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DISC Takes Precautions to Avoid the Spread of the Coronavirus

It is nearly impossible to turn on your television or check social media and not be confronted with news about the coronavirus, COVID-19. But it’s for good reason. 

Patient Education

Why Does Cold Weather Affect My Arthritis?

Anyone who struggles with arthritis knows all about the aches and pains that seem to come along with cold weather. The temperature drops, and like clockwork, you start to feel it in your muscles...

Artificial Discs

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease and What Are the Long-Term Effects?

At one point or another, we all experience some type of lower back or neck pain. And although a few aches and pains are hardly cause for concern, in some cases they can be indicative of a larger...

Orthopedic Care

What to Expect from Your Orthopedic Surgeon at Your Next Appointment

You know the importance of taking an active role in your healthcare, and that’s why you’ve scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. But you may not know one of the best ways to ...

Spine Health

Spine Surgery Recovery: What to Know About the Effects of Anesthesia

Part of preparing for spine surgery is knowing what to expect after surgery. In addition to counseling you on managing post-operative pain or limiting your activities, your surgeon or...

Spine Health

What Is Laser Spine Surgery? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Most cases of back or neck pain will resolve without the need for surgery, but for some people, surgery may actually be the best treatment. If you fall into this category and have been...

Patient Education

Here’s What to Expect from a Pain Management Doctor

Consistent pain can be debilitating and discouraging. It can keep you from living the healthy, active lifestyle you want and can have a significant impact on your mental health and overall quality...

Patient Stories

Patient Story: Hollywood Prop Master Gregg Bilson

For Hollywood Prop Master Gregg Bilson, experiencing pain wasn’t an option. As CEO and president of one of the largest prop houses in the world, physical activities are a large part of his...

Patient Stories

Patient Story: Coco Zurita Receives Meniscus Surgery after X Games Stunt Injury

For professional Red Bull athlete Coco Zurita, high-flying stunts in the saddle of his bike are a part of his everyday routine. Pushing the limits in riding has made this BMX athlete one of the...

Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections and Sciatica Pain

Are you looking for a treatment to end your sciatica pain? In addition to discomfort in your lower back, you may experience pain, numbness, or weakness traveling down your leg. And because simple...

Patient Education

Alternative Treatment Options to ACDF Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with a damaged disc in your neck? Are you experiencing radiating pain or numbness and weakness in your arm from pressure on your spinal cord or nerves? Perhaps your doctor...

Preparing for Surgery: What to Expect from General Anesthesia

If you are preparing for minimally invasive spine surgery, you may have been told that you’ll need to go under general anesthesia. This means you’ll be given special medications to put you into a...