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Key Questions to Ask Your Florida Spine Surgeon May 13th, 2021

Surgical doctor looking at radiological spinal x-ray film for medical diagnosis on patient's health. Having back and spine issues can be truly debilitating. But while most back pain usually fades after a session of massage or a visit to your chiropractor, special cases or injuries that cause chronic pain are...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Options to Heal Your Spine Apr 15th, 2021

Surgeon performs laparoscopic surgery on the abdomen. Close-up of a laparoscope and doctor's hands Minimally invasive spine surgery was created to treat spine conditions as a more stable and less invasive alternative to open surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery can be performed using traditional instruments, laparoscopically, and without severely injuring...

The Magic of Superfoods and How They Can Help Your Spine Feb 25th, 2021

A healthy diet can transform your body and its ability to take on the world. Natural foods focus on strengthening general bodily systems, including one’s immune system and central nervous system. You guessed it – we are referring to superfoods. If these foods affect targeted areas throughout your body, do...

Understanding Back Pain: How Serious Is Your Condition? Jan 27th, 2021

Most individuals have been affected by back pain at some point during their lives. Sometimes the pain feels mild. Other times, the pain feels debilitating. When you are used to feeling striking pain throughout your spine, how will you ever be able to tell when this pain suggests a severe...

Which Pillows and Mattresses Are Right for Your Spine? Jan 4th, 2021

Are you tossing and turning throughout the night due to back pain? Does that discomfort linger throughout the next morning? Your pillows or mattresses may be at fault. An old, worn-out pillow or mattress can severely impact your quality of sleep. More specifically, they can impact your spine’s long-term health....

What to Expect From a SpineJack Procedure Dec 2nd, 2020

Severe back pain can be truly debilitating. Doctors treating patients with severe back pain are always seeking safer and more effective solutions. Thankfully, a new restorative approach to severe back pain is gaining traction: the SpineJack system. The SpineJack system, a revolutionary implant procedure, was designed to treat acute osteoporotic...

How to Maintain a Healthy Spine During Homeschooling Nov 6th, 2020

This year, parents have had to adjust to the consequences of the global pandemic: COVID-19. They have been faced with many challenges; one of which includes the decision to send their children physically back to school. Although some parents have opted to allow their kids join in on in-class education,...

Contamination Prevention 101: How Spine Solutions Safely Treats Patients Oct 5th, 2020

We at Spine Solutions, South Florida’s leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and back pain treatment, have always kept safety at the forefront of our practice. Patients and staff members have valued our keen attention to health and safety, especially when contamination prevention is now a household topic. Our expert...

Work from Home Tips to Protect Your Spine Aug 20th, 2020

Working from home has become an essential part of our “new normal.” Fortunately, businesses are remaining flexible to accommodate individuals who want to work without being exposed to potentially infectious environments. The idea of working from your personal space is enticing, but it can come with its drawbacks. According to The...

Which Exercise Techniques Can Strengthen Your Spine? Aug 11th, 2020

One of the most important things you can do to help strengthen your spine is exercise. This will not only strengthen your back muscles to prevent injuries, but it will improve your overall health. Strengthening your core, among other muscles, will keep your spine secure. That being said, there are...

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Aug 11th, 2020

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Over Laser Spine Surgery? Laser spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery are often confused or grouped into the same type of treatment option; however, each procedure offers its unique pros and cons. Let’s learn more about how laser...

Can I Prevent a Bulging Disc from Flaring Up? Feb 12th, 2020

Your spine was created with an army of support, allowing your spine to be equally flexible and strong. This army, otherwise known as a collection of discs, lives between the vertebrae that make up your spine. The discs are made up of complex fibrous material. As we age, these discs...

Which Sleeping Positions Best Protect Your Spine? Feb 4th, 2020

Do you feel electric back pain as soon as you wake up each morning? An immediate sense of exhaustion and strain encompasses your body because you know you have had a bad night’s rest. Your sleeping position might be affecting your spine. No, this striking back pain is probably not...

Top 5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Spine Dec 9th, 2019

If you find yourself constantly suffering from back pain, you are not alone. There are millions of people who experience back pain daily, and it affects each person’s quality of life. In fact, back pain is one of the leading causes of job-related disabilities. Many individuals suffer from back pain...

The Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Nov 13th, 2019

Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and usually causes less harm to the body. This type of surgery causes less pain overall and provides a faster recovery period when used as treatment for a variety of spine conditions. Minimally invasive techniques can be used for procedures such as lumbar decompression...

What to Expect After Spine Surgery Oct 7th, 2019

Traditional spine surgery can require a long recovery process. The length of an individual’s recovery depends on the type of surgery; however, it typically takes about four to six weeks to do simple activities. A full recovery can take from about six months to an entire year. Right after a...

Top Tips to Prevent Back Pain Sep 10th, 2019

Common activities we do every day can cause back pain. These activities can be as simple as picking up an object from the floor, sitting at a computer in the same position for hours, bending over incorrectly, or carrying heavy items. By following these six tips, you can prevent unwanted...

6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Aug 7th, 2019

If you are one of the many people who suffer from back pain, you know there is not one single treatment that will cure the problem. Treating a spine condition is a process, ultimately leading you to the right option that will help stop the pain. In addition to the...

