Back and Neck Surgery Blog Posts

Leg Pain after a Lumbar Decompression Surgery

Lumbar Stenosis
There are several reasons why leg pain may persist after spinal decompression surgery to ease pain from spinal stenosis.

Facet Joint Pain after Spine Surgery

Facet Joints
The facet joints, located in the back of the spine, can be a source of pain following spine surgery.

Laser Disc Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: Does it Work?

Spinal Stenosis

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.