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The foraminotomy procedure is used to relieve the pain related to a compressed spinal nerve. Back pain and radiculopathy (nerve compression symptoms) are common problems associated with injury and aging. When a patient fails on conservative treatment, a foraminotomy is considered. What causes spinal nerve compression? Nerves...

A new innovative procedure for painful, worn-out spinal discs is artificial disc replacement (ADR). With this spinal procedure, the surgeon uses an anterior (from the front abdominal region) approach to replacing a painful disc with a plastic and/or metal prosthesis. The artificial disc replacement is...

If you suffer from low back pain from a serious spine condition, you may require spinal surgery. Two common surgeries to relieve back pain are the laminectomy and lumbar discectomy. Additional options for relief may include a spinal fusion such as with the Inspired Spine...

Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is called degenerative disc disease (DDD). With this condition, minor injuries and repeated daily stresses eventually wear down the spine and cause back pain. Degenerative disc disease can affect your ability to stand upright and perform daily activities. What causes degenerative...

The use of pedicle screws to surgically stabilize the spine is increasing in popularity. The percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) procedure is a safe and effective treatment for many spine conditions. How is the percutaneous pedicle screw fixation technique better than standard techniques? According to studies, the...

Interspinous process fusion surgery is a technique used to treat spinal stenosis, which occurs when the nerves passing through a narrowed spinal canal become compressed. The pressure leads to back pain and radiculopathy, which involves leg symptoms of tingling, pain, numbness, and weakness. Spinal stenosis...

Oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure used to achieve lumbar vertebrae spine fusion. Unlike other spinal fusion procedures, OLLIF is performed as an outpatient surgery for many people. Here are the many benefits of the oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion...

One of the basic components for a spinal fusion surgery is a bone graft. Bone grafts are used to stimulate bone healing and to offer support to the spine by filling gaps between two vertebrae (spinal bones). Thousands of bone grafting orthopedic procedures are performed...

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