Even when performed using minimally invasive techniques, surgery is a major trauma to your body. And while the physical trauma of surgery has the end goal of helping you be more active and have less pain, it can take weeks or months after your operation to reach this point. Because structures are … [Read more...] about 3 Ways To Regain Spinal Mobility After Surgery
If you have a surgery on the schedule, you’re probably excited about the prospect of finally putting your back pain behind you. Surgery can be the perfect solution for patients who have been unable to find relief through conservative methods, but getting a procedure approved and on the schedule … [Read more...] about How To Relieve Back Pain While You’re Waiting For Surgery
We move our neck constantly throughout the day, and over time all this pressure that we put on the area can lead to structure breakdown. This breakdown tends to occur very minimally over an extended period of time, and one of the most common conditions associated with this gradual degeneration is … [Read more...] about How To Treat Cervical Bone Spurs
If you are undergoing a procedure to address your spine pain, you hope that it is the only operation you ever need. This is especially true if you are undergoing an artificial disc replacement operation, which involves the removal of a damaged spinal disc and the insertion of a manufactured disc … [Read more...] about How Long Does An Artificial Disc Replacement Last?
Although elective surgeries will look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a spine surgeon’s elective caseload tends to fill up pretty rapidly near the end of the year. Many people like to have their surgery on their current insurance plan, especially if changes are … [Read more...] about Preparing For Your Winter Spine Surgery
Kissing spine is a relatively common cause of back pain, especially in athletes and older individuals, that is often overlooked. Also known as Baastrup’s sign or Baastrup’s syndrome, the condition is named for Christian Ingerslev Baastrup who first documented the condition in 1933. In today’s blog, … [Read more...] about What Is Kissing Spine And How Is It Treated?
If spine pain is making it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep, a surgical procedure may be able to help. That said, you may still find it difficult to achieve restful sleep in the days and weeks after your operation as your body recovers from surgery. In today’s blog, we share some tips for … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Sleeping Better After Spine Surgery
Getting older can be a pain in the neck, but is neck pain a normal part of getting older? Millions of older Americans suffer from daily neck pain, and many of them just assume it’s a normal part of getting older. While we are all prone to some natural degeneration, that doesn’t mean that neck pain … [Read more...] about Is Neck Pain A Normal Part Of Getting Older?