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Posts Tagged ‘back / neck related surgeries’

Neuromonitoring During Spine Surgery

October 4th, 2021 by Lauren

Neuromonitoring is a technique the surgeons at Saratoga Spine often use to ensure the health and safety of their patients. But what is neuromonitoring? And how is neuromonitoring used during spine surgery? What is Neuromonitoring? Neuromonitoring is the term used for monitoring a patient’s nervous system during surgery. Typically with neuromonitoring, a trained neurologist or […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

What Is An Electronic Bone Stimulator?

August 10th, 2021 by Lauren

If you’re having a spinal fusion surgery your doctor may also use an electronic bone stimulator. But what is it and how does it work? What is an Electronic Bone Stimulator? During a spinal fusion surgery two or more bones of the spine are fused, or “welded” together. During the surgery the surgeon may insert artificial […]

FAQ About Spinal Fusion Surgery

July 9th, 2021 by Lauren

Spinal Fusion Surgery FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Below are some frequently asked questions about spinal fusion surgery and some short answers. For more in depth information, see our link to other articles online, or make an appointment and talk to one of the doctors at Saratoga Spine. What is spinal fusion surgery? Spinal fusion is […]

Problems in the upper spine (neck area) can lead to pain in the shoulders and arms an potentially numbness and weakness down the arms. For most individuals the symptoms can be resolved with a combination of phsyical therapy, chiropractic care, and/or steroid injections. When these non-surgical treatments aren’t effective, your doctor may recommend a surgical […]

How to Help Someone After Back Surgery

January 8th, 2019 by Lauren

If your loved one is undergoing spine surgery you want to be there to help them. But it’s not always easy to know how to help someone after back surgery. Here are some post-surgery tips for caregivers. How to Sit After Back Surgery After back or neck surgery it’s recommended to keep the patient’s back […]

A Serious Spine Injury and An Inspiring Comeback

December 21st, 2018 by Lauren

A spine injury is a scary thing. It can be devastating. We often hear about traumatic injuries which leave people paralyzed. But not all injuries to the spine have such devastating consequences. This is a story about a serious spine injury…and an inspiring fight to recovery. Football Injuries If you’ve ever watched football you know […]

7 Ways to Prepare for Spine Surgery

October 8th, 2018 by Lauren

What do you need to do to prepare for spine surgery? If your doctor has recommended surgery for your back or neck condition here are some things you should think about before the procedure. Prepare for Spine Surgery 1. Pre-Surgical Checkups Your doctor may ask that you visit your regular doctor for a general checkup […]

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