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Can I Drive After Spinal Surgery?

Spine surgery is a big deal, but it also provides significant relief to people suffering from severe back pain — but how soon can you get back to your normal  life? Read on to learn when you can start driving after having spinal surgery.
Aug 31st, 2023

What to Know About Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Low back pain with no other cause may be related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sometimes requiring surgery. Keep reading to learn more about sacroiliac joint fusion and if it's in the cards for you.
Aug 1st, 2023

How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Work?

Chronic pain in your back and legs is frustrating, especially when nothing helps. A spinal cord stimulator is a great option when all else has failed. Read on to discover how the trial period of the spinal cord stimulator works to ease your pain.
Jun 1st, 2023

Signs of a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a painful condition that affects the spongy cushions between your vertebrae. Without prompt treatment, you could end up with serious complications. Keep reading to discover the signs of a herniated disc and what to do next.
Apr 1st, 2023

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Reversed?

A diagnosis of spinal stenosis may have your head spinning with what to do next and whether you can reverse the damage. Keep reading to discover more about spinal stenosis and if you can successfully turn back the hands of time on your spine.
Mar 1st, 2023

Understanding SI Joint Dysfunction and Pain

If you suffer from chronic low back pain, it could be from your sacroiliac joint, also known as the SI joint. Keep reading to learn more about SI joint dysfunction and how you can control your pain.
Jan 4th, 2023

Preparing for Spine Surgery: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Pain in your back or neck can significantly affect your life. Spine surgery may be your next step if you've tried everything else without relief. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for spine surgery to ensure a successful outcome.
Dec 1st, 2022

Chronic Sciatic Nerve Pain: When Is Surgery the Best Option?

Sciatic nerve pain is a terrible problem that wreaks havoc on your entire life. If you've attempted to ease your pain without success, you may need surgery to finally get relief. Keep reading to find out when surgery is necessary for sciatica.
Nov 1st, 2022

What to Expect After Your Laminectomy

If you need a laminectomy for back or neck pain, it’s important that you understand the procedure before going in for surgery. Read on to learn what you can expect during the recovery period after your laminectomy.
Oct 1st, 2022

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the space between your vertebrae narrows, often causing pain. The pressure on your nerves can be unbearable with this condition. Keep reading to learn how spinal stenosis is treated.
Sep 1st, 2022

When to Consider Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

Pain in your neck and arms is unbearable, especially when conservative measures don’t work. If your pain is caused by a damaged spinal disc, replacement surgery can help. Keep reading to learn when it’s time to consider disc replacement in your neck.
Aug 1st, 2022

6 Conditions a Spinal Cord Stimulator Treats

Pain takes a huge toll on you — especially when you can’t find a treatment that helps. Spinal cord stimulation is a long-term option when your pain involves the nerves in your spine. Keep reading to learn when this treatment is indicated for pain.
Jul 1st, 2022

How to Avoid Neck Problems After Surgery

After neck surgery, your pain should get better instead of worse. But if you aren’t careful, your neck may suffer from certain activities after surgery. Keep reading to learn how to keep your neck healthy after surgery.
Jun 1st, 2022

Our Best Post-Back Surgery Recovery Tips

Back surgery isn’t a walk in the park — but it really helps your pain. One of the most important aspects of back surgery is the recovery process. Keep reading to learn about tips to make your recovery smooth and successful.
May 1st, 2022

When Is It Time to Consider Surgery for Your Back Pain?

When back pain affects your life, relief is necessary. But how many times do you try conservative treatments before considering back surgery? Keep reading to learn when the appropriate time is to think about going under the knife for back pain.
Apr 1st, 2022

Bad Habits That Make Your Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Worse

Wrist and hand pain can be indicative of carpal tunnel syndrome. But did you know that certain bad habits could be worsening your symptoms? Keep reading to learn more about what could be making your carpal tunnel worse.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Can Be Done for Spondylolisthesis?

When you have back pain, it could be caused by so many different conditions. However, if it’s related to spondylolisthesis, what can you do to decrease the pain? Keep reading to learn what treatments are available for spondylolisthesis.
Feb 1st, 2022

What Is the iFuse Implant System?

Back pain is sometimes because of a problem in your sacroiliac joint. When you have this kind of pain, your life can be severely affected. Keep reading to learn how the iFuse implant system® can help you finally kick your back pain to the curb.
Jan 1st, 2022

How to Choose a Neurosurgeon for Your Neck Surgery

If you need surgery on your neck, you’re likely nervous with a million questions spiraling through your brain, like how do you choose the right surgeon? Keep reading to learn how to properly select a neurosurgeon for your neck procedure.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why Do I Have Lumbar Fractures?

If you’ve ever had a broken bone in your back, you know it’s no walk in the park. But if you haven’t suffered an injury, why do you have back fractures in the first place? We share some of the causes of lumbar spine fractures.
Nov 1st, 2021

How Spinal Stenosis Is Diagnosed

Back pain is a terrible symptom to suffer from — especially when it's due to spinal stenosis. But how can you be sure that's the true cause of your pain? Dr. Kellogg shares how spinal stenosis is diagnosed, and what treatment you can expect.
Oct 1st, 2021

Do I Need a Disc Replacement?

Chronic pain in your back or neck is a real drag — especially when no treatment has worked. However, a disc replacement could be just the thing you need. Learn when a disc replacement can help you overcome pain in your spine.
Sep 1st, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Spine Surgeries

When your back pain is so persistent that nothing helps, it might be time for surgery. But with so many different types of spine surgeries, how do you know which one you need? Our expert discusses the many types of back surgery.
Aug 1st, 2021

How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Works

Chronic pain is debilitating, especially when it affects your back. There are a lot of treatments out there, but none quite like a spinal cord stimulator. Learn more about this revolutionary device and how it helps kick your pain.
Jul 4th, 2021

Are You at Risk for a Herniated Disc?

Back problems are something you don't want in your life. Sometimes, though they aren't avoidable — or are they? Learn more about your risk for developing painful conditions like herniated discs.
Jun 2nd, 2021

Recognizing the Signs of Spinal Stenosis

Back issues can be a real pain — no matter what the cause. However, if spinal stenosis is the culprit, the pain can be unbearable and may lead to other issues as well. Learn more about the symptoms of this condition.
May 19th, 2021

How Lumbar Fusion Can Put an End to Your Lower Back Pain

Is back pain affecting your daily activities? It's a debilitating problem, so finding a treatment that works is key to getting your life back. Learn how lumbar fusion can stop your pain and get you back on your feet.
Apr 13th, 2021

Lumbar Microdiscectomy and Treatment of Sciatica

Sciatica is really unforgiving and makes you miss out on the things you love. If you’ve been living with sciatica pain for months, you may feel hopeless. But you don't have to live with it forever. Find out more about our surgical treatment.
Jan 19th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020

Welcome To My Blog

Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in brain and spine surgery.
Oct 25th, 2018