Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions in the skin and avoid large muscle retraction. The surgeon uses a thin telescope-like instrument, called an endoscope, which is inserted through a small incision.
Artificial discs are designed to fit into the damaged disc space in order to restore disc height, improve mobility and flexibility, and eliminate pain. There are several types of artificial discs. The discs are made of surgical grade metal (such as stainless steel or titanium). Some also include a soft, pliable inner material made from polyethylene.
Sciatica and Chiropractic Care
Discs are prone to deterioration as we get older, and will lose its fluid content making it prone to tearing and injury. Intervertebral discs can also become injured from twisting and bending, excessive axial loads, or repetitive microtrauma.
Evidence Based Physical Therapy
The article is to help educate practitioners and patients on the most recent evidence regarding the use of physical therapy for treatment of the cervical spine and the lumbar spine. One key point to make, is that the physical therapist you are using is trained as an orthopedic manual therapist. Not all physical therapists are trained with these advanced skills.
5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
Weight loss is a very difficult feat and often individuals feel they are doing everything right, yet still can’t get the scale to budge in their favor. Statistically, 95% of diets fail which is a daunting number if you’re one of the two-thirds of Americans struggling with their weight.