When most people think about what a neurosurgeon does, they think of surgery on the nervous system. When people think about what an orthopedic surgeon does, they think of surgery on the bones and joints. It’s easy to know you should see a neurosurgery for a brain problem and an orthopedic surgeon for a knee…Details
Finding an excellent neurosurgeon on the internet is possible. However, you must be very careful and understand exactly what information you are finding.
The spine is among the most important components of the human body, and plays a number of different roles in daily function. Avoiding injury to the spine and promoting optimal spinal health are essential to preserving proper function and supporting optimal quality of life for patients of all ages. The team at Rocky Mountain Brain…Details
As we get older, we all develop “changes” in our spines. Studies have shown that about 30% of completely pain-free (asymptomatic) people undergoing a lumbar MRI have abnormalities detected. After the age of 60 years old, about 90% of people have at least a “degenerative disc.” Low back pain is one of the most common…Details
If you suffer from chronic back or neck pain that has not been relieved by surgery or other therapies, spinal cord stimulation may be another option. Also known as neurostimulation, or SCS, this non-drug therapy modifies or blocks nerve activity to relieve pain. Here’s what you need to know about spinal cord stimulation, courtesy of…Details
Living with persistent neck pain can be a challenge, and can impact many different areas of an individual’s life. Fortunately, there are ways to address neck pain, giving patients a chance to regain full mobility and eliminate pain. The team at Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute would like to offer the following information on…Details
Having spine surgery does not guarantee that your neck or back problems are gone for good. In some cases, pain and other symptoms can continue. This can mean that the initial procedure was not successful, or it could indicate that you have a recurring condition. Understanding your options if you have continued pain can help…Details
Anyone who has experienced significant back pain understands how difficult it is to lead a normal life while dealing with persistent discomfort. For some, the path toward relief may lie in back surgery. Traditionally, surgical procedures performed on the neck and back were done via “open surgery,” in which a large incision is made and the surgeon damages…Details