Even a minor spinal injury can make normal, everyday activities difficult to impossible. Surgery isn’t always the best solution for every person. When it is, minimally invasive spinal surgery offers many benefits over traditional surgery.
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You hear people talking a lot about carpal tunnel syndrome in relation to those who play certain sports, work on some sort of assembly line, use a computer consistently for work, or play the piano. One might assume that the condition is caused by these activities, but it’s actually caused by the squeezing of a particular nerve that runs through your hand and forearm. While it can be a pretty simple task to identify the actual condition, identifying the exact cause of it can often be a challenge.
For patients who are in need of surgery on their spines, it has historically been a big concern because spinal surgery typically meant that the length of the spine was cut so the surgeon could reach the entire back in order to perform the procedure.
The future of spine surgery has made its way to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson with the installation of the Mazor X™ robotic spinal surgical system.
NewSouth NeuroSpine is recognized as Mississippi’s Spine Center by assembling a group of experienced, respected and well-trained physicians.
When it comes to diagnosing rare diseases, even determining what your symptoms are and how to manage them can be difficult. Such is the case for Chiari malformation, a condition in which the area of the skull where the brain and spinal cord connect isn’t formed correctly.
Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc in your neck? Sometimes, herniated discs require complete removal of the disc followed by a spinal fusion.
You probably have seen the commercials that offer minimally invasive spine surgery at a large, out of town clinic. But did you know that same option is available here at Mississippi’s Spine Center - NewSouth NeuroSpine?
Aches and pains are something we all deal with from time to time. They often are minor and resolve with over the counter medications or rest. We chalk it up to old injuries or age and search the internet to diagnose ourselves, but persistent pain should be evaluated by a doctor.
Are you feeling pain or weakness under your shoulder blade that radiates out to your arm, forearm, and hand? Sometimes the pain is intermittent, other times it may come on suddenly. Some patients report feeling a tingling sensation, and others also have difficulty doing day-to-day tasks like opening jars, writing, getting dressed, or lifting heavy objects. With unexplained pain, it can sometimes be difficult to realize that the source of it may be found in your neck and could be a condition called cervical radiculopathy.