BioSpine News & Updates

 
23
March
 

The nation is currently reeling from a wave of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose deaths; and low back pain is playing a part in fueling the epidemic. Patients with low back pain may be at risk of developing an addiction to opioids. Nearly 40 percent of participants in a recent NPR-Truven Health Analytics Poll said…

 
15
March
 

A segment on a recent episode of  “The Doctors” featured a woman named Celia who had back pain and was losing function in her arm because of a herniated disk in her spine. She even worried about completely losing her arm. At the BioSpine Institure, we are familiar with the condition Celia was facing. We…

 
15
March
 

Are your sleeping habits causing back pain? Whether it’s falling asleep, staying asleep or experiencing a solid, fluid good night’s sleep altogether, the quality of your slumber can be severely affected by back pain. One of the issues with the relationship between sleep and back pain is the inability to diagnose which root leads to…

 
14
March
 

There are some distinct advantages to using an outpatient ambulatory surgical center for your procedure over an inpatient hospital stay.  The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 51.4 million surgeries were performed in inpatient hospitals in 2010. The data also shows that about one in 25 patients…

 
14
March
 

What is minimally invasive spine surgery? Well, that’s the real question, isn’t it? After all, surgery, by its very nature, is invasive. In general, you should expect minimally invasive back surgery to require a smaller incision, and cause less damage to your body than traditional surgery. However, unlike many terms and names of procedures that…

 
13
March
 

How to prepare for back surgery Back surgery! Not long ago, those were two very dreaded words. In today’s world, advances in minimally invasive technology for back surgery mean less risk, less pain, and faster recovery than ever before. Here are a few general tips to help you prepare for back surgery: Maybe most importantly,…

 
08
October
 

If you are contemplating back surgery, choosing a qualified surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is absolutely critical to invest time into researching a doctor’s background and credentials. Thankfully, through the use of technology, multiple resources are available to help you investigate this. You may learn about surgeons…

 
08
October
 

Is it just me? Have you found your back pain and sex life have something in common. Are you hesitant do discuss with your doctor whether your sex life is flagging because of back pain? Well, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, this is one of the top concerns we hear from patients every day…

 
16
April
 

Back surgery alternatives Chronic neck and back pain can severely decrease one’s quality of life. The most active of hobbies and interests take a significant toll when neck and back pain arise. Even the everyday tasks of twisting, walking and getting around can prove to be difficult under the stress of chronic pain. Some back…

 
06
April
 

Injections: surgical alternatives to back surgery You or your loved one is in pain. By now you may have consulted with multiple doctors about your neck or back pain and have been told an all too familiar (and pricey) option…surgery. Surgery, however, may not be the best or only option. If you’re getting advice from…

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