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.
If you are considering back surgery, you need to know that laser surgery is useful for some conditions, but it isn’t a miracle cure and it isn’t for everyone.
Some types of spine surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques that result in a shorter hospital stay and less pain. Explore whether or not this could be an option for you.
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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Your spine is amazing. It holds you securely upright, while providing you with incredible flexibility that allows you to bend and twist. However, the spine is a common source of pain for many people.