• Do You Suffer from Sciatica?

    Sciatica is one of the most common spine problems encountered by doctors. Patients with sciatica complain of pain that begins in their lower backs and radiates through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. Although in some cases it can be treated conservatively with rest and exercise, minimally invasive surgery is recommended in […]

  • A Patient’s Guide to Kyphoplasty Surgery

    Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery performed to treat compression fractures in the spine. These fractures often occur as the result of osteoporosis but are also associated with spinal tumors and traumatic injuries. Kyphoplasty is performed to ease back pain caused by compression fractures and to stabilize the bones affected by the fractures. The procedure […]

  • Common Issues Teens Have with Back Braces

    Wearing a back brace is a helpful way of treating scoliosis in teens, but it can also cause several concerns for young patients. Fortunately, with the help of a spine doctor and parental support, teens with scoliosis can overcome their worries about wearing a back brace and get the treatment they need. Here are some […]

  • Types of Bone Grafts

    If you plan on undergoing spinal fusion, such as a lateral thoracic fusion, your spine surgeon will use bone graft material to facilitate the fusion of bone. Talk to your spine surgeon about your bone graft options, which may include an autograft. This is a commonly used type of bone graft that involves taking bone […]

  • What Is a Laminectomy?

    If you have spinal stenosis, you may experience back pain if pressure is being exerted on your spinal cord. To solve this problem, your spine doctor might recommend a surgery known as a laminectomy. The lamina is the bony covering on the back of the vertebra. It covers the spinal canal. During a laminectomy, your […]