If you have spinal stenosis or spinal instability, spine fusion may be a good option. Our orthopaedic surgeon explains.
Inflammation of the spinal tissue can cause debilitating pain with few treatment options ― until now. A specialist explains two new treatments.
If you’ve struggled with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), you know it can impact your life. Until a few years ago, the only treatment options available were either of two extremes: conservative therapies or open spine surgery. Now, there’s a new outpatient procedure called mild® that can help certain patients.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
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