Pain Medications, Addiction, and Back Pain

Prescribing opioids for back pain has become a topic of increased scrutiny and caution in the medical community due to concerns about the potential for opioid misuse, addiction, and the opioid epidemic. While opioids can be effective in managing pain, especially after surgery or in cases of severe pain, there are several reasons why doctors […]

Spine Surgery: Microdiscectomy

A microdiscectomy, also known as microdecompression or microdiscectomy spine surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves caused by a herniated disc. This procedure is commonly used to treat conditions such as sciatica, which is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, often caused by a herniated […]

Spine Surgery: Laminectomy vs Laminotomy

Laminectomy and laminotomy are both surgical procedures that involve the removal of a portion of the vertebral bone, specifically the lamina, to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. These procedures are often performed to address conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or other spinal abnormalities. While they share similarities, there are key […]

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