The Benefits of Radiosurgery

Each year, millions of patients are diagnosed with metastatic spinal tumors. These tumors cause considerable pain, debilitation of the spinal column, instability, and neurological deficits, according to the National Institutes of Health. Over the last few years, radiosurgery has gained considerable notice among patients. Radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure, which is considered an effective alternative… Read More »

Sciatica: Triggers and Treatments

Sciatica is a condition that causes patients to experience pain within the sciatic nerves. These nerves extend from the lower back through the hips and buttock areas, and down each leg. In most cases, sciatica only impacts one side of the body. Triggers Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched. “Pinching” occurs due to… Read More »

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joints connect the base of the spine (the “sacrum”) to the ilium of the pelvis or hip bone. When there is abnormal motion or inflammation of these joints, severe pain can result. The condition is known as “Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction.” There are several different names for this condition, including SI Joint… Read More »

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 »

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