Cervical Spinal Fusion
Cervical spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is surgery that joins selected bones in the neck (cervical spine).
Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis
In spinal fusion for scoliosis, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to the curved part of the backbone and the spine is straightened. Small pieces of bone are then put over the spine.
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Treatment Overview
Protect Your Back as You Lie Down - Cause
Learn about common causes of lower back pain.
Protect Your Back as You Lie Down - Check Your Symptoms
If you or someone you know is experiencing back problems, check the symptoms here to determine if yoiu need to seek medical treatment.
Whiplash - Topic Overview
Spinal instrumentation without fusion for scoliosis involves attaching devices (such as metal rods, hooks, wires, and screws) in or near the spine to correct a spinal curve without actually fusing the vertebrae together. The goal of this surgical procedure is to stabilize a severe spinal curve in a growing child without fusing an area of the spine that would stop growth in that area.This procedure is used, with some limitations, on children who are still growing and have severe spinal curves that are getting worse. Benefits of this procedure include that it:Allows for normal vertical growth of the spine.May stabilize a severe spinal curve.Prevents a spinal curve from getting worse.Limitations of this procedure include:Possible complications from surgery, such as devices that do not stay in place or break, the need to remove devices due to infection or other problems, or the need for another surgery.The need for several surgeries (as many as six surgeries, or two surgeries a year) to
Lumbar Herniated Disc - Prevention
Back pain affects many people. The more time you spend sitting at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television or a computer, the more you must do to prevent back pain. Good posture, proper body mechanics, and exercise will help you prevent back pain.
Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Back Problems and Injuries.
Low Back Pain - What Happens
Whiplash - Medications