Degenerative Scoliosis

What is Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine. This side-to-side curve occurs over time as a person gets older. It commonly begins after age 40, and is more frequently seen in patients who suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to lose …

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herniated and bulging discs

What’s the Difference Between Herniated and Bulging Discs?

Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in the spine. They are made up of cartilage – soft cartilage on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. The 23 vertebral discs in the back have three main roles: to act as a shock absorber, to allow for spinal mobility, and to act as ligaments that hold the vertebrae …

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facet joint injections

What is the Facet Joint Injection?

Facet joints are small, bony joints that sit along the spine. They are paired up from the neck to the lower back area. When the joints get inflamed, they cause pain that can be severe. The pain can be acute or chronic, caused by a variety of conditions.    The pain radiates to other parts of the body and causes …

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treating back pain with radiofrequency lesioning

Radiofrequency Lesioning to Treat Back Pain

Are you tired of dealing with back pain that just never goes away? The truth is, chronic back pain can be debilitating and difficult to manage. While many treatments are available to help control your symptoms, radiofrequency lesioning may provide an effective solution. Radiofrequency lesioning uses high-frequency electrical signals to deliver targeted heat directly to the source of your pain …

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compression fractures and osteoporosis

Compression Fractures and Osteoporosis

As we age, our bones get weak, thin, and prone to diseases such as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition where your bones become fragile and weak. This is typically because of hormonal changes, loss of tissue, or calcium and vitamin deficiency.  Osteoporosis can go unnoticed for years, silently affecting your bones until they break or become damaged. The spine, …

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treatments for chronic back pain

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain affects millions of Americans each year. Back pain is not only uncomfortable, but it can be debilitating and cause damage to other parts of the body. Living with back pain interferes with the quality of life regularly and can be incredibly limiting.    Back pain can be acute or chronic, and many factors determine the kind of …

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