By Dr. Raphael Ye After years of treating chronic back pain patients with motor deficits, we've found that back surgery is frequently never 100% successful. The thing is, surgery is the most invasive, intense, and risky of all treatments. There is never a guarantee that the surgery will work, and there's always the risk that your pain will persist and worsen, or the operation will introduce new pain sensations. Some patients suffer from a condition defined by chronic back pain after surgery, called 'Failed Back Surgery Syndrome' (FBSS). Before taking the risk with surgery, it's always best practice to put as much space between you
By Dr. JM Paterno We understand how frustrating it feels to be trapped by chronic back pain, unable to live the life you want to live. But we’re here to say that even though the pain is inevitable, your suffering is optional, and we’re here to help you find the relief you need to get back to living a normal and even exciting life. Though there are many options to help you treat chronic back pain, spinal stimulators are more frequently becoming the treatment of choice. Why? Spinal stimulators have been around for decades, but in the past few years, the amount of research, testing,
By Dr. Mark Malone With COVID continuing to take its toll, your safety is our number one concern. Right now, the only safe things to do are: Stay at homeKeep your distanceWash your handsWear a mask Even more, COVID is invisible, and up to 50% of patients are asymptomatic, but still infectious. This is why we are taking all the necessary policies and precautions we’ve outlined in this article to make sure you stay healthy. Please stay home, stay safe, and let us help you manage your pain with telemedicine. Our COVID Policies That Will Keep You Safe To protect your health against COVID-19, we have temporarily
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Kyphoplasty usually takes less than an hour and recovery time less than 48 hours. A hospital stay and physical therapy usually are unnecessary.