Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion (TLIF)

A transforaminal lumbar fusion (TLIF) is a technique used to stabilize the spinal vertebrae and the disc between the vertebrae, which acts as a shock absorber. Fusion surgery is designed to create solid bone between adjoining vertebrae, eliminating any movement between the bones, with the goal of reducing pain and nerve irritation. TLIF surgery is […]

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Kyphoplasty

A kyphoplasty is performed on those suffering from compression fractures of the vertebrae, offering the potential to restore bone height and reverse deformity of the spine that may be causing pain. Compression fractures are tiny cracks in the bone of the spine that can eventually cause the vertebrae to collapse and deform. The shape, height, […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal cord stimulation uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs. These electrical impulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain.  Prior to permanent implantation of the spinal cord stimulator, each patient must undergo an external trial stimulator. To affix the trial stimulator, your doctor will insert one […]

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Foraminotomy

The goal of this minimally invasive surgery is to remove pressure on the nerves in the spine by enlarging the area around the foramen, where the nerve exits the spine. Your surgeon will make a small incision just beside your spine at the level of the affected vertebrae. Using a specially-designed microscope and x-ray guidance, […]

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Disc Replacement

A disc replacement is done to replace an intervertebral disc when it can no longer function properly, due to a disc injury or a degenerative condition. The procedure involves the removal of a damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial disc device, preserving mobility in the spine. Artificial discs are designed with the goal […]

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Posterior Lumbar Fusion (PLIF)

A posterior lumbar fusion (PLIF) is a technique used in spinal fusion surgery. As with all spinal fusion surgery, the procedure involves inserting bone graft to a damaged area of the spine to set up a biological response that causes bone to grow between two vertebral segments.  To begin the procedure, the spine is first […]

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Cervical & Lumbar Fusion

During a spinal fusion, two or more vertebral bones are joined together in order to re-stabilize the spine, creating a solid mass of bone. The goal of a spinal fusion is to eliminate flexibility or motion at a painful vertebral segment of the spine. When there’s no mobility, there are no conditions that can cause […]

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Percutaneous Discectomy

A percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure done to treat severe cases of disc herniation. The goal of this procedure is to eliminate pain by shrinking or removing the material surrounding the injured disc. As these disc fragments can cause inflammation and pain, naturally, the removal of this material leads to pain relief and […]

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Cervical & Lumbar Discograms

Diagnostic Test A discogram is a diagnostic imaging test that helps to determine whether a specific intervertebral disc may be the source of back or neck pain. Intervertebral discs are found between the bodies of vertebrae and act as a shock absorber for the spine while providing flexibility. When a disc bulges or ruptures, or […]

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Laminectomy

The goal of a laminectomy is to enlarge the space in your spinal canal to reduce nerve compression or pressure. The lamina is part of the vertebral bone that covers and protects the spinal column. Removing all or part of the lamina during a laminectomy can give a compressed nerve root more space and a […]

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