sciatic nerve pain treatment

What’s the Best Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment?

As many as 40% of adults will deal with sciatic nerve pain at some point in their lives. What’s worse is that this can be a very painful and debilitating condition. It can cause pain that stops you from performing even the simplest parts of your daily routine or that can cause you to be unable to work. With these kinds of effects, it’s understandable that sufferers would search for the sciatic nerve pain treatment that will provide them with lasting relief. So what is the best sciatic nerve pain treatment? In this article, we’ll discuss what sciatic nerve pain

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treatment for herniated discs

Discectomy – Is There a Better Treatment for Herniated Discs?

Discectomy is one of the most common forms of treatment for herniated discs. However, as with other forms of spine surgery, there are many risk factors involved in discectomy. In addition to this, patients must consider the success rates, recovery time, and the long-term effects of discectomy. What is a Discectomy? A discectomy is a procedure performed as a treatment for herniated discs. Other names for disc herniation include a slipped disc, bulging disc, or prolapsed disc, but these terms are inaccurate and are not interchangeable with disc herniation. Most of the time, herniated discs don’t cause symptoms. In reality,

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second opinion before spine surgery

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion Before Committing to Spine Surgery

Getting a second opinion before spine surgery is incredibly important for patients to make sure that they’re getting the best treatment for their condition. The problem is that while most patients who have been recommended surgery want to get a second opinion, very few actually do. It’s common for patients to feel that getting a second opinion means that they’re second-guessing their doctor’s expertise. The truth is, getting a second opinion makes you a more active and informed patient. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends seeking out a second opinion before spine surgery. Seeking a

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problems with spine implants

Spine Implants: Minimally Invasive, Traditional Risk

Spinal implants are commonly used to treat spine issues and many procedures involving them are minimally invasive. However, having something implanted in your spine is not as simple or risk-free as you may have been led to believe. There are problems with spine implants and because Dr. Pauza wants his patients to be informed, we’ll be discussing them today. About Spinal Implants Before discussing the problems with spine implants, we’ll explain the different types of implants and what they’re typically used for. Spinal implants are usually used for a few different reasons, such as assisting in the fusion of two

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Why Annular Tear Surgery Doesn’t Work

Annular tear surgery is often recommended for those living with pain caused by annular tears. In addition to this, annular tears are the most common cause of many conditions, like degenerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated discs, or chronic low back pain. This is why it’s so important to understand the best way to treat annular tears. Keep reading to learn what annular tears are, what causes them, whether annular tear surgery works and more. What Are Annular Tears? Before explaining annular tear surgery and what an annular tear even is, we have to discuss the anatomy of the spinal disc.

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Why is Ineffective & Unnecessary Spine Surgery So Common?

Despite clinical trials and studies showing that spine surgery isn’t beneficial for patients, it has become more common. In fact, when compared to non-surgical treatment, spinal fusion does not provide significantly better outcomes for patients. So why does unnecessary spine surgery continue to take place? The decision of whether or not to undergo surgery is serious and should never be taken lightly. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain and have been told surgery is your only option, research your options. Make sure that spine surgery is truly the best option for your specific situation. Factors Contributing to the

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Reasons Why Facet Joint Injections Fail

Why do facet joint injections fail? Despite their popularity, many patients fail to get pain relief after injections. Dr. Kevin Pauza explains why this may be and why they continue to be popular.

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Neck pain

Neck Pain – Is Surgery the Most Effective Treatment?

If you’ve been experiencing neck pain, you may think surgery is your only option for a chance at relief. Before undertaking such a serious decision, it’s important to determine whether surgery is actually the most effective option for treating neck pain. As medical technology improves and our understanding of cervical disc issues expands, more options for treating pain that may actually be more effective are brought to light, and they may be worth considering. How do I know how serious my neck pain is? First of all, it’s important to know when neck pain is a result of something serious,

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artificial disc replacement vs spinal fusion

Artificial Disc Replacement vs Spinal Fusion – What’s the Difference?

Spinal fusion is one of the most common surgical treatment options for those with severe back pain that has failed to see relief from conservative treatments. Artificial disc replacement has been increasing in popularity as well since gaining FDA approval in the early 2000s. However, the question is, what’s the real difference between these procedures?

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artificial disc replacement vs spinal fusion

Artificial Disc Replacement vs Spinal Fusion – What’s the Difference?

Spinal fusion is one of the most common surgical treatment options for those with severe back pain that has failed to see relief from conservative treatments. Artificial disc replacement has been increasing in popularity as well since gaining FDA approval in the early 2000s. However, the question is, what’s the real difference between these procedures?

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