Back and Neck Surgery Blog Posts

A Visual Guide to Understanding Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure for a spinal fracture which restores height to a vertebral body.

A Visual Guide to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Surgery

Get a step-by-step visual overview of what an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedure entails.

Why Do I Need Psychological Screening for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Here’s what to expect during the psychological screening required before starting spinal cord stimulation.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Cervical Laminectomy Surgery

Cervical stenosis can cause spinal cord compression in the neck, which can lead to pain, slow gait, and other symptoms. A cervical laminectomy can relieve spinal cord pressure and reduce symptoms.

ACDF vs. Physical Therapy for Neck and Arm Pain

A new study implies that certain patient factors may predict stronger outcomes for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery, followed by physical therapy, versus undergoing physical therapy alone.

Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Can Relieve Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

An artificial cervical disc can help ease the pain, weakness, and numbness that may be caused by a cervical herniated disc. Our newest video describes how a cervical disc replacement procedure is done.

6 Tips to Have a Productive Doctor’s Visit if You Have Sciatica

Visiting the doctor for your sciatica symptoms? These 6 tips can help you maximize your appointment.

You Have Options for Degenerative Disc Pain

Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.

Minimizing the Risk of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) refers to chronic back or neck pain, with or without extremity pain, which occurs if spine surgery does not achieve the desired result.