One of the most common questions we get asked by both surgical and non-surgical patients at the DISC Spine Institute is, “When can I start working out again?” Back pain can be disruptive in so many ways, and losing the ability to go to the gym, go for a run, lift weights, do CrossFit, or take pa...Read more
Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal, can strike along any part of the spine. It most commonly occurs in the lumbar area (lower back), followed by the cervical area (neck). The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) calls spinal stenosis a “growing epidemic” that affects...Read more
In 2016, NFL linebacker Rob Gronkowski had microdiscectomy surgery—his third back surgery recovery. He came back the following year and was named to his fifth Pro Bowl after a stellar season.
In 2018, he helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl. And after retiring the next year, then ...Read more
One minute you’re just sitting there on the couch, and the next, you’re clutching your lower back. It’s not like you were exerting yourself, so how could you be in so much pain? This is one of the signs of degenerative disc disease.
Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms
Lower back pain that wor...Read more
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