The good news for patients suffering from herniated disc is that several researches have proved that herniated disc related problems can be easily resolved within 6 weeks, even without using treatment and exercises. Majority of the cases can also be resolved by just taking adequate rest and without even undergoing surgery or intensive treatment. The […]
Spine decompression is a type of surgery performed to remove pressure applied on the spine or nerve root. This surgery works by removing the lamina to widen the spaces in the spine or nerve roots to relieve all symptoms that are related to spinal cord irritation and compression. Such symptoms include numbness, pain, weakness and […]
The human body bears a spine with 33 vertebrae, all aligned to provide support for the body and at the same time, accommodates a passageway for the nerves and spinal cord. On top of the spine is located the seven cervical vertebrae, and then followed by a twelve vertebrae in which 12 rib pairs originated. […]
From the brain’s base through the spinal bone and extending down to the lower back runs the spinal cord. Right after a child is conceived, certain cells gather together to form a pipe that will develop into the spinal cord. If this pipe fails to close completely, tethering of the spinal cord can occur. In […]
Spine surgery is the last option for treating back pains but there are some emergencies that will need immediate surgical procedure. In most cases, spine surgery is considered if therapy does not help alleviate the pain.
Spine surgeons are doctors who have received medical training in diagnosing and treating spine disorders and related conditions of the neck, mid-back and lower back. Other such disorders include the following:
Cervical stenosis is a condition wherein the spinal canal becomes compressed. When this happens, the spinal cord and the nerves will not have enough space. This may lead to either myelopathy or radiculopathy or worse, a combination of the two called myeloradiculopathy. These conditions are all classified by spinal cord and nerve damages.
The main objective of a cervical spine surgery is to relieve pain, restore proper nerve function and prevent irregular movements of the spine. It is basically performed by removing a portion of a bone or disc and then fusing the spine with a bone graft in the front or back of the vertebrae. The bone […]
Spine fracture due to osteoporosis is very common and as a matter of fact, approximately 700,000 people in the United States alone are suffering from this disorder each year. The problem with spine fracture is that it is not diagnosed and treated most of the time. People always think of it as a simple back […]
Cervical spine arthritis is also known as spondylosis, a condition that affects the upper spine. Arthritis is generally caused by the wearing and tearing of cartilage in the joints, which results from injuries or aging. Cervical spine arthritis is caused by degeneration of the cervical vertebrae caused by wearing-off of the cartilages in between them. […]
A cervical herniated disc is a typical cause of pain in the arm, shoulder, and neck. Its symptoms may be any of the following: dull or intense pain between your shoulder blades or in your neck; pain that extends down your arm to your hand or your fingers; and numbness or a tingling sensation in […]
Several factors are considered before deciding that cervical disc replacement is the best treatment option versus fusion surgery or conventional decompression. The benefits and risks of cervical disc replacement can only be understood with in-depth, long term and numerous studies, and this fact is the biggest consideration. Presently, much of the data on the cervical […]