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Cervical and Lumbar Herniated Discs

The discs of the spine function as shock absorbers and they also separate the vertebrae (bones) that comprise the spine, serving as “cushions”. With their jelly-like structure, it is possible for one of these discs to bulge, potentially rupturing and resulting in what’s called a herniated disc. There are various symptoms associated with the condition, … Continued

Awareness of Disc-Related Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from the effects of back pain which in severe cases can be disabling, and it remains a leading cause of disability. This pain may result from injuries such as a sprain but it may also be due to the discs of the spinal column. What a patient may think is a … Continued

Scoliosis Surgery May Help Young CP Patients

According to a recent study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, children suffering from cerebral palsy (CP) that are also dealing with scoliosis may see a significantly improved quality of life by undergoing surgery to address scoliosis. Using nearly seventy children with severe cases of CP, the study followed the children for … Continued

What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Millions of people deal with lower back pain on a daily basis. While most cases do not require surgery, there may be a rare situation where a person may be suffering from cauda equina syndrome (CES), a severe back pain condition typically requiring prompt surgical treatment. With CES, there is a compression of the cauda … Continued

What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Experiencing lower back pain not only causes significant discomfort, it may also affect a person’s day to day life depending on the severity of it. In most cases, this back pain is a result of twisting the body in an awkward manner, improperly lifting heavy objects or poor posture. However, it may also be an … Continued

The Essential Role of the Spine and Your Health

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital to improving your quality of life and feeling good each day. Consuming a balanced diet, managing your stress, all of these play important roles in your wellness. Ensuring that your spine is in good shape is also essential to protecting your health. The spine does a tremendous job of … Continued

Better Quality of Life with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Thanks to advancements in procedures, technology, and an understanding of the spine’s unique anatomy, today’s spinal surgery can be achieved successfully by using a minimally invasive approach. These procedures involve less pain and quicker recovery times so that patients can return to enjoying their life free of pain and discomfort. Let’s elaborate. Minimal pain. No … Continued

What Is Neuromuscular Scoliosis?

We’ve previously discussed common types of scoliosis like degenerative scoliosis, which is also known as adult onset scoliosis or de novo scoliosis. One type of scoliosis that you may not be familiar with is neuromuscular scoliosis, which is technically a type of idiopathic scoliosis. As the name implies, neuromuscular scoliosis develops secondary to disorders involving … Continued

What You Should Know About Child Scoliosis

Does your child appear to be having difficulties with posture or are you noticing a spinal curve resembling a C or S shape? It may be an indication of scoliosis, which typically becomes more pronounced during the adolescent stage. There are a couple of things parents or guardians should know when it comes to the … Continued

Returning to Sports After Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

The cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is believed to be genetic, but its true cause remains unknown. The disorder involves a curvature of the spine measuring more than ten degrees and it typically has no symptoms. If the curve is more than 25 degrees, other options such as spinal surgery may be an option … Continued

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