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Monday, 15 July 2019 11:15

Decompression of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Using iO-Flex® MBS Device

Patients with severe lower back pain due to narrowed passages for spinal nerves obtained sustained significant relief with a new, minimally invasive procedure, a new study shows.[1]

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:41

Patients Achieve Significant Relief with Minimally Invasive PCF

Patients who underwent Posterior Cervical Fusion (PCF) and decompression obtained significant clinical improvement with high fusion rates and low revision and complication rates, and patient reported outcomes matched and, in some cases, exceeded the clinical results, according to a new study.

Monday, 27 May 2019 14:46

Why You Should Choose an Artificial Disc Over Cervical Fusion

There are several strong reasons why you should choose an artificial disc over a traditional Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion  or ACDF.  Let us first look at what is the optimal goal for a traditional anterior discectomy and fusion. 

Monday, 20 May 2019 16:31

Could My Headaches Be Caused By Neck Pain?

Everyone has experienced that dull ache in the neck that eventually becomes a headache. There are many causes and most are not a result of a serious condition, an aspirin or other pain reliever usually does the trick. If you experience these headaches frequently, however, you may want to consult a doctor.

Monday, 20 May 2019 12:35

Outpatient Surgery: Do You Know What It Is?

If you have ever gone to the hospital or have undergone a medical procedure, then it is possible that you have heard the terms “Inpatient” and “Outpatient” before. When going through surgery, it is typical for a patient to assume they will need to be hospitalized prior to their procedure but with constant technological advances in healthcare, increased minimally invasive techniques, and advances in pain control, that is not always the case.

Monday, 20 May 2019 03:54

How Does the SI Joint Cause Back Pain?

According to researchers, SI Joint pain is an underappreciated source of low back pain that affects between 15 and 30 percent of people with chronic pain. Some people who experience back pain can even be unaware that the pain is stemming from the SI Joints. So, what is the SI joint and how is it causing back pain?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:30

Is minimally invasive spine surgery for you

If you’ve got chronic back pain that is unrelenting, you probably have seen the ads for minimally invasive spine surgery. The ads make the procedure sound simple, quick and claim that the incision can be closed with just a Band-Aid being applied to the patient’s back.

Monday, 13 May 2019 13:23

What is a Slipped Disc

There are 24 bones from the top of the spine to the bottom, in three sections. The cervical section includes the neck consisting of 7 cervical vertebrae, the next 12 vertebrae make up the thoracic spine and the lower section of lumbar includes five vertebrae.

Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:03

Advanced Orthopedics Announces the Addition of Dr. Morgan Lorio

Triple board certified in spine, orthopedic and hand surgery

Altamonte Springs, FL, April 16, 2019 – Advanced Orthopedics of Florida, one of the country’s premier spine clinics in the U.S. specializing in minimally invasive procedures and pain management is proud to announce that Dr. Morgan Lorio is joining the group’s practice.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:59

Is minimally invasive spine surgery for you

Six questions to ask before you have minimally invasive spine surgery

If you’ve had back pain for some time you may have wondered if you need surgery. You may have heard about minimally invasive spine surgery, but are you a good candidate for such surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an appealing option for people with chronic back pain caused by certain conditions. It offers smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter or same-day hospital stays, less pain and shorter recovery.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:10

ISASS Reaffirms support for vertebral augmentation for VCFs

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty remain the treatments of choice for patients with painful vertebral compression fractures according to an updated review of literature by an expert panel of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).

The panel reviewed the body of literature and found an overwhelming body of evidence supporting vertebral augmentation which they published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.

Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:30

Spine surgery society makes recommendations for bone graft substitutes

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) has published a new policy statement on bone grafting. An expert panel looked at alternatives to autologous bone grafting (ABG) and reviewed the available literature for five current strategies and techniques for bone grafting and compared them for safety and efficacy. They also compared the methods by regulatory approval pathway and quality of the clinical evidence supporting them. Their findings appear in the Feb. 2019 International Journal of Spine Surgery, the official ISASS journal.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 06:30

10 Tips for Recovering at Home after Outpatient Spine Surgery

Once you are home from the outpatient spine surgery center, it is time to focus on important aspects of your recovery, such as allowing your spine to heal properly, eating healthy foods, getting a good night’s sleep, and increasing activity as instructed by your surgeon. The extra effort you make now can make your recovery smoother and get you back to your normal activities sooner. The best advice is to closely follow the surgeon’s orders for a safe and speedy recovery!

Monday, 12 February 2018 06:40

10 Things Your Spine Surgeon Should Know Before Surgery

A herniated disc in your lumbar spine can be very painful. The good news is it often resolved with conservative treatment, which generally consists of physical therapy in combination with pain medication and/or muscle relaxers. If non-invasive treatments such as these don’t fully do the trick, you may still be able to avoid surgery with a steroid injection.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:15

Core Strengthening Exercises Post Lumbar Spinal Surgery

Lumbar back pain is very common, affecting 70 percent to 85 percent of people during their lifetime, according to an article in Asian Spine Journal. If conservative treatment is not successful, surgery might be indicated — and, if you've had low back surgery, there's a good chance your core muscles need some work. In fact, weak muscles might have contributed to the problem that led you to surgery in the first place.