Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

In fusion surgery (also called arthrodesis) two bones are fused together to form a single piece of bone tissue. When fusion surgery is done with vertebrae in the spine, the bones are fused together and the disc space between them no longer exists. Thus, two vertebrae are fused together to form a single, solid bone.

2018-08-07T10:47:18-05:00August 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Spinal Stenosis

Pain, tingling, weakness and instability - all these can result from stenosis, a narrowing of the canal in the vertebrae that can pinch and damage the spinal cord.

2018-08-07T10:47:48-05:00August 21st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Spinal Stenosis

Vitamin D Overview

Known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” Vitamin D helps your body absorb and use calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, among other benefits.

2018-08-07T10:49:15-05:00August 11th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Vitamin D Overview

Watch Your Back – Tips for a Healthy Spine

Anyone who's suffered back pain knows how important it is to protect your spine. Here are six easy ways to watch out for yourself, and avoid spine trouble that could save you a lot of pain.

2018-08-07T13:34:38-05:00August 6th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Watch Your Back – Tips for a Healthy Spine

Where Neck Pain Begins

Whether it's a result of bad posture, an overuse injury, degeneration from aging, or trauma, neck pain can be rough. For some, pain may only last for a few hours, but for others it may linger for days. Chronic neck pain may continue for weeks, or even years.

2018-08-07T13:34:07-05:00August 1st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Where Neck Pain Begins