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Posts Tagged ‘back surgery’

In the video below, Dr. Herzog discusses potential problems after spinal surgery. Read the full transcript below, or view more educational videos from Saratoga Spine. Problems After Surgery – Get a 2nd Opinion If you’ve had spinal surgery or have new or persistent problems, we may be able to identify a mechanical cause. Sometimes, problems […]

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 […]

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 […]

Many spine surgeries are performed by both neurosurgeons and spine surgeons. So which should you choose? What’s the difference between a spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon? What is a Spine Surgeon? A spine surgeon is a type of orthopedic surgeon trained to treat disorders of the vertebral column. What is an orthopedic surgeon? An orthopedic […]

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 […]

After finding out they may require surgery one of the first questions most people ask is “when can I be back on my feet?”.  What is a typical recovery time for back or neck surgery? Recovery times can vary depending on an individual’s condition, health and other factors. But, here are some average recovery times […]

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