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Some Common Back Problems and Their Treatments Explained

With lifestyles changing and more and more jobs getting sitting position based, there are millions of people out there troubled with back pain. In the past few years, many technologically advances have taken place in this regard and this has led to arrival of several new and effective pain treatment options. Suffering from pain is a condition that can led to a complete deterioration of ones health and this is one big reason patients are advised to consult a pain specialist as soon as one encounters any ache or discomfort.

A spine surgeon is not only going to carry out a complete evaluation of the condition but would also suggest the treatment options that would go with this issue of pain. Back surgery is not the only option to go in with; one can opt in for several non-invasive treatments that promise to bring in safe and permanent results in the form of relief from pain. Gone are the days when pain problems were only treated with surgeries, with so many new techniques coming in, people can get their pain treated with a spine surgeon and get back to work from the very next day.

Effective & Safe Back Pain Treatments Explained

Effectiveness and safety are two results expected from any form of treatment and treatment is not aloof of this. Most of the patients dealing with the pain would like to go through a painless pain surgery as they would not appreciate the idea of lying on bed for days after the treatment. Some of the most preferred back pain treatments include:

Lumbar Discectomy: This back treatment is a minimally invasive spine surgery in which the spine surgeon is going to remove the damage, diseased or deformed discs. For anyone who feels pressure on the nerves, this Lumbar Discectomy treatmemt would work well.

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: This treatment is being provided by only the best spine surgeons as this is a complex process in which bone graft is used to encourage the growth of bones so that the spine health can be restored.

Physical Therapy: For the patients in the initial stages of back pain, this back pain treatment is going to work wonders. In this, the spine surgeon would advise the patient to opt in for massages, exercises and movements that would relax back muscles and give strength to the muscles surrounding the spine.


Orthopedic Implants can ensure a Healthy Life with Strong Bones

Medical science has grown by leaps and bounds in the recent years. The most prevalent factors behind this impending growth are technological advancements that have made it easier to cure some of the most complex diseases with the use of various sophisticated methods and tools. It is the superlative achievement of these enhancements in medical world that life can be the same even after a major accident occurring to any person. Mostly such accidents have a detrimental effect on the bones leading to fractures, dislocations, or serious injuries. However, accidents are not the only cause behind deteriorating conditions of bones. Factors like growing age, degeneration or other diseases also take their toll on them. In such cases, orthopedic implants are bliss to these patients who can aspire a healthy life with the help of these advanced mechanisms that recuperate the functionality of these broken or injured bones.

The orthopedic implants are devices that are surgically implanted into the body to reinforce the functions performed by any injured part. These include bone plates and bone screws for fixing the fractured bones or spinal surgeries; implants for joint replacement, and treatment of any other problem related to musculoskeletal system of body. But to ensure desired results after undergoing such complex treatments and surgeries, it is quite necessary to ensure high quality of such implants.

Vocal Folds Growth… How dangerous is it, and what could happen if untreated?

Posted BY :-Diana Yampolsky

Lately, I have more and more inquiries about almost all kinds of growth on the vocal folds (vocal cords). The most “popular” inquiry is about vocal polyps. Over the years, I, non-surgically, have treated all kinds of unpleasant vocal disorders, and I have to say that the polyps are the most stubborn of all. Moreover, they have tendencies to multiply even after they have been removed surgically.

The good example of that would be the case of a singer named John Mayor. Polyps have some kind of a viral nature, apposed to nodes and nodules. I believe that due to that, they could multiply and multiply fast. I also know the cases where those nasty polyps turned cancerous. Not too long ago, I got a phone call from an apparently quite known solo Artist’s husband. According to him, his wife, solo guitar player and singer, was diagnosed with a polyp on the vocal cord 6 years ago. She was offered a surgical removal of the polyp, which she refused profusely and just continued with her busy schedule of vocal/guitar performances.

Evidently, she was not looking for any solution, including non-surgical, or any other for that matter. Meanwhile, her voice was deteriorating gradually and eventually, subsided to the point that she could hardly speak, let alone sing. At this point, she had no other choice as to agree to have the surgery and have that polyp removed. During such surgery, when any growth is to be removed, the doctors send it to pathology in order to verify that it is benign, or conclude otherwise. Unfortunately, in her case, the test came back malignant. The husband of the aforementioned person had passed the phone over to her to speak to me. That was 2 months after the surgery was performed and I still could not make out any words that she was saying.

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