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Rhizotomy and why they are needed

The human spine is made up of many independent parts. Most people are aware of the existence of vertebrae and the intervertebral disc material, but they only make up a portion of the entire spine.

Oct 1st, 2021
Kyphoplasty’s and why they are needed

The spine is one of the most intricate parts of the human body. It is a part of the central nervous system and it contains the spinal cord, which is a bundle of nerves that send messages to and from the brain.

Sep 15th, 2021
Treatments for Sports Related Injuries to Your Back

Back injuries can be traumatic, and they may occur for any number of several reasons. One of the more common reasons that they take place, however, is when a sports-related injury occurs. Although it is good to be active,...

Sep 1st, 2021
Proper sitting positions for reducing back pain

When you suffer from back pain, it can really affect your quality of life in many ways. Sometimes, it seems as if you just can’t get the proper position and it doesn’t matter if you are sleeping at night, sitting in an office chair during the day or...

Aug 15th, 2021
Patient Post operation recovery

There is always a lot of stress that goes into preparing for and going through any type of operation. This is especially true for an operation such as back surgery, because you are working on one of the most important parts of the human body.

Aug 1st, 2021
Dallas Spine Doctor

When you are suffering from problems with your spine have an impact on your entire life. The pain can be quite severe and the fact that it is always present can be difficult as well. If you are suffering from a problem in this area,...

Jul 15th, 2021
Laminectomy Spine Surgery

One of the many different types of spine surgery is known as a laminectomy. It is a type of surgery that opens the back of the vertebrae, the part of the spinal column that covers the spinal canal.

Jul 1st, 2021
Back Surgery Options

Spine surgery is something that is done on a regular basis but it is not the first option that is often considered. In fact, when you consider the back surgery options that are available, the most common and perhaps most beneficial is the possibility of...

Jun 15th, 2021
Richardson Spine Doctor

When you suffer from different types of back problem in the Dallas area, you can contact Dr. Dickerman as a board-certified and qualified neurologist. He is the Richardson spine doctor than many people turn to when they are having...

Jun 1st, 2021
40 Frisco Spine Doctor

Did you realize that back pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor? It is also one of the top reasons why people miss work. As a result of back pain, some people go even further than missing a few days of work and...

May 15th, 2021
McKinney Spine Doctor

If you have been to a doctor about any problems you are having with your back, they may have given a variety of recommendations. Some doctors are quick to consider surgery in order to overcome spine pain but others will try out other options,...

May 1st, 2021
Plano Spine Doctor

Having spine pain or other difficulties associated with the back is a common problem but the payment is experienced can feel anything but common. In fact, the pain associated with spine issues is sometimes so chronic and severe...

Apr 15th, 2021
Degenerative Disc Disease

The human body often experiences problems as we get older and that is also true when it comes to our spine. The lower part of the back begins to ache with age and we may just write it off as being a common problem but the fact of the matter is,...

Apr 1st, 2021
Herniated Disc

The spine is a very intricate and complex part of the human body. It consists of a number of bone like objects that are known as vertebrae and they extend the entire way up the spinal canal and into the neck.

Mar 15th, 2021
Shoulder Pain

Pain is a common problem that all of us experience. It can be helpful and can alert us to problems within the human body or that occur from external sources. It is also something that can be a nuisance and sometimes, pain can be chronic and...

Mar 1st, 2021
Leg Pain

Pain is a problem that can occur in any part of the body. From time to time, however, we may experience a problem with pain and we might wonder where it is coming from. This type of pain may actually come from a part of the body...

Feb 22nd, 2021
Back Pain

Although we are all different from each other, there is something that we have in common; the fact that we all experience pain. Pain is a part of the human experience and it can sometimes be beneficial, such as when we touch a hot stove.

Feb 15th, 2021
Pain After Surgery

When most of us have surgery because we are experiencing back pain, we expect to be free of pain after the surgery has been completed. Even if the surgery is not designed to completely remove the pain we are experiencing, we still have the opportunity...

Feb 1st, 2021
Spinal Correction

The spine is one of the more important parts of the human body. It is part of the central nervous system and that includes the spinal cord, which carries nerve signals to and from the brain.

Jan 15th, 2021
30 Spinal Revision

There are many people who undergo spinal surgery in order to overcome various problems they may be experiencing with that part of their body. When surgery is performed, it is often the last option after all nonsurgical options have been considered.

Jan 1st, 2021
Spinal Procedures

The spine is one of the most intricate parts of the human body. It is made up of a number of vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other and protect the spinal cord. In between each of the vertebrae are intervertebral discs that help to cushion...

Dec 24th, 2020
Spinal Stenosis

There are many different spine difficulties that can affect our health and lead to symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling. One of the issues that is experienced by many people, however, the spinal stenosis.

Dec 15th, 2020
When To Have Surgery

Are you suffering from back pain? You may be concerned over the possibility that surgery is in your future. Before we begin to discuss the possibility for surgery, it’s important to recognize that the vast majority of people are able to overcome...

Dec 1st, 2020
Having Back surgery

When you have any issue with your back, it can lead to pain but sometimes, the pain can be severe and chronic. Those are the issues that cause people to visit a doctor so they can get a treatment option that will help them to overcome the pain and...

Nov 15th, 2020
Cervical Spine Doctor

Any part of the back had experienced severe problems but one of the common areas that are injured or degenerates due to age is the cervical part of the spine, the neck. What is a Cervical Spine Doctor?

