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2014-07-02 20:21:41

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The addition of a corticosteroid to epidural injections of an anesthetic does not enhance pain reduction in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of lower back and leg pain, according to a study in the July 3 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. The findings come from the first major clinical trial comparing epidural injections of anesthetic with and without corticosteroids for spinal stenosis. Researchers...

2014-07-02 08:27:06

DUBLIN, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tlf7gh/minimally) has announced the addition of the "Global Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture Repair (Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Devices) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report covers the market analysis of the minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair technologies namely,...

2014-07-01 23:02:49

We live in a world that’s increasingly sedentary, which contributes to widespread back pain among the population. To combat this, DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) has come up with eight solutions for people dealing with intense pain. Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and of those, millions will lead a diminished quality of life because they neglect...

2014-07-01 11:34:18

Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group Experts in the spine surgery community—neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons—banded together to evaluate the recent literature on lumbar spine fusion procedures and to publish up-to-date evidence-based recommendations on their use. The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine is pleased to announce today's publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and...

2014-06-26 23:03:45

Orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hooman M. Melamed of the DISC Sports & Spine Center, discusses surgery need, patient health, process and recovery. Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Every year, millions of Americans suffer herniated discs that—if left untreated—may cause excruciating pain and further damage to the spine. The microdiscectomy, one of the most commonly performed spine surgeries, is a safe, effective option for those patients who have not responded to more...

2014-06-24 12:28:40

TAMPA, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Integrity Life Sciences, LLC announced today, it has entered into an official global licensing agreement that grants Integrity the use of all of the technology, products, US Patent and Trademark Office's assignments, logos and other forms of intellectual property that were created by Axiom Worldwide, INC. The previously arranged agreement specifically includes the flagship product DRX9000 True Spinal Decompression, its family of...

2014-06-18 08:29:03

Spine Company is Well-Poised for Rapid Growth in Vertebral Compression Fracture and Degenerative Disc Disease Markets SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced it completed a $64 million round of financing. The spine company intends to use the proceeds to build its US commercial presence, scale up manufacturing, increase administrative functions to support overall corporate growth and...

2014-06-12 04:22:23

AULI, Norway, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific research is increasingly showing strong links between spending too much time sitting and the development of severe long and short term health problems. So serious is the issue of Sitting Disease [http://backapp.eu/en/documented-effects/avoid-sitting-disease ] that there is a growing insistence that "sitting is the new smoking." Health problems caused by Sitting Disease: - Short term...

2014-06-11 23:11:59

Second bi-annual Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Convention to be held June 29-July 1 at Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, NY. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Two-hundred girls and families from more than 30 states, Canada and England will be in attendance as Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support holds its second biannual Convention on June 29th- July 1st at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, NY. Founded in 2006 by then-13-year-old Smithtown, NY resident Leah Stoltz, Curvy Girls...

2014-06-10 08:25:19

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Spine, LLC, a provider of innovative spinal implant technologies, is pleased to announce the recent publication of two focal clinical research articles addressing both the costs and morbidity associated with fusion procedures performed in the treatment of spinal stenosis, and separately its comparative effectiveness relative to the Company's coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization device and procedure. In the recently-released publication...

Latest Vertebral column Reference Libraries

2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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