The Secret to Preventing Back Pain: Exercise
Back pain is like a horrible house guest: it comes in uninvited, disrupts everything, stays too long, and has a nasty habit of coming back. Back pain is no different than a lot of other diseases, like diabetes or heart disease. Seventeen percent of people having low back fusion surgery in the US this year …
What Your Doctor Can Do to Minimize Your Risk of Infection
While there is a lot of hype about infections from surgeries, the real risk of getting an infection from surgery is less than one percent. Fear of infection should not prevent you from having the spinal surgery you need to get back in the game. There are clear steps your doctor can take to minimize …
6 Steps to Avoid Getting an Infection from Spine Surgery
With any type of surgery, the truth is that an infection caused by bacteria is always a risk. Reduce the bacteria, and you minimize the risk of infection. While these risks are lower in spine surgery, there are six things anyone can do to minimize the possibility of a surgical infection.