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Diagnosis of Low Back Pain FAQs

Accurate diagnosis of back pain isn’t always easy. The human spine is very complex, so it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of low back pain or other symptoms.

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Microdiscectomy FAQ

Microdiscectomy is a common spinal surgery performed by a spine surgeon for patients with a painful lumbar herniated disc. It is a minimally invasive procedure; a poke-hole incision is performed to remove the disc herniation, leaving a smaller surgical wound behind, and allowing for a more rapid recovery.

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What Is A Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection?

A lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that is commonly used for radicular pain and lower back pain. 

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FAQs for Degenerative Adult Scoliosis

Degenerative adult scoliosis occurs when the combination of age and deterioration of the spine leads to the development of a scoliosis curve in the spine. Degenerative scoliosis begins after the age of 40.

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FAQs for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

It is a classical approach to the lumbar spine for the fusion between 2 lumbar vertebrae from the back approach. This basic principle is the same as all different kinds of technique for spinal fusion.

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FAQs for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a kind of spinal fusion done via anterior approach. We can get access to the spine from the abdomen by using a special corridor called retroperitoneal space.

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Treatment of Cervical Disc Hernia or Degeneration

Cervical disc hernia with spinal cord or nerve root compression is a common disease. It is common in younger population including those without special risk factors. 

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain FAQs

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a challenging condition affecting 15% to 25% of patients with axial low back pain, for which there is no standard long-term treatment. 

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'Slipped Disc' FAQs

The spine needs to be both strong and flexible, and therefore consists of strong bones – the vertebrae – separated by flexible soft tissues – the intervertebral discs and facet joints.

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Lumbar Disc Replacement FAQs

The ‘intervertebral discs’ are the shock absorbers between the bones of the spine. Unfortunately, they often degenerate – tearing, bursting, or just wearing out. They can cause back or neck pain.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis FAQs

The lumbar spine is the low back. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which contains the spinal cord and nerves. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves that branch out from the compressed areas.

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Scoliosis: a common condition which is frequently misunderstood

Scoliosis, being one of the most prevalent back deformities affecting growing children, with potentially dire consequences, stirs notable anxiety among patients and their families.

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Pain Medicine

Interventional Pain Management

Pain is a multidimensional experience. Chronic pain differs from acute pain in that it lasts for more than 3-6 months, and there may not be obvious tissue injury leading to the pain. 

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