Don’t Get Bulldozed. How to find a Spine Specialist.
There is a specialist for almost any illness, symptom or injury. Once the decision has been made that more specialized care is necessary, finding someone you can trust is the most difficult thing to do. As spine surgery is the specialty of this practice, we’ll explain how to pick a spine surgeon. Let’s talk… You […]
InterLaminar Decompression and Instrumentation
Spinal stenosis is a very common problem afflicting many people after the age of 60. It should not be considered a disease, but rather a normal process of aging. The degenerative cascade is the process by which the disk degenerates or collapses. Because of the collapse, the facet joints of the posterior spine rub abnormally […]
Robot Assisted Spine Surgery: A developing technology
The technology that allows spine surgeons to perform often complex procedures has grown rapidly in the last two decades. Some of these technologies including minimally invasive endoscopic and laser spine surgery has been joined by robotic assisted spine surgery in the last few years. These technologies have been developed with the potential to offer patient […]
How Common are Disc Herniations?
Surprisingly, I am rarely asked questions about frequency of disc herniations. But the answer is, it is very common. The better question is, “Is the disc herniation seen on the MRI the cause of my pain?”. The answer to that question is maybe. Research has demonstrated that findings of disc protrusions, disc hernations, and disc degeneration are very […]
Cervical Neck Fractures
CT Scan of Cervical Neck Fractures: Facet fracture and fragment in Foramen Transversalis Cervical Neck Fractures are a common presentation associated with severe neck pain after trauma. Unfortunately, cervical neck fractures commonly present after sports or recreational activities. Common causes include diving accidents, football collisions, and racing activities. Because of the activities involve, the […]
The Drug Addict is Not Who you Think
So many people have a picture in their heads of what a drug addict looks like, what their lives are like, and how they ended up with such a problem. A good portion of these people would be wrong. Instead of an unemployed, dirty hobo lying in an alley that most people picture, a good portion […]