It Time for Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

May 15, 2022

Have you been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome? If the answer is yes, and if it is getting worse or interrupting the completion of normal tasks, you might consider correcting it with surgery. Is it time for carpal tunnel surgery? Here are a few things to know if you’re considering going under the knife. Carpal […]

How deep brain stimulation works to treat Parkinson’s disease

April 15, 2022

Around 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This achronic motor system disorder leads to tremors, stiffness and difficulty with coordination and balance. Medication can help, but isn’t enough for some patients. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment for this debilitating disease. Read on to learn […]

Successful Fusion Surgery to Solve Back and Leg Pain

March 15, 2022

If you follow the PGA Tour at all, you know about the world’s most famous back fusion surgery patient — Tiger Woods. Woods had fusion on the L5 and S1 sections of his spine in 2017. This is the last of the five lumbar vertebrae and the first of the sacrum. In someone Woods’s age, […]

A Herniated Disc Isn’t Your Valentine

February 14, 2022

There are a total of 23 vertebral discs in our spinal column. Their job is to provide cushion between the vertebrae, but they often become the source of chronic back pain, as well as pain that radiates down into the arms or legs. This is often the result of disc herniation. This is the term […]

Aneurysm Clipping

January 15, 2022

Our artery walls are under constant pressure from the amount of blood coursing through them. If an area of an artery wall weakens, blood opportunistically can push outward in that area. The bulge in the artery is an aneurysm. The danger with an aneurysm is that it can continue to grow and eventually burst. Should […]

Dealing with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

December 15, 2021

As we get older, nothing seems to work as efficiently as in our younger days. This is even true of the spine and the spinal cord within it. Over time the spine can develop degenerative changes that lead to compression of the spinal cord. This condition is called spinal stenosis and can lead to serious […]

The Degenerative Cascade

November 15, 2021

Back in July we gave you a little primer on our spinal discs. It’s amazing that these 23 discs — six in the cervical spine, 12 in the thoracic spine, and five in the lumbar spine — can handle such loads day in and day out.  Our spinal discs are little shock absorbing miracle workers…until […]

A Broken Back

October 15, 2021

Our lumbar spine is the part of the spine most associated with bearing heavy loads. Because of this burden it also is the source of most of our back pain.  The L1-L5 vertebrae make up the lumbar spine, connecting the thoracic spine with the pelvis.  When one of these five vertebrae are fractured, you could […]

Those Shaky Hands Aren’t a Sign of Aging

September 15, 2021

Many people have the misconception that having shaking hands is just another part of getting older. Others are sure it’s the first sign of Parkinson’s disease.  Reality is that both of those groups are probably wrong. What could be going on is a nerve disorder known as essential tremor. While it’s not a life-threatening condition, […]

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