Back pain can be acute or chronic. Acute back pain occurs suddenly.To watch a video on back pain, click here.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a general term used to describe these degenerative and often age-related changes in the discs.To watch a video on Degenerative Disc Disease, click here
A herniated disc is one in which the disc bulges and then ruptures or breaks open.To watch a video on herniated discs, click here.
When the front-to-back curvature fo the spine becomes abnormal it is called kyphosis.To watch a video on kyphosis, click here.
Degenerative spondylolisthesis usually occurs in the lumbar (low back) spine, more commonly at L4-L5. To watch a video on spondylothesis, click here.
Scheuermann’s kyphosis, or Sheuermann’s disease, is a type of abnormal kyphosis (spinal curve) that develops in some adolescents. To watch a video on kyphosis, click here.
Lumbar stenosis develops when either the spinal canal or nerve passageways become narrow.To watch a video on spinal stenosis, click here.
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Lumbar (low back) degenerative disc disease is a common condition in aging adults. To watch a video on Degenerative Disc Disease, click here.
Cervical stenosis develops when either the spinal canal or nerve passageways become narrow. To watch a video on spinal stenosis, click here.
Cervical Disc Herniation
A herniated disc is a common cause of arm, shoulder,and neck pain. To watch a video on cervical disc herniation, click here.
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease of the cervical spine is a relatively common condition for aging adults. To watch a video on Degenerative Disc Disease, click here.
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
Adult scoliosis is defined as abnormal curvature of the spine in a patient over the age of 18. To watch a video on scoliosis, click here.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine in childeren aged children aged 10 to 16 years. To watch a video on scoliosis, click here.
Isthmic spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition in which one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below. To watch a video on scoliosis, click here.
ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Pain in the lower back can be addressed by a variety of surgical techniques, including ALIF, which accesses the spine from the front. To see a video about how ALIF is performed, click here.
ALIF: Anterior Lumber Interbody Fusion (with bone graft and pedicle)
The ALIF surgical technique for low back pain sometimes requires bone graft material to help stimulate bone growth and fusion. To see a video about this type of ALIF with bone graft, click here.
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
If neck pain caused by cervical stenosis encompasses more than just the disc, a procedure to remove the veterbral body may be appropriate. Click here to see a video about anterior cervical corpectomy.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
A pain in the neck can sometimes be addressed by removing a damaged disc. Click here to see a video about an anterior (from the front) cervical discectomy and fusion.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (Intervertebral Spacer)
An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion repairs damage to the neck by accessing it surgically from the front. Click here to see a video about how this procedure is performed using a special implant called an intervertebral spacer.
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement, Prestige
Cervical disc replacement may be an alternative to fusion for repair of the vertebrae in the neck. To see a video about disc replacement using the Prestige® device to reduce neck pain, click here.
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement (PCM)
The PCM® artificial disc may be used to replace a damaged disc in the neck to help reduce pain and avoid fusion. To see a video about artificial cervical disc replacement using the PCM® device, click here.
Laminoplasty can help reduce pain by relieving pressure on the neck vertebrae by removing some portions of the bone. Click here to see a video about cervical laminoplasty.
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
If nerves in the neck are pinched within the vertebrae, a cervical posterior foraminotomy may help. To see a video about cervical posterior foraminotomy, click here.
Disc Replacement, Lumbar
If a damaged disc in the lower back causes pain, lumbar disc replacement may provide relief from pain. To see a video about lumbar disc replacement, click here.
Compression fractures caused by osteoporosis can be stabilized by balloon kyphoplasty, which may also relieve pain. To see a video about kyphoplasty, click here.
In some cases, surgically removing or trimming the lamina (bony protrusions) on the vertebrae may help reduce pain and other symptoms. To see a video about laminectomy, click here.
Removing part of the vertebral body may help reduce lower back pain and other symptoms. To see a video about lumbar corpectomy, click here.