Patients with severe lower back pain due to narrowed passages for spinal nerves obtained sustained significant relief with a new, minimally invasive procedure, a new study shows.
There are several strong reasons why you should choose an artificial disc over a traditional Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion or ACDF. Let us first look at what is the optimal goal for a traditional anterior discectomy and fusion.
If you have ever gone to the hospital or have undergone a medical procedure, then it is possible that you have heard the terms “Inpatient” and “Outpatient” before. When going through surgery, it is typical for a patient to assume they will need to be hospitalized prior to their procedure but with constant technological advances in healthcare, increased minimally invasive techniques, and advances in pain control, that is not always the case.
According to researchers, SI Joint pain is an underappreciated source of low back pain that affects between 15 and 30 percent of people with chronic pain. Some people who experience back pain can even be unaware that the pain is stemming from the SI Joints. So, what is the SI joint and how is it causing back pain?