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Is There a Safer Spinal Fusion Option for Overweight Patients?

Back Surgery

If you’re overweight and have been scared off by the increased risk of surgical complications that heavy patients face, a recent research study shows that oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusi ...

Looking for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery? 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor First

Back Surgery

You’ve suffered with chronic neck or back pain for months–maybe even years–and medication and physical therapy haven’t helped. Now your doctor is recommending back surgery. Just the idea ...

Too Heavy for Back Surgery? Not Anymore!

Back Surgery

Too Heavy for Back Surgery? Not Anymore! Until recently, overweight patients were not considered good candidates for back surgery. Now, a new surgical breakthrough reduces risks and promises imp ...

New Surgery Could Cure Back Pain

Back Surgery

Back pain will affect 4 out of 5 Americans at some point in their life. Most of this will pass, but a significant proportion of the Nation will be left with chronic incurable pain that is unreso ...

Sacroiliac Joint Pathology and How It’s Managed

Back Surgery

The sacroiliac (SI) joints are the large synovial joints that connect the ilia (wing-shaped portion) of the pelvis and the sacrum (lowest part of the spine) and there are two of them, one on eit ...

Could Back Surgery Without Anesthetic Save Lives

Back Surgery

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain every single year. In fact reports in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)  suggest that almost 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some ...

What You Need to Know About Herniated Disc Surgery Recovery

Back Surgery

Herniated disc surgery recovery times depend on the procedure that is performed and on the patient themselves and can vary from days to months. An important aspect to remember for these patients ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Mid-Back Pain

Back Surgery

Thoracic or mid-level back pain isn’t as common a problem as lower back pain is in the general population. It’s not only a costly medical issue but it can be a debilitating problem that rest ...

Causes and Management of Cervical Cord Compression

Back Surgery

Cervical cord compression occurs when certain conditions and disorders result in compression of the spinal cord where it runs through the spinal bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). The cause ...

OLLIF versus OLIF: The Big Difference

Back Surgery

Low back pain is a common and expensive condition affecting approximately 80% of the individuals in the Western world at one point in their life. It is costly as it is one of the leading causes ...
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