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Lower Back Pain When Sitting: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Introduction:  Lower Back Pain When Sitting After a long day on your feet sitting down is supposed to be way to relaxing.  Unfortunately for some sitting for any length of time can be painful.  Most people experience low back pain at some point in their life. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is 85% … Continued

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

If you have been dealing with spine pain such as low back pain, neck pain, or nerve symptoms down the leg or arm and have failed all treatments – it is likely that your surgeon consultation went over the possibility of a Fusion!  Most Fusion techniques are described as PLIF, TLIF, or ALIF. Acronyms for … Continued

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Alternatives to Laminectomy

If you have had an MRI of your spine, you are probably like most patients. You read the MRI report and then google every term on your MRI report from the Radiologist trying to figure out what it all means! Alternatives to Laminectomy should be an important part of that search. Today you’re in luck, … Continued

Degenerative Scoliosis? Exciting New Non-surgical Treatment Option

Degenerative scoliosis is a medical condition that involves side bending in the spine. Dr. Schultz discusses what degenerative scoliosis is, how it is diagnosed, the most common symptoms, the Cobb Angle, whether it can be reversed, current treatment options, and a new, non-surgical treatment option at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.

failed back surgery syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Know the Truth Now!

Failed back surgery syndrome is a clinical condition where spinal surgery failed. Dr. Schultz discusses what failed back surgery syndrome is, what the symptoms are, what the treatment is, and what regenerative options exist.

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PRP for Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc, and Disc Protrusion

Dr. Pitts discusses PRP for Herniated Disc, Disc Bulge, and Disc Protrusion Transcript Hello, everybody. This is Dr. John Pitts of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, where we are the leaders and inventors of much of the field of interventional orthopedics, which is basically treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal, orthopedic-type problems using injections and regenerative agents rather than … Continued

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Tight Hamstrings and Calves: What Are You Missing?

Tight hamstrings and calves can be debilitating and arise from different sources. Dr. Schultz discusses an often overlooked source of hamstring tightness and a new treatment option for those with persistent hamstring tightness that has not responded to traditional therapy.

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Facet Joint Injection

The facet joint is a pair of cartilage lined joints at each level of the spine that provides important stability and resists excessive rotation and extension. Dr. Schultz discusses treatment options, risks, and alternatives to traditional steroid injections.

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Coflex Implant: Complications to Know BEFORE This Procedure

Low back pain can be disabling and compromise one’s quality of life.  Lumbar stenosis is one of those disabling back issues.  But exactly what is lumbar stenosis?  What is a Coflex Implant?  How long does a Coflex Implant last?  Let’s dig in. What is Lumbar Stenosis? Lumbar stenosis is narrowing of the central spinal canal … Continued

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Annular Tear Treatment

The annulus is a thick ring of collagen fibers that surrounds the gelatinous inside portion of the disc. Dr. Schultz discusses the importance of annular tears and nonsurgical treatment options.