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L5 S1 Fusion: The Painful Truth You Need to Know!

L5 S1 fusion is major surgery whereby the L5 S1 disc is removed and the L5 and S1 spinal bones are stabilized by hardware. Dr. Schultz discusses L5 S1 fusion surgery, its indications, success rate, complications and nonsurgical regenerative options.

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PLIF Surgery – The Truth You Need to Know!

PLIF surgery is an acronym for a type of lumbar fusion surgery. It stands for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Dr. Schultz discusses the procedure, its indications, success rates, complications, and nonsurgical alternatives.

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Long-term Side Effects of Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a major surgery where one or more of the spinal bones are fused together using screws, bolts, and plates. Dr. Schultz discusses spinal fusion complications long term and a novel approach to avoid fusion surgery.

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Annular Tear: Expert Advice that You Need to Know

The disc is an important shock absorber.  The center of the disc is the nucleus populous whereas the thick outer sidewall is the annulus. Dr. Schultz discusses what an annular tear is, its symptoms, and new innovative treatment options.

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Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain

Stem cell therapy for low back varies significantly. Dr. Schultz provides 4 important questions that can help you identify the best physician for you and your loved ones.

You’ve Got the Power: What To Do If Your Back Surgery Is Cancelled

Dr. Deitch and Dr. Chris Centeno discuss what to do when your back surgery is cancelled, why it’s important, and what that means for you.   Transcription Dr. Jason Deitch Privileged, of course, with being with Dr. Chris Centeno from Centeno-Schultz,  Regenexx practice in Colorado. Dr. Centeno. Great to be with you here today.   … Continued

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At-Home Lumbar Sensation Self-Exam for Low Back Pain

Transcript Hi, It’s Dr. Centeno. And this is part of a bigger series on what you can do at home to understand why your back hurts. And today we’re going to focus on nerve problems. So, if you’re stuck at home, what can you do to figure out what’s going on with your back? Healthcare … Continued

spinal fusion complications years later

Spinal Fusion Complications Years Later?

Back pain years after spinal fusion surgery? What causes spinal fusion complications years later? A failed lumbar fusion? Since I see this problem almost every day in the clinic, there are some big categories of issues you should know about. Let’s dig in. What is Lumbar Fusion? Lumbar fusion means that you take a part … Continued