The short answer to the question, “Is scoliosis hereditary?” is, “not usually,” but the longer answer requires some further detail.
Scoliosis in adolescents, who comprise 80% of those afflicted, is generally idiopathic. That means its cause is unknown. In addition, “Adolescent idiopathi...Read more
You may be thinking to yourself, “It feels like a knife slicing down my leg,” or “It’s the worst cramp I’ve ever had,” or “I thought the numbness and weakness were bad until the throbbing started.” Sciatica pain can express itself in several different ways, but no matter which sy...Read more
“Ow, my back!” Chances are you’ve said that at least once in your life—and probably more than once. Low back pain alone affects approximately 80 percent of adults at some point, and, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), is “the most common cause...Read more
In the spirit of innovation that has helped make DISC Spine Institute an industry leader in back pain care and minimally invasive surgical treatments, the company has announced that Doctor Mark C. Valente is one of the first surgeons in the country performing a new FDA-approved, minimally invasive, ...Read more
Many weeks in bed, minimal moving, maximum pain, unable to do anything, hour after hour dragging on as you convalesce after back surgery. Is that what you fear it will be like if you have back surgery? That may have been the reality for some people who underwent open surgical procedures years ago, b...Read more