It Won’t “Just Go Away”

Many people write off back pain as a problem that will go away on its own with time.  But ignoring back pain can cost you.  You may think that you can throw down a couple of anti-inflammatories to deal with the symptoms, but this pain may evolve into a chronic debilitating condition. Receiving an accurate, […]

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New Surgical Technology For Herniated Discs

  You’ve received an expert diagnosis for your back or sciatic pain and it’s conclusive.  You’ve got a herniated disc.  Now that you know what the problem is, what’s the prognosis?  How will your spine specialist recommend that you proceed? A lot depends on the level of pain you’re experiencing and whether that pain is […]

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When Is The Use of Lasers in Spine Surgery the Right Approach?

The use of lasers in spine surgery is undoubtedly popular, but often misinterpreted. Over the last 3-5 years, public demand for “laser spine surgery” has increased sharply due to increased advertising. A common question that is often asked is if “laser spine surgery” is better than traditional spinal surgery techniques. There is a misinterpretation of […]

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Spinal Surgery Restores a Woman’s Vision

  Even though it was unintended, spinal surgery may have resulted in a Florida woman regaining her vision. Mary Ann Franco of Okeechobee, Florida, was rendered blind from a car accident in 1995. In early 2016, Ms. Franco underwent surgery to relieve severe neck pain after a fall at home. After the spinal surgery (and […]

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The Truth About Degenerative Disc Disease

Our spine specialists diagnose people with degenerative disc disease often in this practice.  We’ve come to know that many people are confused about what the diagnosis means and how it will impact their lives.  In this post, we’ll share the truth about it with you. Most will be familiar with the term, but did you […]

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Learning About Arthritis Of The Spine

  Arthritis of the spine is a painful reality for many people.  Generally striking older patients, it can be seen even in the young.  The lumbar (lower back) area of the spine is the one most prone to arthritis.  Knowledge is power, so this post is dedicated to exploring the various types of spinal arthritis […]

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