Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)

Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, or DLIF, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Unlike traditional anterior or posterior approaches to back surgery, DLIF approaches the lumbar spine through the patient's side. Approaching through the side helps the surgeon to avoid major muscles of the back.

2018-08-07T13:26:44-05:00October 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)

How Yoga Techniques Can Improve Spine Health

The spine is one of the largest and most complex structures of the musculoskeletal system. It is responsible for moving the body, maintaining posture, and protecting the spinal cord. A spinal injury or anatomical abnormality may cause spine pain that affects a patient's ability to perform movements and activities essential for day-to-day living. Patients who are interested in improving or maintaining their spine health may consider yoga a great way to do so.

2018-08-07T11:03:05-05:00October 6th, 2018|General|Comments Off on How Yoga Techniques Can Improve Spine Health

Why Does My Back Seem to Hurt More as Cold Weather Comes?

What is it about the approach of winter that seems to aggravate aches and pains, especially neck and back pain? This effect is somewhat controversial in scholarly literature on medicine, but for some people it’s inescapable and excruciating.

2018-08-07T10:33:14-05:00October 1st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Why Does My Back Seem to Hurt More as Cold Weather Comes?