Category Archive for: ‘Spine Surgery’

Mayo Clinic: Effectiveness of Laser Spine Surgery for Pain Relief Remains Unproven

August 27, 2009Aurora Sentinel The purpose of spine surgery typically is to relieve pain and other symptoms by decreasing pressure on a compressed spinal nerve or by stabilizing the spine. Surgery may involve removing a herniated or damaged portion of a disk in the spine (discectomy); removing the back part of the bone that covers the spinal canal (laminectomy); removing …

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For Back Pain Sufferers, Surgery Isn’t Always The Answer

Back pain sufferers can wind up desperate for relief. But just because a treatment is new, expensive or elaborate doesn’t mean it will actually make you feel better. By Amber DanceThe Los Angeles Times January 9, 2009 An aching back — a dull twinge or a stabbing pain, lasting days or years — is a source of annoyance, misery or …

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Unique Skeletal Muscle Design Contributes To Spine Stability

ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2009) – The novel design of a deep muscle along the spinal column called the multifidus muscle may in fact be key to spinal support and a healthy back, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Their findings about the potentially important “scaffolding” role of this poorly understood muscle has been …

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Spinal Surgery to Get You on Your Feet Faster

DECEMBER 29, 2008, 10:10 P.M. ET By LAURA JOHANNESThe Wall Street Journal A new minimally invasive spinal surgery trims hospital stays and affords a shorter recovery time than traditional methods, says a company that sells equipment used in the procedure. Physicians say the surgery trims recovery times but say more research is needed on its efficacy. More…PainCareMD

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