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Radiofrequency Ablation Surgery

Radiofrequency Ablation Surgery What is Radiofrequency Ablation (or RFA)? Radiofrequency ablation refers to destroying tiny nerves in the back of the spine to reduce back and neck pain. Facet joints form the back part of the spine and these joints can become inflamed from various conditions including arthritis and trauma. When inflamed, these joints can […]

Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain Sciatica describes a radiating pain that can travel from your lower back down through your buttock and into your legs. The pain originates from pressure on the sciatic nerve specifically. Did you know the sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body? It has a diameter of slightly […]

Laminectomy or Spinal Fusion, What’s Better?

Laminectomy or Fusion, What’s Better? Laminectomy or fusion, which one is better?  Let’s investigate who is a candidate for laminectomy surgery, spinal fusion surgery, and what happens during each process. What is Laminectomy? Laminectomy is a surgical procedure that removes part of or all of a lamina from a portion of your spine to relieve […]

What is Lumbar Spondylosis

What is Lumbar Spondylosis? The lumbar is the part of your spine in your lower back, and lumbar spondylosis is the natural degeneration of the spinal discs in the lumbar area over time. With age your spinal discs shrink, and bone spurs happen. Most people over 50 aren’t going to experience symptoms, even though minor […]

Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms and Treatments

Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms and Treatments What is Degenerative Disc Disease? People’s spine wear down with age. Your spinal discs help you move and bend, being little shock absorbers throughout your spine. Degenerative disc disease is osteoarthritis of the spine, and typically occurs in the neck or lower back. The discs that cushion your vertebrae […]

Spine Surgery Types, Risks, and Effects

Spine Surgery Types, Risks, and Effects When is Spinal Surgery Necessary? When it comes to spinal surgery it’s usually to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or back pain and possibly paralyzing spinal damage. Back pain is one of the most common ailments to people, and when lower back pain can’t be managed by anti-inflammatory medications, […]

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatments

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatments What is Spinal Stenosis? If you heard the words spinal stenosis for the first time from your doctor, or maybe from a Google search about lower back pain, or neck pain, you might be wondering just what does spinal stenosis mean? Spinal stenosis happens when one of the openings within […]

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