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What is Myelopathy?

What is Myelopathy? What is Myelopathy? Myelopathy is the result of compression of the spinal cord, often in the cervical area of the spine. The compression of the neck portion of the spine can cause problems with fine motor skills, pain in the neck, loss of balance and trouble walking. What Causes Cervical Myelopathy? The […]

What is Radiculopathy and How Do I Treat It?

What is Radiculopathy and How Do I Treat It? What is Radiculopathy? Radiculopathy is basically when a nerve root is pinched in the spinal column and the symptoms that follow. That means whenever a nerve is pinched anywhere in your spine, from your neck to your lower back, the resulting symptoms are called radiculopathy. What […]

How to Sleep with Lower Back Pain

How to Sleep with Lower Back Pain Chronic lower back pain is a common ailment to many, and can lower the quality of life for those effected by it. There are many reasons for lower back pain, so lets explore how to sleep with lower back pain, and what could make it worse or better. […]

Crick in the Neck

How to Treat a Crick in the Neck What is a crick in the neck? A crick in the neck is common from a number of causes. The neck feels stiff, harder to turn, and might be associated with pain in the neck, shoulders, or arms. You may also experience a headache with these symptoms. […]

Get to Know Your Spine Surgeon

Get to Know Your Spine Surgeon Do you know your spine surgeon? Surgical treatment of patients with spinal conditions (neck and back pain) is challenging and it takes years of education, preparation and training. If you or anyone you know is considering spinal surgery, make sure you know your surgeon. Specifically, they should be a […]

Cold Laser Therapy for Pain

Cold Laser Therapy for Pain What is cold laser therapy? Cold laser therapy is used to treat soft tissue injuries (about 1.5 inches deep) using low power laser energy that penetrates the tissue to stimulate the cells to heal. It is a form of light therapy that triggers changes in the cells resulting in biological […]

Car Accident Causing Nerve Damage

Can Car Accidents or Other Trauma Cause Nerve Damage? About the Peripheral Nervous System The human nervous system has two parts, the first part being central nervous system which is the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system are the parts of the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord. This includes cranial […]

Laser Spine Surgery

Laser Spine Surgery What is laser spine surgery? Laser spinal surgery, or percutaneous laser disc decompression, utilizes an advanced laser machine which uses the heat from the laser to evaporate soft tissues in your spine to decompress areas causing you pain. How does laser spine surgery work? The first step is deciding whether or not […]

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 […]

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