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What about Laser Spine?

Sometimes during my patient consultations, I receive the question “What about Laser Spine?” Having practiced in Phoenix, AZ and currently living in Las Cruces, NM, […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Laser Surgery, Surgery|

Revision Spine Surgery

Spine surgery, such as decompression and fusion, are common procedures that change the biomechanics of the spine. In some people, this can lead to changes […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Back Pain, Surgery|

Neymar and His Broken Back

Anybody watching the World Cup or familiar with soccer has heard of Neymar and His Broken Back; the star of the Brazilian National Soccer team […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Back Pain|

About Sacro-Iliac Pain

The sacro-iliac joint is the part of the body responsible for transferring weight between the legs and the back and torso. Stress on this joint […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Back Pain, Joint, Sacroiliac Joint|

Minimally Invasive Surgery Option for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Responsible for transforming weight back and forth from the legs to the lower back, the sacroiliac (SI) joint has often been overlooked due to the […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Back Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Located where the spine and pelvis meet, the sacroiliac joint can produce pain in the back and legs due to a variety of factors, which […]

By |February 11th, 2014|Back Pain, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

Paul Saiz MD on the Sources of Leg and Back Pain

An experienced orthopedic spine surgeon, Paul Saiz, MD, recently wrote about the sources of leg and back pain. In his article, Dr. Paul Saiz noted […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Back Pain, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

Spinal Fusion Surgery – Some Considerations for Obese Patients

In recent years, spinal fusion surgery has becoming an increasingly common treatment for severe spinal pain. The operation involves fusing or joining two or more […]

By |January 22nd, 2014|Back Pain, Obesity, Surgery|

Treatment of Pinched Nerves and Painful Movement of the Spine

Treatment of Pinched Nerves and Painful Movement of the Spine
In order to fix what is commonly called pinched nerves, surgeons must remove anatomy to clear […]

By |June 25th, 2013|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy|

Spine Surgery Options for Back Pain

Back pain is recognized as the second-most common neurological disorder in the United States, with nearly $50 billion spent each year in an effort to […]

By |May 22nd, 2013|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy, Surgery|