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Buldging Disc

What is a bulging disc?

 

Your discs are located in-between the vetebrae, of your spine. Because of its location, they are technically called the Intervetebral disc. These discs are made up of two very distinct parts that allows your spine to withstand many forces. The inner part of the disc, or the neculeus pulposus is made up of a jelley like substance that is mainly water and its purpose is to allow the spine to withstand compression forces. The necleus pulposus is surrounded by the second part of the intervetebral disc, the annulus fibrosus. The annulus fibrosus is much tougher than the necleus pulposus. Consisting of strong ligament fibers the annulus fibrosus allows the spine to resist tortional forces, and to keep the nucleus pulposus in its place. This annulus also securley connects the upper and lower vetebral bodies of the disc. A bulging disc occurs when the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disc extends beyond its normal boundries. This displacement of the disc can occur due to the normal aging process of the spine, or a buldge can also occur if an individual has sustained a trauma to the spine.

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What is the procedure

 

An endoscopic discectomy is one of the least invasive surgeries that can successfully treat a bulging disc. For this procedure the surgeon uses a small camera called an endoscope that allows the surgeon to visualize and safely remove the bulging portion of the disc. Endoscopic discectomy is an outpatient procedure that does not require a hospital stay, and is commonly performed in a surgery center.


What is the procedure

 

Percutaneous discectomy is a procedure where the surgeon places a needle into the disc space. When the needle is placed the surgeon can now use lasers and other smaller diameter instruments that are designed to remove disc material. Percutaneous discectomy is the
least invasive procedure performed to correct bulging discs. Percutaneous Discectomy is an outpatient procedure with no blood loss it can be dont in an outpatient setting, and it also provides a quick recovery.


Disc Degeneration disease
Disc Tear
Facet Joint disease
Failed surgery
Foraminal Stenosis
Herniated Disc
Pinched Nerve
Radiculitis
Radiculopathy

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Coccydynia

What is Coccydynia?

 

Coccydynia, in simple translation is "tailbone pain" The tailbone is a small bone of the spine that is made up of three to five coccygeal vertebrae. This group of bones is located at the base of the spine and has the shape of a small triangle. Pain orginiating from the tailbone can be caused by a fracture or break of the tailbone due to trauma from a slip and fall, or even from natural childbirth.

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What is the procedure

 

A laser procedure performed to deaden a damaged nerve and stop it sending pain signals to the brain. A safe and quick outpatient procedure with no blood loss.


What is the procedure

 

An injection of medication that numbs and blocks pain signals being transmitted from a damaged nerve in the coccyx or tailbone area of the spine to the brain.


What is the procedure

 

A surgery performed to treat coccyx or tail bone pain. Pain is relieved by removing the damaged coccyx, as it is a bone that our body does not use.



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Shoulder Arthritis

What is Shoulder Arthritis?

 

There are two types of arthritis that can be affect the shoulder. Osteoarthritis: This is the most common type of arthritis seen in the shoulder. Due to the normal wear and tear the smooth lining of the shoulder joint covering the bones begins to wear away. This normal wear begins to expose the ends of the bones causing them to rub together. This rubbing forces the body to heal itself causing the formation of bone spurs which creates irregular motion within the shoulder joint. These spurs and irregular motion leads to inflamation and pain radiating from the joint. Another type of arthritis seen in the shoulder is called rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is more of an inflammatory response and is typically seen in patients that have had a major trauma to the shoulder.

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What is the procedure

 

Your body right now is going through a natural process of degeneration and regeneration. Every day your body sends out specialized cells called Mesenchymal stem cells which are specifically designed to develop into any specific tissue. The type of tissue the Mesenchymal stem cells develop into is determined by the signals received from the surrounding area of the cell. Because of injury, or due to the natural aging process, sometimes the degeneration process can exceeds the natural regeneration process of the body. When this occurs these Mesenchymal stem cells, which are found in high concentration in the bone marrow, can be harvested and injected into the affected joint. The introduction of this high concentration of regenerative cells accelerate natural healing of the body and can sometimes help to repair tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and form new bone.


What is the procedure

 

Procedure performed to scrape away or remove arthritic areas in the shoulder joint. Outpatient procedure with little to no blood loss and quick recovery.


Shoulder Tendonitis
Sacroiliac Joint pain