It’s a busy, chaotic time of year. With the cold temperatures, snow, and icy surfaces, it’s also a time when you should be careful to minimize risks of new back injuries or reinjuring your recovering back. Here are three tips to help you avoid unnecessary pain this season:
Greet your recovering spine each day with some simple yoga exercises. Yoga is recommended for some patients recovering from spinal fusion surgery. Before beginning any yoga practice, talk with your doctor, physical therapist, or healthcare provider about adding it to your pain management plan or rehabilitation.
Having a consultation with a spine surgeon can be overwhelming. You probably have a lot of questions and want to make sure you leave with a clear understanding of your diagnosis, treatment options, and next steps. Here is a list of the five things we recommend taking to your spine surgeon consultation
Since you are likely considering the eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®) procedure, we selected the 10 questions we thought are most important for patients undergoing back surgery. In no particular order, here they are:
The eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) procedure is a minimally disruptive surgical procedure for spine surgery that is performed through the side of the body. It is designed to treat a range of spinal pathologies, including degenerative disc disease (DDD), advanced DDD with degenerative spondylolisthesis, and advanced DDD with degenerative scoliosis.
Fall is here. With the changes in the seasons come some changes to your chores and daily activities. As you get outside, here are some tips to help keep your back healthy and avoid unnecessary pain.
Patients ask us all the time, “What can I expect after my surgery?” While you’re preparing to talk to your physician more about your procedure, here is some general information about what to expect after an eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) procedure.
Are you planning a family gathering or barbecue? Be careful to not exacerbate any existing back injuries with these four tips:
Surgery is not always the best option for people living with chronic back or leg pain. Here are some of the most common conservative treatment options for chronic back and leg pain