Blogs - Virginia Spine Specialists

Successful Surgery Saves Patient from Additional Pain

We recently consulted with a patient who was struggling to find an answer to his back pain. For many years, he jumped from doctor to doctor without ever finding one who could solve his problem. This resulted in an initial, but unsuccessful, spine fusion surgery. As a result of the[…]

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Don’t Let a Herniated Disc Ruin Your Life

Even if you’ve never experienced a herniated disc, you probably know someone who has. And if you’ve done even a little bit of research on this injury, you realize that it can limit your ability to live life to the fullest. While a herniated disc is a serious injury that[…]

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Lower Back Problems can Linger for a Long Time

Lower back problems have the potential to linger for months (or years) on end. Just when you think you’re making progress, you come to realize that you’ve once again tweaked your injury. Recently, we consulted with a patient who re-injured a lower back injury when working around home. After first[…]

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Don’t Give Up After an Unsuccessful Spinal Operation

Spinal surgery, regardless of the need for it, is a serious procedure that has the potential to affect your life in a variety of ways. It’s your hope that it changes your life for the better, but there’s no guarantee. We recently consulted with a patient who underwent an unsuccessful[…]

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You Need a Dedicated Medical Team to Make a Full Recovery

A back or neck injury has the potential to slow you down, cause you pain, and make it difficult to live your best life. While it’s frustrating to deal with such a serious injury, it’s good to know that there’s help available. With a dedicated medical team on your side,[…]

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Patient Goes from Barely Able to Walk to Living Her Best Life

Last year, we consulted with a patient who previously underwent a microdiscechtomy under the supervision of an orthopedic spine surgeon. Despite the surgery, she continued to suffer from extreme pain and weakness from the waist down. After once again consulting with her original surgeon, she was told that there was[…]

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A Misdiagnosis can Prolong Your Back Pain

When suffering from back or neck pain, it’s critical to receive an accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. A misdiagnosis, regardless of the reason, can result in pain and suffering that you may have been able to avoid. Recently, we consulted with a patient who was suffering from severe back[…]

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Don’t Continue to Live with Back Pain

Believe it or not, many people live with back pain for years on end. Does this sound familiar? Recently, we consulted with a patient who has been suffering from moderate level lower back pain for more than 20 years. As a result of sciatica, she regularly experienced symptoms such as[…]

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Neurological Issues can Turn Your Life Upside Down

In many cases, back and/or neck injuries go hand in hand with neurological issues. This type of ailment, regardless of the seriousness, has the potential to turn your life upside down. Recently, we consulted with a patient who had undergone several unsuccessful back and neck injuries. After reviewing his patient[…]

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Good Care Starts with the First Visit

If you’re suffering from back or neck pain, it’s easy to begin to believe that there’s no end in sight. However, if you find the right doctor and staff, you’ll once again have the confidence you need to find a solution to your problem. Good care starts with the first[…]

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