Please join the DISC Spine Institute in wishing our Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Mark C. Valente, a Happy Anniversary! Dr. Valente, an industry-leading, board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and expert in minimally invasive procedures, is celebrating his 10th year in p...Read more
Is your back acting up again? Pop a few Advil. Wake up with a (literal) pain in the neck? Reach for that Motrin. It’s something we do all the time, for headaches, sore muscles, and various other aches and pains. But how much Ibuprofen is too much? We’re diving in so you know if too much Ibuprofe...Read more
Wake up with a pain pulsating down one leg? Feel a twinge in your lower back when you sneeze? It could be nothing. Then again, it could be a herniated disc. We’re breaking down the herniated disc symptoms so you’ll know what to look for—and what to do about it.
What is a herniated disc?
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, have you recently found yourself working from home? Many of us suddenly went from having to commute across town to walking across our home to begin the workday. There are numerous advantages to working from home, like greater flexibility and, of course, being able to...Read more
If you wake up with a stiff neck, you could have slept wrong. Feel pain shooting down your back when you get off the couch after sitting for a while? Maybe you just need to stretch. Then again, in both of these instances, you could have facet hypertrophy.
What is facet hypertrophy?
Facet joint...Read more