What Spine Surgery Can and Cannot Fix

There has always been a certain segment of the population that believes surgery to be a silver bullet to fixing whatever’s wrong with their bodies. In some cases, this is the truth.  Surgery can bring miraculous change to the lives of people who would otherwise be suffering in pain.  But the truth is that surgery…

What is Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery?

  While many cases of both adult and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be treated with conservative measures like bracing and targeted exercise, sometimes surgery is strongly indicated. In these cases, minimally invasive scoliosis surgery may be the right response.  Offering radically reduced complications (infection in particular) and accelerated recovery times, this modern surgical intervention is…

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Prior to Back Surgery

Back surgery is a serious undertaking.  I guess we all know that, but it’s important that patients engaging with medical professionals ask the right questions. It’s often the case that patients walk into consults with their surgeon completely unprepared to discuss the surgical intervention they’re having recommended to them.  Knowing what the procedure entails and…