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Is It Safe to Go to the Doctor’s Office For Non-COVID Care Right Now?

The country is gradually emerging from lockdown, with almost every state rolling out phased reopening plans for schools, entertainment venues, and non-essential retailers. But what about a...

Spine

How Much Does Spine Surgery Cost? Factors to Consider When Evaluating an In-Network Doctor.

After discussing surgical options, our patients at DISC Sports & Spine Center frequently have a common question: “How much is spine surgery going to cost?” And it is understandable—they want to...

Spine

What Should One Expect After ALIF Surgery?

Lower back pain can literally be a pain in the you-know-what. It is estimated that around 80 percent of people deal with some form of back pain in their lifetime—but only certain individuals...

Spine

The Importance of Early Mobilization After Spine Surgery

Would you be surprised if your surgeon told you that you’d be out of bed and walking shortly after your spine surgery—usually within hours? Many people still anticipate the “older school” of...

Spine

Best Ways to Treat Facet Joint Syndrome, an Arthritis-like Condition

Have you been experiencing intermittent flares of back or neck pain? Does your neck stiffen up, making it impossible to turn your head? Do you feel pain when you lean backward but lessens when you...

Spine

Knowing the Common Symptoms of Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Have you been suffering from neck pain? Neck pain is very common, and it can occur for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you slept in an uncomfortable position, or you strained a muscle in your neck...

Spine

Understanding a Pain Management Approach to Spine Care

Back and neck pain are incredibly common, but they can’t be lumped into one category. The spine is complex, and what causes pain can vary from person to person. 

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...

Cervical Discs

What is ALIF and is it Right For Me?

Low back pain is a common occurrence, and while the majority of cases will resolve with time, some people may require surgery to relieve their pain. A surgical technique called Anterior Lumbar...

FAQ

Questions and Answers About How Life May Change After Spine Surgery

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, we understand the concerns you might have about any permanent changes to your life after surgery. Yes, you won’t have pain any more, but what else can you expect...

Spine

When is Time to Have Surgery for Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition I encounter frequently in my practice as a spine surgeon. I sometimes see patients who have recently developed symptoms, such as leg pain while walking, and are...

Cervical Discs

Tips for Spine Care

Spine-related health issues have become a national epidemic. Eighty percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point, and 40 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have degenerative...