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Spine Disorders: Diagnosing Common Deformities

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on January 16, 2018

The spine is an important and complex part of the human anatomy, supporting the entire body and allowing us to move. It follows that spine disorders can have significant impact on a person's movement and functioning. 

Spine disorders can affect both children and adults. The likely course of treatment depends on what condition you're diagnosed with and when it develops; treatment can range from simple observation to spinal surgery

This post provides information on the following types of spinal deformities: scoliosis, kyphosis and neuromuscular conditions.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Back

Lumbar Arthroplasty or Total Disc Replacement

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on January 2, 2018

Some lumbar spine conditions may require surgery. There are many different spine surgery procedures and specific options for cases in which lumbar spine surgery is needed. One type of surgery is total disc replacement. This article covers lumbar arthroplasty using a Charité Artificial Disc.

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Topics: Spine, Back

5 Conditions That May Require Lumbar Spine Surgery

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 18, 2017

If you have pain in your lumbar spine — or low back — you may be worried you need to have surgery. Many times, back pain can be treated using non-surgical methods, such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, walking or exercise and physical therapy. In some cases, steroid injections can help.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Back

Lumbar Spine Anatomy 101

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 5, 2017

In this post, we'll cover the basics of lumbar spine anatomy. The lumbar spine is in the lower back (whereas the cervical spine anatomy refers to the neck region).

This curved part of the spine helps support and move the body, and is made up of interlocking bones called vertebrae, ligaments and nerves. 

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Topics: Spine, Back