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What are Facet Joint Disorders?

The facet joints are structures which connect vertebrae to one another. The main purpose of them is to provide support and stability to the spine. Facet joint disorders occur when these joints become injured. Let’s take a closer look at some common questions about these disorders, and how they can be treated. What causes facet… Read More »


What is Coccydynia?

Although fairly rare, tailbone pain is often debilitating, since it causes persistent pain in the lower spinal area. This pain is usually temporary, although it can sometimes turn into a serious, long-term issue. Let’s take a closer look at this condition, and some of the most important questions about it. What is Coccydynia? Coccydynia is… Read More »


Common Questions about Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a spinal condition that causes patients to appear slouched or hunched over. While most cases of Kyphosis are fairly mild, others can be seriously debilitating. Here are some commonly asked questions about this condition. What causes Kyphosis? Kyphosis occurs when bones of the spinal column (the “vertebrae”) become curved in an abnormal manner.… Read More »


Common Questions About Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury of the spine that is often associated with car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, but it can also be sustained during a sport or a fall. Here are the most commonly asked questions regarding whiplash and how it can be treated. What is whiplash? Whiplash, also known as a neck strain, is… Read More »


Top Questions about CyberKnife Radiosurgery

Since October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, there is no better time to speak about the many different treatments options now available to patients. In the past, there were few options other than invasive surgery, but fortunately, there have been many advances in cancer treatments. One innovative treatment is CyberKnife radiosurgery. To… Read More »


Types of Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is the destabilization of the spinal vertebrae. This condition occurs when a vertebra in the spine slips forward out of its proper position and onto the bone below it. Spondylolisthesis can be caused by several factors, including disease and injury. One of the most common symptoms is back pain that can radiate down to… Read More »


Top Patient Questions about Radiosurgery

For patients living with tumors, lesions, or certain functional disorders, there can never be too many tools to aid in treatment. One such tool is Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), an innovative, non-surgical option for patients living with these abnormalities or disorders. Essentially a precise form of radiation therapy, radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to more traditional… Read More »


Welcome

Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Non-Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery. We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor is the key to… Read More »


5 Major Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis occurs with the narrowing of one or more areas of the spine, which places pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. Some people may not show any symptoms, but many experience pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and issues with bladder or bowel function. Pain, numbing, and cramping can… Read More »


How to Prevent Spinal Injuries

Spine injuries can occur for a multitude of reasons. They’re painful, inconvenient, and sometimes very dangerous to our health. Although there isn’t always a cure for a spinal trauma, it can typically be prevented. Let’s look at how to reduce your risk of spinal injury, partially according to the Mayo Clinic, below. Top 5 Ways… Read More »


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