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Spine Surgery and Sports

Spine Surgery and Sports
When people hear the words “Spine Surgery” or “Spine Fusion”- listeners automatically think of people paralyzed or unable to walk. Unfortunately, this […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Back Pain, Sports, Surgery|

SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation

The following is Dr. Paul Saiz’s article: SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation, which was published in the 2015 September/October publication of Spineline.

Sacroiliac pathology has […]

Why Do Complications Happen?

Once a back or neck surgery decision is made; a consent form is signed detailing risks and benefits of surgery. Typical benefits from surgery include […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Obesity, Smokers, Surgery|

What is Spine Surgery?

When describing surgical options to patients, I often divide procedures into 2 basic concepts. “Unpinch what is pinched” vs “Stop moving parts that hurt from […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy, Neck Pain, Surgery|

Treating Spinal Pain: Fusion vs. Disc Replacement

Traditionally, neck, lower back or spinal pain that cannot be alleviated by aggressive, non-surgical treatment has been treated by spinal fusion. Although there are a […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain|

The Issues with Morbid Obesity and Spine Surgery

There are several factors to consider with morbid obesity and spine surgery. Besides facing complications from spine surgery, patients who are morbidly obese often have […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Obesity, Surgery|

SI Joint Pain and Fusion Surgery

Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion surgery is a surgical procedure that improves stabilization and treats SI pain by fusing the spine and the pelvis, or iliac […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Sacro-iliac Pain

During my training (residency and fellowships), the sacro-iliac joint (SI joint) and sacro-iliac pain was rarely addressed. This complicated piece of anatomy is responsible for […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Morbid Obesity: Does it Increase Problems with Surgery?

As surgeons, we always attempt to provide as much information as possible to our patients ahead of surgery. Obesity has always been thought of as […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Surgery|

Dealing with a Spinal Tumor

A spinal tumor, which can be either cancerous or benign, typically spread to the spinal bones or spinal canal, leading to pain, neurological problems, and […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Spinal Tumors, Surgery|