What to Do For Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great hope and joy, but also of significant discomfort. Though heartburn and difficulty sleeping are part and parcel of the process, back pain is the problem that seems to surprise and bother women the most. There’s no question that pregnancy puts tremendous stress on the body’s muscles, and it only… Continue Reading

Study Confirms Comparable Outcome for Inpatient and Outpatient Cervical Discectomy

If you’ve been experiencing neck pain along with weakness and pain in your arm or hand, you may be suffering from a herniated or degenerated disc in your neck. If you come to our spine specialty practice for this condition, our cervical spine specialist will initially suggest a conservative approach that includes physical therapy, and… Continue Reading

First-of-its-Kind Device Granted FDA Approval for Treatment of Pediatric Scoliosis

This week the FDA approved an innovative device called a spinal tether for the treatment of progressive idiopathic scoliosis. The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System is for use in children and adolescents for whom conservative treatments have been unsuccessful, and in whom spinal curve have reached or are approaching the point at which surgery… Continue Reading

The Cracking and Popping Back

Some people have noisy backs, that pop and crack whenever they twist to the right or left, or bend over to pick something up or touch their toes. Others don’t find the sound occurring organically, but purposely put themselves through a series of stretches (or manipulations) with the specific purpose of making their backs crack.… Continue Reading

Robotics Is the Future of Spine Surgery

When people imagine having spine surgery, there’s a good chance they see a mile-long scar and a person lying flat on their back, recovering for weeks. The truth is that in the last several years, spine surgery has not only become much safer, but the incisions have become much smaller and recovery is much less… Continue Reading

Experts Suggest Exercises to Counter Technology’s Impact on the Spine

There has been a plethora of articles decrying the physical impact that our growing technology addiction is having: from text neck to evidence of bony spurs growing in teenagers’ necks, researchers are increasingly concerned that the multiple hours that are being spent bent over smartphone and tablet screens are having a devastating effect on human… Continue Reading