The Failed Promises of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
First, what exactly is minimally invasive spine surgery? You would think that this term means surgery involving minimal manipulation of, and minimal damage to the tissues of the spine and around the spine. But, in reality that is not necessarily the case. The definition of minimally invasive spine surgery is not based on the amount of tissue removed or manipulated, […]
How Safe Are Your Pain Medications?
As the “baby boomer” generation enter its Medicare years the prevalence of arthritis and musculoskeletal pain is increasing at an accelerating pace. Some call this epidemic of chronic pain America’s biggest health problem. According to a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academy of Sciences) chronic pain will affect at some point 100 million Americans […]