Surgery. If you’ve been told you need it to treat your back pain, you may not be loving that word right about now. But whether you are having minimally invasive spine surgery or a traditional procedure, you can put your mind at ease simply by knowing what’s ahead.
Why minimally invasive?
Should you have back surgery or not? It's all about your quality of life. Watch Dr Mark Valente discuss his philosophy on when to have minimally invasive back surgery.
Is the cost of slipped disc surgery affordable?
If you have a slipped disc, your mind is probably focused on trying to get the pain to go away as quickly as possible. But once you start looking into potential treatments, especially as a worst-case scenario in which you need to have surgery, the cos...Read more
Differentiating between Decompression and Fusion Surgeries
If you’re suffering with chronic back pain and are under a doctor’s care—or are at least starting the process of researching spine doctors—you’ve probably heard or read about decompression and fusion surgeries. But, it may not be ...Read more
Knowing how to interpret the “shopping cart sign” when dealing with spinal stenosis pain
So there you are, shopping at the supermarket and suffering from the debilitating back pain that has dogged you for weeks, when, suddenly, you bend over the cart, and…voila! Your spinal stenosis pain is...Read more