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Cervical Disc Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 3, 2019

Neck pain is unfortunately common, especially if you’re recovering from an injury or advancing in age. But pain stemming from cervical disc disease can be especially debilitating, especially when the resulting pain and loss of mobility starts to affect your quality of life. 

Fortunately, there are new treatments available that offer better recovery, comfort and lasting results to help you get back on track with life. Here, we cover the basics of degenerative disc disease, and why a Mobi-C cervical disc replacement may be an ideal treatment option.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Neck

The Fusion Alternative: Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 5, 2019

Considering surgery to treat a problem cervical disc? Patients now have access to a new procedure to replace problem discs that offers faster recovery and greater mobility than traditional treatments.

A new device called Mobi-C® Cervical Disc helpsfusions-not-the-only-option-for-cervical-disc-replacement-surgery recipients maintain neck motion and reduces the risk for further damage to the spine. This poses a great improvement over typical fusion procedures, which stop movement of the neck around the problem area and often require additional surgery. 

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Neck, Back

Back Pain Treatments that Work

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on September 17, 2018

Back pain is a common problem that affects many people — an estimated 80 percent of adults in America will experience back pain at some point, according to the National Institutes of HealthIt can get in the way of things that matter to you, like your job, time with family, sports or hobbies.

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Topics: Spine, Back

The Pros and Cons of Surgeries for Scoliosis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on March 16, 2018

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that affects all three planes of the spine. It occurs in children and adults. Some people are born with the condition and others develop it at later stages of life. Neurologic and muscular diseases, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, can also cause scoliosis.

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Topics: Spine

Spinal Deformities: Treating Kyphosis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on February 26, 2018

Spinal deformities can be caused by a variety of conditions and affect people at different ages. You've probably heard of scoliosis and neuromuscular disease — which can cause spinal deformities — but have you heard of kyphosis? This condition can affect any age group, but often is found in older patients.

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Topics: Spine

Scoliosis In Children

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on February 12, 2018

Scoliosis in children can be present at birth or it can develop in adolescence.  This blog will discuss the hallmarks of scoliosis in children as well as types of treatment that can be indicated for young people with scoliosis.

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Topics: Spine

Types of Scoliosis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on January 29, 2018

Scoliosis is a deformity that involves the curvature of the spine. It affects all three planes of the body: coronal (bisecting the front and back of the body), saggital (bisecting right and left), and axial (bisecting top and bottom.)

Scoliosis is one of the  spine disorders  that can occur in both children and adults. In this blog, you'll learn the basics about diagnosis and treatment of three types of scoliosis: pediatric, idiopathic, and adult scoliosis. 
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Topics: Spine

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 an Artificial Disc.

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Topics: Spine, Back

Types of Lumbar Surgery

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 26, 2017

Many lumbar spine conditions — or those affecting the low back — can be treated using methods other than surgery. Your orthopedic specialist will likely try non-operative treatment for a period of up to several months before exploring the possibility of lumbar spine surgery. If your doctor does determine that lumbar surgery is indicated, here is an overview of the main types of surgery that are most frequently performed:

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Topics: Spine