August2013

Spinal Meningitis

Spinal Meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane surrounding your spinal cord, usually caused by an infection. Meningitis can be treated easily if early detection occurs, but if not it can lead to more serious complications or death. Due to similar pathology, it can be easy to mistake early signs[…]

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Spinal Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, more simply known as arthritis, is commonly thought of a disease that affects the joint and bones. While arthritis is manageable, it generally poses some type discomfort or limited mobility on the patient. Spinal osteoarthritis tends to be more severe and debilitating due to impacted joints being located in[…]

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Minimally Invasive Treatment: Spinal Infections

While we mostly focus on minimally invasive procedures here at Virginia Spine Specialists, we also offer treatment programs for those afflicted by diseases and infections of the spine. Spinal infections usually occur following an open back operation, but can spontaneously occur in patients with certain risk factors such as poor[…]

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Minimally Invasive Solution: Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Let’s face it; at some point in our lives we are all likely to experience some degree of lower back pain. There are a number of injuries and ailments that can cause and lead to this type of pain, and one reason it’s so common and reoccurring is because it’s[…]

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