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Just a Tiny Thing? How a Herniated Disc can Cause Big Problems

The components of the spine – vertebrae, discs, nerves – are quite small when we look at them individually. If a problem occurs in any one of these small, moving parts, big problems may follow. Chronic neck or back pain affects millions of people and causes thousands of days of missed work each year. One […]


What Causes Upper Back Pain?

The upper back is a part of the spine with 12 segments or levels of vertebrae and discs. This part of the spine is referred to as the thoracic spine. It begins at the base of the neck and extends down just below the bottom of the ribcage. Usually, we hear about people experiencing pain […]


A Collapsed Disc Needs Attention

The spinal column is a vertical line-up of multiple segments. Each spinal segment serves a portion of the body. For example, the lumbar spinal segment is involved in functions and mobility from the waist down. The cervical spinal segment sends nerves up and out to power the upper limbs. In each spinal segment, there is […]


Medication is a Remedy for Back Pain, not a Thorough Treatment

Back pain can be a nuisance when it lingers for a few days or weeks. In our country, back pain is a prevalent problem with which many people struggle for six or more months out of the year. Pain my not be described as debilitating but, when observed closely, seen as a problem that is […]


Improving Quality of Life after Lumbar Discectomy

Low back pain and sciatica can significantly degrade the quality of life by making just about every movement uncomfortable. Spinal problems like herniated lumbar discs can reduce the range of motion and affect everything from your work life to the quality of your sleep. In most cases, doctors attempt to manage low back pain with […]


Why Choose Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery?

Over the past several years, spinal surgery has advanced by leaps and bounds. Surgical techniques have become increasingly less invasive thanks to critical aspects of surgery including imaging, nerve monitoring, surgical materials, and special instrumentation. Today, a large number of the spinal surgeries that are performed are minimally invasive in nature, meaning that the procedure […]


What You Need to Know Before Your Discectomy

A herniated disc may eventually require surgery. At Innovative Spine Care in Tampa, this is one of our primary specialties. Discectomy surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure through which comfort and improve range of motion can be restored. The process includes removing a portion of one or more spinal discs to relieve compression on nerve roots. […]


Traveling into Cold Weather This Winter? You Need to Know This!

We are fortunate to live in an area of the country in which the temperatures lean to the warm side more often than not. Ok, we could never really complain of cold temperatures in our neck of the woods! But during this time of year when trips may be planned to areas in which the […]


What You Should Know about Thoracic Spine Surgery

We tend to hear much more about neck and low back pain than we do mid-back pain. If certain movements are limited due to stiffness or pain in this middle segment of the spine, it is important to know what the cause may be. More importantly, patients need to know that there are treatments available […]


Back Pain Relief: Is Massage the Answer?

Persistent neck or back pain affects millions of people. It isn’t just that we feel uncomfortable now and then. For some people, spinal pain can be debilitating. Statistics indicate that many missed days of work are attributed to back pain each year. Furthermore, studies suggest that frequent bouts of pain or even low-grade back pain […]


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