Understanding Spondylosis Symptoms and Treatments

Spondylosis, which is often referred to as spinal osteoarthritis, is a degenerative disorder that affects the soft tissues and bones of the spine. Spondylosis is a highly individualized condition. Aging is the primary cause; however, factors such as weight,...

What is Spondylolisthesis and How Is It Treated?

The lumbar or lower back region of the spine is composed of five vertebrae (L1-L5). The vertebrae are responsible for absorbing and distributing the majority of the body’s weight. When one the lumbar vertebra slips forward (anteriorly), a condition known as...

Understanding Sciatica: Causes and Treatments

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It starts in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine and travels down the leg to the foot. The nerve has the important job of supplying the thighs, lower legs, and feet with nervous system...

Understanding Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Historically, the only way to correct chronic back or neck pain was with complex and invasive surgeries that left patients with long scars and also meant spending days in the hospital and months recuperating.  But not anymore… Minimally invasive spine surgery...

Can Back Pain Cause Insomnia?

Many patients want to know if their back pain is the reason why they can not sleep at night. And rightfully so, the side effects associated with a lack of sleep typically intensify feelings of pain and make it more difficult to treat. To find the help they need,...