"At 33 years old, I found out that I had a ruptured disc on my spine between my C6-C7. My first thought was fear. How am I going to raise my 20-month-old little girl?" - Jane Critz
Spinal fusion has come a long way from early operations using wires and big incisions. Minimally invasive techniques have dramatically reduced the recovery time after fusion surgery and made surgery safer as well.
Most adults experience back pain now and again. Nerve pain, however, is slightly different than other types of back pain, and if you’re experiencing recurrent nerve pain, it’s a good idea to see a doctor at NewSouth NeuroSpine.
The brain is made up of a series of complicated folds, neurons, tissues, and various regions that are all responsible for different functions. So when you begin to experience adverse symptoms related to sight, headaches, nausea, speech, or motor skills, it could be a benign tumor called a meningioma.
This June, we’re promoting scoliosis education through National Scoliosis Month. Together with the Scoliosis Research Society, our goal is to teach our patients about this fairly common spinal deformity.
You might not realize how much you rely on your shoulder until it becomes too painful to move. The shoulder is a unique part of the human body that can easily become injured.
Your muscles are sore, your energy is waning, and you’re just tired. But what if it’s more than fatigue? What if your muscles are weak as a result of a deeper issue? Find out what signs point to muscular weakness and what you can do about it.
A sharp, shooting pain moves across your back and down into your leg. Or you feel a consistent, dull ache that causes the sensation of numbness to move through your thigh and into your calf. This is not a normal backache.
Peripheral neuropathy, often just referred to as “neuropathy,” affects 20,000,000 people in America. That’s 1 in 15 people. Those suffering from this disease are constantly aware of their pain. So this week—National Neuropathy Awareness Week—it’s time for us to become more aware.
If you gave the MVP award to a part of your body, what would it be? Would you choose your heart or your brain? Your eyes or your limbs? Would you consider nominating your spinal cord as the MVP? The spinal cord is an extremely crucial part of our body that often gets overlooked.