/ Apr 9, 2021

Patient Testimonial: Jules P.’s Story

2021-04-12T12:31:36+00:00April 9th, 2021|Back Pain, Patient Success Stories|

I am a 64-year-old, highly active man, and 17 years ago I had a devastating back injury at work. Since that time, I have had 5 lumbar reconstructive surgeries as well as over 25 minimally invasive procedures. In addition, I have incorporated stretching, range of motion, and weight training as part of a daily rehab […]

/ Mar 19, 2021

What are Epidural Steroid Injections?

2021-03-23T15:12:47+00:00March 19th, 2021|Back Pain, Non-Surgical Procedures, Spine Health|

Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are minimally invasive procedures performed to help reduce inflammation and pain caused by nerve root compression. Herniated discs, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis can cause compression on the nerves which results in pain, numbness, or weakness.  These symptoms are often referred to as radiculopathy. This pain can last […]

/ Mar 12, 2021

Regenerative Medicine for Back Pain

2021-03-23T15:34:43+00:00March 12th, 2021|Back Pain, Regenerative Medicine, Spine Health|

The human spine is a wonder of biological engineering, with its ability to bend, flex, twist, and support. But like even the finest-tuned machines, sometimes areas of the back can suffer from mechanical difficulties.  

Studies have shown that nearly 65 million Americans have suffered from back pain at some point, […]

/ Jan 22, 2021

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

2021-01-28T15:02:48+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Back Pain, Spine Health|

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) describes a group of symptoms that results from age-related wear-and-tear of the spinal discs. Treatment for degenerative disc disease generally begins with nonsurgical methods. The doctors at First State Spine will determine the severity of the condition and recommend treatment methods based on your individual pain.

/ Dec 15, 2020

Total Disc Replacement: Cervical Spine

2021-01-14T21:56:18+00:00December 15th, 2020|Cervical Disk Replacement, Cervical Surgery, Dr. Z, Spine Surgery, Surgical Procedures|

Dr. James Zaslavsky has completed thorough training in the use of this new device for cervical disc replacements at First State Spine! This device is the first and only cervical disc replacement in the U.S. approved to treat more than one level of the cervical spine with fewer complications, fewer operations, and quicker recovery times.

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