Which Surgical Spine Treatments Are Available to Me? Jul 1st, 2019

If you are an individual battling severe back pain or spine disease, surgical treatment is available to you. From spinal fusions to disc replacements, suggested surgical procedures can vary based on a patient’s specialized needs. At Spine Solutions, we tailor your surgical spine treatment to your individual needs, while also championing...

Can Calcium Positively Affect Your Spine’s Health? Jun 5th, 2019

From childhood, we have learned that consuming the appropriate amount of nutrients can increase our overall health. These key minerals can be sourced from a variety of natural foods and from specific over-the-counter vitamins or supplements. Certain minerals focus on strengthening unique functions of the body, including our metabolism, immune...

How Can I Protect My Spine from an Exercise-Related Injury? May 1st, 2019

Exercising is important to sustaining our physical and mental health. When exercising becomes a staple in our routine, we need to be cognoscente of the proper practices to protect our bodies from an injury. More specifically, our spine should be top of mind when performing exercises. Thankfully, there are tips...

Laser Spine Surgery v. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What’s the Difference? Apr 2nd, 2019

When it comes to spine treatment, there are several options available to patients in need of care. Your spine doctor will prepare you with the treatments that may be a good fit to alleviate your condition, but it is also important to educate yourself on the surgical remedies available. More...

The Anatomy of Your Spine: What You Need to Know Mar 4th, 2019

Your spine, or backbone, carries you throughout the day. It protects your spinal cord, the system of nerves that serves as a connection between your brain and your entire body. The interworking of your spine and spinal cord allow your body to physically move and internally function in miraculous ways....

3 Things You Need to Know About Physical Therapy After Spine Surgery Feb 6th, 2019

After minimally invasive spine surgery, you want to make sure you are doing everything in your power to streamline your recovery journey. One sure way to do this would be to maintain your doctor’s suggested healing regimen. Often times, this regimen includes various physical therapy sessions with licensed professionals. It...

Spinal Stenosis v. Sciatica: What’s the Difference? Jan 7th, 2019

There are many conditions dealing with the spinal cord that seem similar in nature. Two common conditions often confused by patients are spinal stenosis and sciatica. Although both are rooted in issues regarding nerve compression, spinal stenosis and sciatica have different causes and treatment options. What are they? Spinal stenosis...

5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy for 2019 Dec 3rd, 2018

The new year is almost here, and you want to do everything you can to achieve your 2019 resolution of staying healthy. Maintaining good health can mean a lot of things, including keeping a wholesome diet, beginning a strategic workout regimen, and sustaining the parts of your body that are...

Easy Tips for Smooth Spine Surgery Recovery Nov 5th, 2018

Keeping a steady road to spine surgery recovery is essential to a healthy spine post-operation. Individuals that decide to undergo minimally invasive spine surgery should consider preparing for the recovery period just as thoroughly as the procedure itself. At Spine Solutions, we can help you prep an effective and careful plan...

Back Pain 101: What Kind of Pain Are You Feeling? Oct 3rd, 2018

When it comes to back pain, no one is a fan. If you’re a stranger to back pain and aches, it may be especially difficult to tell where these uncomfortable sensations are stemming from. The anatomy of the body is complex, and there may be more than one reason for...

How to Prevent School from Becoming a Pain in Your Neck Sep 4th, 2018

It’s that time of year again: “Back to School.” After a few months of summer fun, this season of new beginnings brings along activities your child’s body might find out of practice, including some that could strain students’ spines. Here are some back-pain prevention tactics, provided by Spine Solutions, to keep...

Best Ways to Treat Common Spine Problems Aug 2nd, 2018

The spinal cord is a critical part of your body, housing special nerve fibers that send and receive messages from the brain. This connection allows the brain to control the rest of your body, including movement and the function of your organs. If you have a common spinal issue, like...

3 Major Signs Your Spine Is Injured Jul 2nd, 2018

Usually, our bodies are designed to give us a heads-up when some of its functions aren’t working properly. Major parts of our body, like the spine, are resilient when faced with malfunctions and can trigger certain symptoms to let us know something is wrong. However, what if we don’t recognize...

3 Popular Myths About Back Pain Jun 4th, 2018

A sharp pain running down your spine or a stiff neck has become all too common in today’s world. As more individuals experience back pain on a regular basis, myths regarding the causes or treatments of these aches are normalized in conversation. At Spine Solutions, our goal is to squash...

Drink Water to Reduce Back Pain May 11th, 2018

Drink more water. Seems like a simple rule of thumb to lead a healthy life. What if we told you water was more than just an energy booster? H2O is known to revitalize every bodily system, even the interworking vertebrae within our spines. With a hydrated spine, our bodies can...

Why Minimally Invasive Surgery is the Best Option Mar 9th, 2018

Thanks to major medical advances in the area of spinal surgeries, many spinal procedures can be completed through minimally invasive surgery (MIS), rather than extensive and invasive surgery. Dr. Myers and Dr. Lasser pride themselves in taking a patient first approach that is dedicated to relieving pain. There are many...

5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Feb 13th, 2018

In some situations, surgery for certain spinal conditions can be completed through traditional means or through minimally invasive spine surgery.  Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions that allow a small camera to enter the body, allowing your surgeon to view the relevant area of your spine and then use a...