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7 12, 2017

Dr. Adelman Teaches Course In Lumbar Endoscopic Spinal Decompression Conference

By |2017-12-12T17:44:48+00:00December 7th, 2017|Back Pain, Herniated Disk, Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on Dr. Adelman Teaches Course In Lumbar Endoscopic Spinal Decompression Conference

From November 3-5, a conference was held in Las Vegas to give education on lumbar endoscopic spinal decompression. The conference included 1 day of didactics and 1½ days of cadaver workshop. Lumbar endoscopic spinal decompression is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve pain, numbness and decreased mobility caused by nerve pressure created by [...]

28 11, 2016

Know If You’re Covered: Navigating Health Insurance For 2017

By |2016-12-22T17:05:43+00:00November 28th, 2016|Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on Know If You’re Covered: Navigating Health Insurance For 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance started November 1, 2016, and goes until January 31, 2017. The uncertain healthcare world is leading many individuals and companies to make changes, or look for better options. Coverages are changing among the different insurers across the nation, including in Utah. Beginning next year, you may be surprised to find [...]

17 07, 2016

Sciatica

By |2016-12-22T17:05:43+00:00July 17th, 2016|Back Pain, buttock pain, Herniated Disk, Lower Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Pinched Nerves, Sciatica Pain, Spine Care, Spine Test|Comments Off on Sciatica

When the largest and longest nerve in the human body is pinched, you can bet that some intense pain will follow. Sciatica is a condition describing the pain that results from the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This large nerve, or bundle of fibers that transmits impulses of sensation to the spinal cord [...]

1 03, 2016

Erasing Risks of Back Surgery

By |2016-12-22T17:05:43+00:00March 1st, 2016|Diagnosing Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Erasing Risks of Back Surgery

Years ago, fixing a herniated disc might have required a lengthy hospital stay and a heavy dose of pain. But modern surgical techniques, like selective endoscopic discectomy, make fixing herniated discs a less complicated affair. Once a spine specialist identifies that a spinal disc is herniated, protruded, extruded or degenerated, discectomy is a reliable solution. [...]

7 01, 2016

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Thoracic Disc Herniation

By |2016-01-07T18:49:04+00:00January 7th, 2016|Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on Minimally Invasive Treatment for Thoracic Disc Herniation

The spinal column has different names for different sections. At the top is the cervical, which includes vertebrae one through seven. Then comes the thoracic, which includes the next 12 vertebrae. Then comes the lumbar, then the sacral and finally the coccyx. Disc herniation generally occurs in the cervical or lumbar sections of the spine. [...]

12 11, 2015

Defining Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

By |2016-12-22T17:05:46+00:00November 12th, 2015|Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on Defining Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery treats spinal conditions without causing undue injury to surrounding soft tissues. The procedure uses a wide variety of advanced techniques, and a truly minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes an endoscope to perform the procedure through the smallest opening. Any other technique is not a true minimally invasive operation. Some advantages of [...]

20 10, 2014

Dr. Adelman Speaks at World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques in Paris

By |2016-12-22T17:05:46+00:00October 20th, 2014|Diagnosing Back Pain, Herniated Disk, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Spine Care|Comments Off on Dr. Adelman Speaks at World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques in Paris

Dr. Adelman, an expert with extensive training in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, spoke before an international audience this summer about his work. The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, held in Paris this year, is meant to increase collegiality among minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) colleagues internationally. The congress provides [...]

21 02, 2014

What Conditions Can Lead to Back Surgery?

By |2016-12-22T17:05:47+00:00February 21st, 2014|Back Pain, Herniated Disk, Lower Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on What Conditions Can Lead to Back Surgery?

Back surgery is a significant undertaking. Often it involves an invasive surgery and a long recovery. Many causes of back pain can be solved with lifestyle changes or physical therapy, but there are some conditions and injuries that likely require back surgery to manage the problem. Those who have herniated discs may require back surgery [...]

15 01, 2014

What Puts Me at Risk for a Herniated Disc?

By |2016-12-22T17:05:47+00:00January 15th, 2014|Back Pain, Herniated Disk, Lower Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures|Comments Off on What Puts Me at Risk for a Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs are not the most common back ailment, but they can occur at all ages. Typically, people ages 35 to 45 years old are most likely to suffer from a herniated disc, especially those who have jobs that require sitting for extended periods of time. A herniated disc can cause mild to severe back [...]

20 12, 2013

Finding Sciatica Pain Relief

By |2016-12-22T17:05:49+00:00December 20th, 2013|buttock pain, Herniated Disk, Lower Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Pinched Nerves, Sciatica Pain|Comments Off on Finding Sciatica Pain Relief

It’s fair to expect pain from any kind of pinched nerve, let alone the longest nerve in the human body. Our sciatic nerve originates in the lower back, runs through our buttocks and terminates further down our leg. And even though it’s one of the most important nerves in our bodies, it’s famous for being [...]