Your cervical spine is made up of the seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other in your neck area. The cervical disks are the cushions that lie between the cervical vertebrae and act as shock absorbers to allow your neck to move freely.
New 3-D Printed Tritanium® Device for Spine Surgery Debuts at the Silver Spine & Neurological Center
There’s good news for patients facing surgery to relieve back pain due to degenerative disc disease—back pain originating in the disc with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies.
On May 26th 2016, 66-year old female was the first to receive a Tritanium TLIF cage in the Dallas-Fort Worth region at Baylor & Scott White Hospital of McKinney, Texas, by Dr. M. Viktor Silver – Double Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon
If you are a tobacco smoker, you may wonder how such a habit can cause or increase pain in the back. After all, the most common causes of back pain that we hear about the most have to do with strenuous activity, over-exercising, or a predisposed condition. Having a cigarette doesn’t seem to have any connection with putting strain on the back, so what’s the science behind this… and is there any truth to it?
The upper back (comprised of the 12 vertebrae in the middle of the spine) allows you to stand upright and protects the organs in your chest. Upper back injuries and problems are less common than lower back problems are, but they can be just as serious and painful. If you’re one of the unfortunate people who experiences upper back pain, read on to learn more.