October2015

Three Potential Causes of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

If a patient suffers from continued back or leg pain after laminectomy or discectomy surgery, he or she may have what is referred to as “failed back surgery syndrome.” About 200,000 lumbar laminectomy and discectomy (microdiscectomy) surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Approximately 90% of these surgeries[…]

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What You Should Know About the Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica

Sciatica refers to the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Sciatica is often characterized by one or a combination of the following symptoms: Constant pain[…]

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Surgical Options for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

In my last blog post, I discussed the symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain, as well as some non-surgical solutions for treating this condition. In this post, let’s look at some surgical options to help sacroiliac joint pain sufferers get on a path to becoming pain-free. Severe cases of pain that[…]

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5 Ways to Treat Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is thought to cause low back and/or leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly difficult, and may feel similar to sciatica or pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation. The sacroiliac joint lies next to the bottom of the spine, below[…]

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