Nov 1st, 2020
UNTHSC Neurosurgeon

The most common reasons why people go to see a physician is because they are experiencing back problems. Some of those spine problems can be severe and could include herniated discs, spinal fractures, scoliosis and spinal stenosis.

Oct 15th, 2020
Neurosurgeon vs. Spine Surgeon

What is the best thing to do when you have any type of spine problem? Depending upon the severity of the problem and how it is affecting your life, you may need to seek professional advice of a doctor. Admittedly, there are some back problems...

Oct 1st, 2020
Board Certified Neurosurgeon

There are many different factors to consider one you must choose a doctor to help you with your spinal problems. These types of issues can be very difficult and could include chronic pain, numbness and tingling that make it very difficult...

Sep 15th, 2020
Fellowship Trained

In order for a doctor to have the credentials necessary to legally assist you with health issues and to be state certified, they will have to undergo a specific amount of secondary education.

Sep 1st, 2020
20 Director of Spine Surgery

What do you do with your experiencing spine problems? That problems are one of the most common reason people visit the doctor and in some cases, the pain and other symptoms you are experiencing can be chronic. Choosing the proper doctor is imperative if...

Aug 15th, 2020
Director of Neurosurgery

When you have any type of serious medical problem, do you simply choose the first doctor that you find or do you try to find one that is both qualified and capable to handle your specific issue.

Aug 1st, 2020
D.O. vs M.D.

When we have any type of medical problem the first thing that we typically do is turn to a doctor for advice and a form of treatment that will help us to get back on our feet again. What many people don’t understand is the fact that...

Jul 15th, 2020
Revision Surgery

When we have any type of surgical procedure, we anticipate moving on with their lives and not experiencing any problems. That is the case with any type of surgery, including those who undergo spine surgery.

Jul 1st, 2020
Hardware Removal

When spinal problems occur and surgery is performed by a doctor, the patient is in high anticipation of living a life free of pain and difficulties. Some of the different spinal procedures that can relieve you of pain and other spine injury symptoms...

Jun 15th, 2020
Hardware Blocks

People may visit the physician for a wide variety of reasons. One of the more common reasons why they seek medical treatment, however, is because of spine pain. Many people in the Dallas Metroplex also suffer from spine pain but...

Jun 1st, 2020
Pedicle Screw Stabilization

When you suffer from spine problem such as a herniated disc, your physician may decide that spinal surgery is the best option for you. A herniated disc can put pressure on the nearby nerve root and could lead to issues such as pain, numbness and tingling.

May 26th, 2020
Pedicle Screw Fusion

Spine problems can take on many different forms but they often have one thing in common, they change people’s lives because of the chronic pain, numbness and tingling that is associated with them.

May 15th, 2020
Decompression Stabilization

The spinal column is made up of a series of vertebrae that move independently of each other. In between each of the vertebrae is a spongy material that is known as the intervertebral disc. It allows your vertebrae to move independently and...

May 1st, 2020
Spinal Fusion Surgery

There are many times when we may suffer from broad problems but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to need spinal surgery. From time to time, however, we may injure our back so severely that it is necessary to go through...

Apr 15th, 2020
10 Spinal Stabilization

The human spine has many responsibilities and when it is healthy, we don’t typically give it much thought. Once problems start to occur because we have damaged our spine or because it is degenerating as we get older, it is often foremost on her mind.

Apr 1st, 2020
Spinal Fusion

The spine is made up of many different moving parts and if any of those parts are experiencing a problem, it may require surgical intervention. For individuals who have an unstable spine due to a number of different difficulties,...

Mar 31st, 2020
360 surgery

The spine is one of the most complex parts of the human body. It is also a part of the body that is constantly exposed to the possibility of harm. There are a wide variety of treatment options available for spinal problems,...

Mar 24th, 2020
ALIF

Spine problems are a relatively common issue and it is likely that either you or someone you know suffers from chronic spine pain to some degree or another. Some types of spinal pain can be reduced with medication, physical therapy or...

Mar 15th, 2020
Microdiscectomy

Back pain is an issue that can be life altering. It is also a very common problem that people experience and most of us will have back pain that some time in our life. At times, it goes beyond being a nuisance or an inconvenience and...

Mar 1st, 2020
Laminectomy

When most of us think about our spine, we really only think about the basic components. This could include the spinal cord, the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs. In reality, the spine is a very intricate part of the human body and...

Feb 28th, 2020
Athletes in Cervical Surgery

Although a spine injury can occur at any part of the spine, when you are an athlete, one of the areas that are most likely to experience this problem is the neck, or cervical spine. There is a lot of pressure that gets placed on the area of the neck and...

Feb 1st, 2020
Athletes in Spine Surgery

When you are experiencing problems with your spine, there may be times that a surgical procedure is recommended. These procedures may differ from each other in a number of ways. Some procedures, such as a discectomy, will remove a herniated or...

Jan 22nd, 2020
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

There are many different things that may take place if you are having a problem with your spine. One of the options that may be considered is the possibility for surgical intervention. This type of operation can be done for exploratory reasons or...

Jan 15th, 2020
ACDF

Back and neck pain is a relatively common problem but there are sometimes underlying issues that are more serious than others. In many cases, back pain can be remedied with bed rest, hot and cold therapy or perhaps chiropractic care.

Jan 1st, 2020