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What Is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Does your back pain constantly keep you down? If so, you’re definitely not alone—back pain is extremely common and can occur for a myriad of reasons. One of the most common causes of back pain is...

Lumbar Spine

Top Tips to Relieve Sciatica Pain

Did you know that up to four out of 10 people will experience sciatica pain at some point during their lives? When symptoms flare, sciatica pain can make it hard to carry out normal daily...

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...

Lumbar Spine

Treatment Options for Lumbar Back Pain

Did you know that lumbar back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide? There’s no denying the impact this common condition can have on your everyday life. If you’ve been dealing with...

Herniated Discs

8 Ways to Deal with Sciatica and Sciatic Pain

If you’ve experienced sciatica, or sciatic pain, you’ve no doubt looked for ways to relieve it. The longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve starts in your lower back and branches off to run...

Patient Education

Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain (Conservative and Surgery)

“I’ve been having a lot of pain in my lower back, and it’s traveling down my leg.” If a patient comes into DISC Sports & Spine Center with a complaint like this, it’s likely due to sciatic nerve...

Lumbar Spine

When Is Lumbar Fusion Necessary?

When talking to my patients, I’ve found that there is often concern about the prospect of having lumbar fusion surgery. Although I always encourage them to carefully consider their surgical options

Lumbar Spine

Does Having Lumbar Back Pain Mean That I Need Surgery?

Some people live with lumbar back pain for years, worried that a visit to a specialist will ultimately lead to surgery. But as a spine surgeon, I have some good news … Most of the time, surgery...