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2014-07-16 23:02:34

Shocking Evidence Shows 87% of Patients Still Experiencing Spinal Pain Two Years After Spinal Surgery Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Everyday, people are being treated for back pain and leg pain using a very common method involving steroid injections for spinal stenosis, however, this is proving to have little benefit for many patients, according to a new study that experts said should make doctors and patients think twice about the treatment. The prestigious SPINE journal knows...

Running For Life: How Speed Restricts Evolutionary Change Of The Vertebral Column
2014-07-15 03:30:37

Naturalis Biodiversity Center One of the riddles of mammal evolution explained: the strong conservation of the number of trunk vertebrae. Researchers of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Utah show that this conservation is probably due to the essential role of speed and agility in survival of fast running mammals. They measured variation in vertebrae of 774 individual mammal skeletons of both fast and slow running species. The researchers found that a combination of...

2014-07-15 08:27:50

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, today announced that a team of spine surgeons from Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA has published their findings from a recent study...

2014-07-14 23:02:33

Road trip season has arrived, but for people with back problems, the thought of sitting in a car for hours on end isn't exactly pleasant. DISC Sports & Spine Center's Dr. Gary Brazina is offering insights on how persons can preserve back health on the road. Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Midway through summer, throngs of families are hitting the road to create their own versions of the National Lampoon classic “Vacation.” An estimated four out of five Americans,...

2014-07-11 23:05:44

Prominent Los Angeles spine surgeon Dr. Gravori talks about spinal injuries that can occur while playing soccer and how to treat them. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The World Cup in Brazil has caused excitement around the globe. However, according to recent reports, many star soccer players left the game due to injury. Soccer may take a backseat in the media to American football when it comes to the severity of injuries, but as in all sports, the risk is always there. While none...

2014-07-08 23:10:43

Leading Beverly Hills spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori comments on football star David Wilson's spinal stenosis and treatment. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 According to a recent article, New York Giants running back David Wilson is seeking medical clearance to play again after an injury left him with spinal stenosis. Wilson suffered the career-threatening injury in 2013, and had surgery to correct it in January 2014. Now, he is waiting for the all-clear in order to resume his...

2014-07-08 08:29:48

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leading provider of innovative motion preserving spinal publication of two separate independent prospective clinical research studies that address clinical effectiveness of open surgical decompression or laminotomy, and the effect of post decompression interlaminar stabilization including validated outcomes parameters and supportive imaging measurements to convincingly support the improved short term and long term...

2014-07-03 11:09:55

University of Washington Researchers compared combination to a local anesthetic alone Epidural injections with a glucocorticoid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine appear to be no better in reducing pain and physical limitations in patients with spinal stenosis, a common spine disorder, than injections of lidocaine alone, a new study has found. Glucocorticoids, also known as corticosteroids, are commonly used to treat inflammation. "Compared to injections with...

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,...


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Laminotomy
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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