• Adult Scoliosis

    Adult Scoliosis Adult scoliosis can develop for many reasons. It can be a progression from an adolescent/childhood scoliosis, or it can start new as an adult and progress from there. Unlike adolescent scoliosis, adult scoliosis often is accompanied with arthritic changes and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). Full Case
  • Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis means the forward slippage of one lumbar vertebra in relation to the vertebra below. Spondylolisthesis has many causes, six to be exact. The more common causes are, with adults, arthrititic changes that pushes one bone on top of other, and in children, a small break (lysis) of a bone that allows one bone to shift on top of the other. Full Case
  • Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis means the narrowing of the spinal canal. As with a closet, if you stuff too much clothes in the closet, it is hard to move around. This is the same idea with the spinal cord. If there is pressure from the bones, ligaments and disks, it is hard for the nerves to do their job and move around, especially when the legs and arms are so far away. Full Case
  • Herniated Disk

    Herniated Disk In essence, the disk leaves its home. It leaves the space between the bones and acts as an irritant. It can press on the spinal cord to cause weakness in the arms and legs. The herniated disk can rupture and press on a nerve causing shooting pain down the legs or arms. It can cause a drop foot, where the ankle does not work correctly. This can interfere with walking, climbing stairs and even driving. Full Case
  • Adolescent Scoliosis

    Adolescent Scoliosis Adolescent scoliosis can develop at any time, most commonly in the pre-teen years, but can occur any time. It can rapidly progress during growth spurts however. Adolescent scoliosis is a curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis is a rotational deformity of the spine, and the body compensates for this rotation with the classic ā€œSā€ shaped scoliosis curvature. Full Case
  • Revision Spine Surgery

    Revision Spine Surgery Revision spine surgery is an easy way for describing a very complex network of problems with a similar complex array of possible solutions. Revision surgery can be needed due to failure of the hardware, a new disk herniation, failure of all of bones to fuse or mend together, pathology at another level, or for any other multitude of problems that may develop. Full Case

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