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 […]
Whether as a result of injury, poor habits, or normal wear-and-tear, pain in the neck can be real and debilitating.
Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Most acute neck pain episodes will resolve with or without treatment, but nearly half of those who report […]
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 […]
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, […]
Suffering from sciatica and living with pain can disrupt your life. It affects everything from sitting at your desk to standing in the kitchen while making a meal.
The term “sciatica” means any pain or symptom that causes numbness or sensation like tingling along the sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve pain is not […]
Every year, back pain affects millions of Americans. Back pain is uncomfortable and can be debilitating. It frequently causes damage to other parts of the body. Back pain interferes with your quality of life and can limit your ability to live life to the fullest.
Back pain can be acute or […]
The spine consists of a complex system of bones and ligaments that provide stability and support for the entire body. This complex system contains a spinal column that protects the spinal cord and nerves. The spinal cord and nerves transmit signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If the […]
Back pain is a common complaint and if conservative treatments are ineffective, your doctor may suggest interventional treatments.
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.
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.