One of the growing concerns across every facet of medical care today is how to manage pain without tempting addictions. Prescription medications and the growing overdose epidemic get quite a bit of attention, however, there is another factor that is on the minds of todayâ€™s medical professionals: a...Read more
Chronic Back Pain and March Madness
Weâ€™re on the cusp of the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament, in which the 64 best college teams in the country will be playing for the title of National Champion. The Tournament period is affectionately known as â€śMarch Madness,â€ť but, when it comes to chronic b...Read more
Torn disc in the back?
Herniated disc. Ruptured disc. Torn disc. There are a few names for the painful condition that occurs when a discâ€™s â€śjelly-like nucleus pushes against its outer ring due to wear and tear or a sudden injury,â€ť said the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). ...Read more
Dr. Mark Valente of the DISC Spine Institute explains the minimally-invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF). Visit DISCspine.com to learn more.
How painful is spinal stenosis treatment?
If you're suffering from spinal stenosis, you're probably desperate to get treatment and get rid of the pain already, but the fear of the unknown may be keeping you out of the doctorâ€™s office. In fact, itâ€™s common for people to delay spinal stenosis t...Read more