Tips for Golfing with Spinal Stenosis

With a few modifications and considerations, taking up your golf game after spinal stenosis surgery is possible.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

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.

How a Herniated Disc in Your Upper Back Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Thoracic herniated discs can cause upper back pain, numbness, and radiating pain.

What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

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.

New Features Make the Spine-Health Forums Easier to Use

The Spine-health Forums offer a great way for those with chronic conditions to interact, and now they’re better than ever.

Getting the Right Diagnosis for Numb Fingers

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.

Leg Pain after a Lumbar Decompression Surgery

Dr. Ullrich describes the reasons why leg pain may persist after spinal surgery.

Who is a Good Candidate for the X-STOP Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? One Spine Surgeon's Opinion.

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:

Laser Disc Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: Does it Work?

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.

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