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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

The neck pain started out as a dull ache but steadily progressed.  It becomes constant and oftentimes keeps you up at night.  Turning your head can send an electrical current down your arm.  Rest, medications and physical therapy failed to provide much relief.  Your doctor referred you to a pain clinic for a Cervical Epidural steroid injection.Read more about Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical Fusion

Cervical Fusion is often recommended when chronic neck pain problems worsen over time. What exactly is it? Cervical Fusion is a major surgery that involves joining one or more of the spinal bones together using screws, bolts, and plates (1). The hardware may be placed in the front (anterior) or the back( posterior) of the Cervical spine.Read more about Cervical Fusion




Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy has become a very common surgery and is most often performed for labrum tears in the hip joint or hip impingement. Unfortunately, however, while this surgery is billed as a less invasive option for open hip surgery, hip arthroscopy has its own long list of side effects and, in many cases, simply isn’t effective.Read more about Hip Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

Knee arthroscopy surgery is a very common procedure performed by orthopedic surgeons in an attempt to treat knee pain. Knee arthroscopic surgery is typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility where a small camera is inserted into the knee joint, which allows the surgeon an inside view of one’s knee to operate.Read more about Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee ligament surgeries have become quite common, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgeries average 250,000+ surgeries alone every year! These invasive surgeries have come under investigation in recent years, wondering the necessity, or need to be done.Read more about Knee Ligament Surgery

L 4/5 Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion is a major surgery where one or more spinal bones (vertebrae) are fused together using screws, bolts, and or plates.  The hardware may be placed in the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) of the spine. The disc between the spinal bones is often times removed and replaced with bone or a spacer. 'L 4/5' refers to the level of the surgery.Read more about L 4/5 Fusion Surgery

L5 S1 Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion is a major surgery where one or more spinal bones (vertebrae) are fused together using screws, bolts, and or plates. The hardware may be placed in the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) of the spine. The disc between the spinal bones is often times removed and replaced with bone or a spacer.Read more about L5 S1 Fusion Surgery