Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a common medication recommended by doctors for back pain. However, recent research suggests that, while the drug can help with headaches and aches and pains associated with colds, it may not be all that effective for backaches. […]
Commonly associated with car-related injuries, whiplash actually refers to any type of neck injury resulting from a sudden impact to the neck area. While whiplash is usually minor, research shows that improper treatments may result in long-term damage to the […]
Technology is a good thing, but not necessarily all that great for your spinal health – especially when it comes to your neck and upper spine. If you’re reading this on a mobile device right now, take a moment to […]
Drug addiction is a pervasive fear among patients who are living with chronic pain and who depend on medications to keep them comfortable and productive. As a trusted Los Angeles spine surgery center, we thought it would be beneficial to […]
Previously used to study the recovery time of cardiac patients, motion trackers are now being used in a study of patients recovering from spine surgery. A Northwestern University study is using Fitbit activity trackers to monitor the physical activity of […]
ECA Medical’s new disposable surgical instrument kit for spine surgeries is the first product of its kind to be approved by the FDA. According to the company spokesperson, the kits are expected to be available for purchase no later than […]
Many people do not think about the process that takes place in the body when they feel pain. In fact, it’s commonly thought that the pain sensation is an automatic response that is relative to the intensity of an injury.
For patients with various spine-related conditions, especially degenerative conditions involving disc and tissue damage, surgery has traditionally been the only option if pain is no longer controlled by more conservative treatments like medication and various forms of physical therapy.
Conditions such as scoliosis, referring to any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine, can affect patients earlier in life than degenerative conditions associated with age.