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Posted on August 03, 2016
Laser surgery cannot be used to treat every spine condition, but it is applicable to the majority of common spine conditions, including herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, arthritis and bone spurs
Most spinal conditions are caused by displaced tissue pressing against the spinal cord or nerve roots, with disc material and vertebral bone being the common culprits. Therefore, surgery is aimed at removing the offending tissue, while leaving all of the other spinal structures intact. Laser spine surgery is well suited to this task.
 
Posted on August 03, 2016
Because the cervical spine contains so many nerves, in rare cases an untreated cervical disc herniation can eventually lead to paralysis. For that reason, progressive symptoms are treated more aggressively, with surgery considered sooner. Even the common symptoms of a cervical herniated disc — pain, tingling or muscle weakness — should never be considered your “new normal.” Conditions of the cervical spine can and should be treated as soon as possible.
 
Posted on August 01, 2016
Spinal problems are not always back problems. A cervical spine disc herniation is when one of the discs located within the neck ruptures in one or more places, allowing the inner portion to bulge out. This can cause the disc to press against the spinal cord or the nerve roots, causing potentially debilitating pain.
 
Posted on July 27, 2016
Prescription and non-prescription pain medications are generally considered safe and effective for mild to moderate pain that is not chronic.
 
Posted on July 27, 2016
eDiscSculpt Technique and Spinal Stenosis
 
Posted on July 25, 2016
All of us at some point will experience some temporary back pain. However, for others, a sudden injury or age-related degeneration can lead to a chronic back condition.
 
Posted on July 20, 2016
Outpatient Back Surgery with the eDiscSculpt Technique®
 
Posted on July 18, 2016
If your ongoing back pain has gotten bad enough that nothing else seems to help and/or the use of drugs is contraindicated because of side effects or risk of addiction, laser spine treatment promises relief for many. 
 
Posted on July 14, 2016
When back pain becomes extreme, patients will begin to consider extreme measures. Traditional open back surgery involves literally "going under the knife” with a scalpel. The back is opened up and surgeons must move muscle aside in order to get to the problem area (such as a herniated disc) and repair the damage.
 
Posted on May 17, 2016
“WHY IS EVERYONE SUDDENLY TALKING ABOUT CORE STRENGTH?” As you’ve noticed, your spine isn’t just a floating column of bone connecting your pelvis and your head. There are several muscles involved in this balancing act, mainly your back muscles and your abdominals. Those six-pack abs are mostly for show. It’s the deep abdominal muscles — called the core — that attach to your ribs, pelvis and indirectly to the lumbar spine to offer support. Meanwhile, your back muscles are layered, with each layer working to balance the spine. “HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CORE IS WEAK?”
 

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