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Realistic Expectations for Herniated Disc Repair

When a patient comes to our office to discuss low back pain, one of their greatest concerns is what will happen if they need surgery. Despite significant advances in surgical techniques, many people still assume that back surgery is open, invasive, painful, and complicated in terms of recovery. One of our primary roles in discussing… Read More »


This Could Be Why Your Back Hurts

Many people complain of back or neck pain regularly. This should not be the beginning and end of the issue. Spinal pain does not typically go away on its own. If your discomfort has lasted more than a few weeks, you may want to consult with a spine specialist. The sooner you do this, the… Read More »


Back & Neck Pain

Your Back or Neck Pain Deserves Special Care

Back and neck pain accounts for the majority of missed days of work. While there could be several reasons to explain the occurrence of chronic or recurrent pain, most people tend to chalk this problem up to age. We can understand why. Instances of back and neck pain do increase as we get older. This… Read More »


What You Want to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Often, people who are struggling with chronic or recurring back or neck pain do not schedule a consultation with a spinal surgeon. The reason why is that they assume a surgeon will want to perform surgery. We understand why this misconception exists and continue to change it one patient at a time. If you have… Read More »


Sciatica: When Is Surgery Necessary?

Many thousands of people experience sciatica pain each year. Many of them seek medical treatment due to persistent, worsening, or recurrent pain. The term sciatica describes compression of the sciatic nerve. When this large nerve, which travels down the buttocks and backs of the legs, is compressed, symptoms may range from mildly frustrating to debilitating.… Read More »


When a Pinched Nerve is a Pain in the Neck

We often hear the term “pain in the neck” to describe a variety of frustrations. To say that neck pain is a pain in the neck is both playful and a start reality. When persistent aching or tension is experienced, it may be difficult to do certain activities. When a pinched nerve in the neck… Read More »


How to Prepare for Your Consultation with a Spine Specialist

Back and neck pain are not normal. However, these are two of the most common problems that adults live with. Many people tolerate chronic pain for months or years before seeking medical care. We understand why. There are a few common reasons. One is that people often do not think their pain will last. Over… Read More »


Might Spinal Surgery Need to be Repeated?

We understand that undergoing a spinal procedure is a big decision and one that is not made lightly. Patients who are considering surgery are typically experiencing chronic or debilitating pain. The decision to have surgery rides on the hope of resolving a substantial degree of that pain. So, the prospect of needing another surgery in… Read More »



Spinal Fusion Surgery Offers Distinct Benefits

Back and neck pain can be treated in several different ways, most of which do not involve surgery. Even a spinal surgeon will lean toward nonsurgical modalities unless surgery is deemed the only way to improve a patient’s comfort and quality of life. The assumption that a spinal specialist will want to promote surgical treatments… Read More »


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