Learning Library: Maximum Access Surgery Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MAS® PLIF): What is it and is it right for me?

Learning Library: Maximum Access Surgery Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MAS® PLIF): What is it and is it right for me?

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a surgical technique that attempts to eliminate instability in the back and pain in the lower back and lower extremities. A Maximum Access Surgery posterior lumbar interbody fusion (MAS PLIF) achieves this by using a less disruptive approach to decompress nerve roots and fuse one or more vertebrae together to reduce their motion.

Fighting for a life

Fighting for a life

“The surgery was 100 percent successful,” Sheryl said. “The pain, the migraines… everything is gone. They fixed the problem and now I’m regaining strength and stamina. I pass people on the street and smile at them. I’m 31 years old and I’m ready to live my life. I’m ready to play my violin again.”

Learning Library: What is the XLIF® procedure, and is it right for me?

Learning Library: What is the XLIF® procedure, and is it right for me?

When you are considering back surgery as a solution to your chronic back pain, we know there are many options to consider. Through The Better Way Back® program, we want to help by providing information, education, and support. Please know that while this website provides information about many different non-surgical and surgical options, it is not meant to replace any personal conversations that you should have with your physician or other members of your healthcare team.

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month so we want to highlight one of the main causes of back pain, osteoarthritis of the spine (also known as spinal osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis).

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As part of Osteoporosis Awareness/Prevention Month, we want to talk about this extremely prevalent disease that often causes back pain. Get the facts about prevention and detection before it is too late.