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Understanding Lumbar Disc Replacement vs. Cervical Disc Replacement

2021-02-03T17:02:50+00:00

By Maahir Haque, M.D. Fellowship-trained spine surgeon Spine Group Orlando The bones (vertebral bodies) that make up the spinal column have discs located between them. The spinal column is separated into four regions- the cervical (C), thoracic (T), lumbar (L), and sacral (S) spine. The discs are named individually [read more]

Understanding Lumbar Disc Replacement vs. Cervical Disc Replacement2021-02-03T17:02:50+00:00

How an artificial disc works, successes and obstacles…

2021-02-03T17:29:00+00:00

An artificial disc replacement is intended to duplicate the rotation of a normal, healthy disc and retain motion in the spine, which lessens the risk of herniation at the other disc levels. Artificial discs have been used in Europe since 1987. Because of the FDA’s approval process, artificial disc [read more]

How an artificial disc works, successes and obstacles…2021-02-03T17:29:00+00:00

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – How Does It Work?

2021-02-03T17:31:57+00:00

In traditional spine surgery, the surgeon makes a three inch incision to access the herniated disc, which can disrupt ligaments and tendons making recovery longer and more painful. By contrast, a surgeon who is proficient in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery uses special tools called tubular retractors. A small 1-inch [read more]

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – How Does It Work?2021-02-03T17:31:57+00:00

Back outdoors with Kenai Spine…

2021-02-03T17:35:09+00:00

Diagnosis:  Severe spinal stenosis with bilateral leg pain Treatment:  Decompressive laminectomy and foraminotomy For the past seven years, Frank and his wife Deborah have operated a popular brewery and bar in Alaska. For Frank, work in the brewery often involved some heavy lifting and a lot of standing. Frank [read more]

Back outdoors with Kenai Spine…2021-02-03T17:35:09+00:00

How therapy is used to treat chronic back pain without surgery

2021-02-03T17:37:10+00:00

Sadly, many back and neck pain sufferers travel from doctor to doctor trying to find relief from recurring back pain symptoms and spasms. Along the way, a doctor may have recommended therapy as a non-surgical treatment option. Unfortunately, some people may be disappointed with the result. “Part of the [read more]

How therapy is used to treat chronic back pain without surgery2021-02-03T17:37:10+00:00

Unbiased source of information about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology

2021-02-03T16:54:11+00:00

CentersforArtificialDisc.com was created to provide an unbiased source of information to consumers, primary care physicians and chiropractors about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology and current research on spine care about potential disadvantages of traditional spinal fusion. Recognizing that individual physician web sites often are biased to the capabilities [read more]

Unbiased source of information about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology2021-02-03T16:54:11+00:00

HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOUR BACK THIS YEAR

2021-01-18T21:50:37+00:00

Yoga is becoming a popular recreational activity for both men and women. Yoga, which has been around for thousands of years, is a form of exercise that involves holding various poses to develop core strength. To the casual observer yoga stretches look easy. Once you try them, you’ll find [read more]

HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOUR BACK THIS YEAR2021-01-18T21:50:37+00:00

Back to Africa

2021-01-18T21:44:16+00:00

Dr. Craig Humphreys takes Kenai Spine to Kenya to provide free spine surgery for those in need. Throughout Dr. Humphreys’ career, he has looked for ways to give back to patients and the communities in which he has served. Over the years, Dr. Humphreys has also found great personal [read more]

Back to Africa2021-01-18T21:44:16+00:00