Tumors are either benign or malignant, where benign ones are noncancerous and malignant ones are cancerous. (This is a relatively new distinction, whose purpose is for clarity – “benign cancer” was confusing to many patients.) A tumor can be highly complex, and never more so than when it involves the brain, which is the mostRead More
Archives for July 2020
Artificial Discs vs. Spinal Fusion
Back pain is sometimes treatable without surgery, but surgery may be the best option when the pain is chronic and is becoming unbearable. Spine surgery is highly successful in reducing pain and improving the patient’s quality of life. In a healthy spine, the vertebrae are held together by discs composed of cartilage that act asRead More
When Do You Need A Neurosurgeon?
Although a neurosurgeon is known to treat the brain, their specialty extends way beyond it. Neurosurgery can provide treatment for many conditions related to the brain, spine, and nervous system. What Is A Neurosurgeon? A neurosurgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord,Read More
Recovery From Spine Surgery
Spine surgery can mark the beginning of a new life. Regardless of the specific procedure, you get done, whether it’s a discectomy, a laminectomy, or spinal fusion, your debilitating symptoms can effectively be eliminated to bring you relief. Most spine surgeries are now performed as outpatient procedures, which means you can go home on theRead More