Has your doctor recommended that you have spine surgery? If “yes,” your doctor might have talked to you about the different “implants” or “instrument systems” that he or she will use during your surgery. If you’re like most patients, this whole subject gets very confusing!
Patients who are overweight or obese and suffer from back pain may not be aware that their excess weight is actually contributing to their back pain. While it has not been thoroughly studied exactly how excess weight can cause or contribute to back pain, it is known that people who are overweight often are at greater risk for back pain, joint pain and muscle strain than those who are not obese.
There is a wide range of back problems – from simple back strain to serious injury – but the one thing almost all of them have in common is that part of the cure involves exercise and fitness. And a good exercise routine is important on an ongoing basis to reduce the chances of recurring…
Effectively performing exercise ball activities requires careful selection of the right exercise ball size. Because personal consultations are not always possible, physical therapists, exercise trainers, and other professionals have constructed several guidelines to use when selecting the proper exercise ball size.
Dr. Richard Kube talks about a two level disc replacement procedure offered at Prairie Spine & Pain Institute.