Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial.
For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment.
Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests research.
Microdiscectomy is performed for patients with a painful lumbar herniated disc often known as sciatica. Microdiscectomy is a very common surgery performed by spine surgeons. The operation consists of removing a portion of the intervertebral disc, the herniated or protruding portion that is compressing the spinal nerve root.
Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) using Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Fixation
A transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a surgical procedure that stabilizes the spine and reduces back and leg pain by joining two or more vertebral bones by fusing them with bone forming across the disc space. This minimally invasive technique is used to prevent abnormal movement and allowing for restoration of disc height which then relieves the pressure on the spinal nerves and alleviates leg and back pain without having to open the patient from the front or abdomen and back or a “360” fusion as some of those surgeries are known.