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When is the Right Time to Consider Scoliosis Surgery?

To better understand the treatment options for scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine, one first must understand the different causes of scoliosis.  The broad categories of scoliosis include idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular, which are most often diagnosed in childhood, and degenerative, which is acquired as an adult.  There are different considerations for children/adolescents and […]

What is Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy is a term used to describe irritation of a nerve root from the spine; this irritation can occur due to pressure on the nerve from surrounding bones and ligaments, or it can be from [...]

What is a Bulging Disc?

An intervertebral disc is the cushion between two vertebral bodies that helps absorb the stresses placed on the spine. It has a soft, jelly-like center, with a more fibrous surrounding rim called [...]