Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

If other non-surgical treatments haven’t reduced your symptoms, your doctor could recommend surgical treatment. Surgery can relieve pressure on your spinal cord and stabilize parts of your spinal segment that may be causing pain. Depending on the condition, location,...
Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of a passage in your body, therefore spinal stenosis is the narrowing of your spinal canal (central stenosis) or nerve root canal (lateral stenosis). Because your spinal canal houses the spinal cord, this narrowing affects your...
Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Prior to starting any type of treatment, it’s important to see a spine specialist to develop an appropriate treatment program for your specific condition and medical history. Based on information you give your doctor spine surgery is not always the answer. The...
Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

If your spine surgeon suspects that a specific condition may be causing your pain, they will order diagnostic tests. These could include imaging, scans or blood tests. At Huffman Clinic’s spine surgery center, we perform a complete set of tests to ensure that our...
What Happens During a Microdiscectomy?

What Happens During a Microdiscectomy?

A Lumbar microdiscectomy is a surgery performed to remove a herniated disc or degenerative disc in the lower spine. The doctor makes an incision to remove the disc pressing on the nerves. There are five steps involved in a laminotomy discectomy. The operation will...
Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Photo courtesy of Summit Orthopedics A compression fracture is a break of a vertebra or bone in the spine, which commonly occurs in patients with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that lessens the density of bones, causing them to be weaker, which can then...