With a few modifications and considerations, taking up your golf game after spinal stenosis surgery is possible.
For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.
Thoracic herniated discs can cause upper back pain, numbness, and radiating pain.
The first step when treating a back spasm is to get immediate relief by relaxing the muscle. Some effective treatments can include, muscle relaxants, cold therapy, heat therapy, walking, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the pain from the back spasm resolves, physical therapy can help prevent future spasms.
The Spine-health Forums offer a great way for those with chronic conditions to interact, and now they’re better than ever.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, a cervical herniated disc, and rheumatoid arthritis can all cause numbness in your hands. Make sure you have the correct diagnosis before you proceed with a treatment.
Dr. Ullrich describes the reasons why leg pain may persist after spinal surgery.
In my practice, I frequently get asked about when the X-STOP procedure for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis should be considered as a treatment option. Based on the mechanism by which the X-stop device operates, and based on my personal surgical experience, in my opinion the highest predictability for clinical success using the X-stop device exists in patients who fit the following criteria:
As a practicing spine surgeon, I am often asked by patients if their disc decompression surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that lasers are a modern, almost futuristic, up and coming technology.The reality is that lasers have been around for a long time and are almost completely useless when it comes to spine surgery.