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What is SI Joint Dysfunction, and Is Fusion Surgery the Answer?
Posted on April 29, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

If you have pain and instability in your lower back, especially when you get up from a chair, when you’ve been standing a long time, or when you’re climbing stairs, you may have a problem with the sacroiliac (SI) joint.

We have SI joints on both the left and right sides; they join the ilium—which is the big bone in the hip—with the sacrum, a triangle-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine. Pain from an SI joint can sometimes spread to the upper back, buttocks, or thighs.

There are a number of reasons you could have pain in an SI joint, including:

  • Trauma from a car...
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Six things to know about recovering from spinal surgery
Posted on March 19, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

If you’ve been told that you need to have spinal surgery, you may be feeling a little apprehensive. You’ve probably heard that the recovery can be long and painful. And it’s true that it can be, depending on the surgery you’re having.

The best way to face any fear, though, is to be prepared. Here are some tips to get you through.

1. Be willing to accept help from others. Depending on the surgery you’ve had, you may not be able to drive for two to four weeks after surgery. It could be four to six weeks before you’re able to do even light housework and anywhere...

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What is a CT scan and how can I prepare for one?
Posted on February 14, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

If your doctor says you’re going to need a CT scan, what does that mean? All types of doctors use CT (short for computerized tomography) scans, usually to diagnose patients and to evaluate how well treatment has worked.

The doctors at NeuroMicroSpine sometimes order CT scans to better understand what’s causing problems in your spine.

A CT scan can provide much more information than a traditional X-ray. The CT machine essentially takes X-rays from many different angles. The information is then processed by computer to show cross-sectional images of not just your bones but also...

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