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Disc Replacements Can Relieve Back Pain

Disc Replacements Can Relieve Back Pain

Neck and back pain are a problem for more than 16 million Americans.  It often results in chronic pain that can limit even everyday activities. In the past, the only surgical option was a fusion where the problem disc was removed, and the bones were fused together. Today, we have artificial discs that can replace the injured disc and can preserve motion in the neck or the back. 

What is Ultra-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is Ultra-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is Ultra-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery? Over the years minimally invasive spine surgery has become standard for most spine surgeries. That is because these surgical techniques are faster, safer and require less recovery time for the patient. However,...
Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Treatment

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Treatment

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis is caused when one vertebra slips over the one below because of a fracture (Spondylolysis), elongation or other defect of a small bone (pars interarticularis – or isthmus) that connects the upper and lower facet joints. The isthmus has poor...