The Food and Drug Administration recently approved cervical disk replacement surgery as an alternative to spinal fusion. Like a knee replacement surgery, the artificial disk allows for full or nearly full range of motion after the surgery.
Cervical stenosis (CS) is the medical term for the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical or “neck” region of the spine. In CS, the upper part of the spinal canal becomes narrowed, compressing the spinal cord and nerve roots in this area.
Tightness in any of the muscles around the SI joints can interfere with the joints and cause lower back pain. Stretching the muscles may bring relief, while strengthening exercises help reduce the chances of the injury recurring.
It's not your imagination: Your back has definitely gotten achier and more injury-prone as you've aged. But what's behind the growing discomfort, and is there anything you can do to make it go away?
Results showed rehabilitation before minimally invasive spine surgery for adult spinal deformity may be independently associated with a shorter length of stay and lower rates of readmission and reoperations.