Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna was the first hospital in Alaska to install the most current surgical navigation technology — the O-arm. O-arm® Surgical Imaging allows the surgeon fast access to real-time 3D high quality images of a patient’s anatomy which greatly helps during complex spinal and orthopaedic procedures. [read more]
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Benefits of the artificial disc: PROS & CONS Retains motion of the vertebrae. Prevents damage to other levels. No bone graft required. Quicker recovery. Less painful surgery than a fusion. Less blood loss during surgery. Spine surgeons may be cautious about artificial discs because: Wear and tear on artificial [read more]
While most back or neck pain is caused by either a muscle or ligament strain, which never requires surgery, some people can herniate a disc which can require spine surgery to relieve the symptoms. In some cases, the presence of a herniated disc can imply that the patient is [read more]
Top-trained spine surgeons advise on CentersforArtificialDisc.com when to consider artificial disc replacement in 2021admin2022-06-14T15:12:19+00:00
Top-trained spine surgeons advise on CentersforArtificialDisc.com when to consider artificial disc replacement in 2021 If you’ve been told you have a herniated disc, you probably have also been told you need a spinal fusion, which up to a year ago has been the traditional treatment for herniated discs. However, [read more]
Back and neck pain can sometimes be caused by a disc bulge or herniation that presses on a nearby nerve root branching off from the spinal cord. This can cause painful inflammation around this nerve root. The symptoms can include pain that radiates into an arm or leg, or [read more]
Spine therapy relieves pain and makes the back stronger, more flexible & resistant to future strain 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 [read more]
Traditional “open” spine surgery may require several days in the hospital as it may involve a three-inch long incision, in which muscles and tissues are separated for optimal access to the injury site. The surgery usually results in trauma to surrounding tissues and some blood loss. Because of this [read more]
Traditionally, the common treatment for repairing herniated discs in the neck was an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) procedure. In a fusion surgery, the disc is removed and either a bone spacer or a plastic implant is be placed in the disc space to restore disc height and [read more]