Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?

Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?


When you're not dealing with a life-saving operation, it's easy to question whether or not you really need surgery. A lot of people facing elective orthopedic surgeries, like spine surgery, wonder if it's worth the stress and lengthy recovery. It's not uncommon for patients to ask "will back surgery really

4 Different Types of Spine and Lower Back Surgery

4 Different Types of Spine and Lower Back Surgery


Whether you've got spondylosis, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, or chronic back pain, a surgery may be the next move in your health journey. Read on as we break-down the most common types of back surgeries, explain the procedure, and share which back/ spine surgery might resolve your back

PreHab Before Back & Spine Surgery: Why it's a Must!

PreHab Before Back & Spine Surgery: Why it's a Must!


If you've got a back or spine surgery on the books, like a laminectomy, discectomy or spinal fusion, it can feel very overwhelming. Similarly, if you don't have back surgery scheduled but know it's inevitable, it can feel just as scary. One important way to combat pre-surgery jitters is to

Marijuana to Treat Pain and Osteoarthritis: Pros & Cons

Marijuana to Treat Pain and Osteoarthritis: Pros & Cons


Marijuana isn't just reserved for "pot smoking" teenagers, stoners, and artists! If you suffer from chronic pain--whether it be back, joint, osteoarthritis, or from an injury--you're probably more intrigued than ever with the idea of "marijuana as medicine". After all, marijuana has never been more mainstream and accepted by patients

Los Angeles Orthopedic Physical Therapy Centers

Los Angeles Orthopedic Physical Therapy Centers


If your experiencing joint pain, osteoarthritis, or an injury (like a torn ACL), you'll probably find yourself walking through the doors of a physical therapist. Depending on your condition, symptoms, and how long you've been in pain for, physical therapy may be a regular part of your routine. For others,

Spondylosis: What is it & How Do I Treat it?

Spondylosis: What is it & How Do I Treat it?


"Spondylosis" sounds like it could be a type of plant or cute underwater creature. However, it actually has to do with spinal pain. Unless you've been diagnosed with spondylosis, chances are you probably won't know what it means (or have even heard of it). If your physician has suggested you

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