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Learn more about Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, is a common spinal condition where the nucleus pulposus, an inner gel-like material, of an intervertebral disc protrudes...

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Learn more about Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Tethered spinal cord syndrome (TSCS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an abnormal attachment of the spinal cord to surrounding tissues, typically at the base of the spine. This abnormal...

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Learn more about Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, colloquially called a “pinched nerve,” is a condition where the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord become compressed or inflamed, leading to pain, weakness, numbness, or...

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5 Myths About Spine Surgery

When faced with the prospect of spine surgery, it's natural to feel apprehensive and uncertain. Misconceptions and myths can often cloud our judgment, influencing our decisions and potentially...

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When to Consider a Second Opinion for Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a serious procedure to undergo, so it makes sense why patients may consider getting a second opinion for additional insights in order to make a well-informed decision about their...

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Top 10 Tips for Finding a Spine Surgeon You Can Trust

Undergoing spine surgery is a big deal, which is why it’s vital to find a surgeon you can trust. At DISC, we want you to feel confident in your diagnosis and treatment plan — and that starts with...

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Learn more about Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Lumbar Fusion Overview:

Lumbar fusion surgery, also known as spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure designed to “weld” adjacent vertebrae into one solid bone in the lower back (lumbar spine),...

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Learn More About Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, typically due to age-related changes or structural issues. It causes the small spaces between the vertebrae to become...

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Learn More About Sciatica: What It Is and How To Treat It

Sciatica is a term used to describe symptoms rather than a specific medical condition. It’s typically caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body...

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Learn More About Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that affects the discs between the spinal vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae allowing for flexibility and cushioning....

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Herniated Disc Treatment Options

In this article, we'll take a high-level look at the types of treatments available for patients suffering from disc herniations. The headline is this: many patients do not need surgery. There are...

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What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is a painful, often debilitating condition where a fragment of the soft nucleus of an intervertebral disc pushes through the tough outer annulus. In other words, the tissue between...