Many studies have been conducted over the years about the prevalence of low back pain. Most data reflects that the chance of seeking care for low back pain in a lifetime is about 65-90%. This means that you are much more likely to have low back pain at some point compared to never having back… Continue Reading The Cost of Low Back Pain Continue Reading The Cost of Low Back PainDetails
This article will review a recent study published in Spinal News International by Dr. Gornet and colleagues that specifically took a look at five–year data on cervical two level cases comparing disc replacements to the gold standard anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. A disc replacement is a device that is used to replicate the natural… Continue Reading Two Level Cervical Disc Replacement VS. Two Level FusionDetails
If you complete a google search about spine surgery, there’s almost for certain going to be a pop up about laser spine surgery. Laser spine surgery has boomed, and many patients are unaware of the differences between this technique of surgery and other advanced surgical techniques that are already available.
Recent studies have been looking at the development of Heterotopic Ossification (HO) after a Cervical Disc Replacement. Heterotopic Ossification can simply be explained by bony growth outside the normal skeleton. Cervical Disc Replacement has been an alternative procedure for avoiding a fusion type of operation.
At Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, we have launched a medical treatment that we believe is the future of medicine. In this article we will talk about stem cells, and specifically mesenchymal cells. Working in Orthopaedic spine, we often have to do invasive surgeries with rods, screws, and internal hardware. What if we could avoid… Continue Reading Stem Cells and Why You Should Consider ThemDetails