Spinal fusion surgery is a major procedure with a lengthy recovery time. There’s no one set path for recovery from spinal fusion surgery. Everyone’s recovery timeline can look slightly different depending on factors such as their overall health, ability to exercise, ability to heal, weight, and more.
A cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a procedure that replaces a damaged disc between the vertebrae in your neck with an artificial disc. Discs are gel-like cushions that reduce friction between your vertebrae.
A good sleeping position along with a good quality of sleep throughout the night relaxes the spine and muscles. Sleep is needed not just for relaxation but also for mental and physical recovery.
If you experience a sharp, regular or recurring pain shooting or radiating down your leg — known as radiculopathy — you may suffer from a damaged nerve or a herniated disk in your spine.
Greater odds of overall satisfaction three months after lumbar fusion when surgery is minimally invasive
The researchers found that MIS procedures were associated with significantly greater odds of patient satisfaction 3 months postoperatively but not 12 months postoperatively. MIS was also associated with less disability and pain at both time points.
Plank exercises work your core muscles, which are located between your pelvic floor and diaphragm. The area is also known as your trunk. These muscles support your movements and stabilize the spine.
New study finds procedures treating spinal fractures associated with reduction in opioid use and decreased payer costs
Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced the results of a study published in Osteoporosis International that demonstrate a decrease, and in some cases elimination of oral opioids, and decrease in payer costs following balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) or vertebroplasty (VP) procedures in patients suffering from spinal fractures, known as vertebral compression fractures (VCF).
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which increases the risk of fractures. It is considered a silent disease, meaning there are no other symptoms until a fracture occurs. The increased risk of fractures with osteoporosis can make you more susceptible to chronic pain and disability.
Working at a desk is a common cause of back and neck pain, often because you accommodate your workstation rather than the other way around.
A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a treatment to relieve pain in your lower back or legs caused by inflammation of the nerves in your spine.