It’s alarming but true that some common, everyday actions can be bad for your neck—especially if they’re done frequently. Working to break these common habits can do a world of good for your neck health, preventing pain and stiffness. Read more
Source: Spine Health / By: Grant Cooper, MD
Leg pain and numbness can be experienced in many forms—some patients describe the pain as aching, searing, throbbing, or burning, or like standing in a bucket of ice water. Read more
Source: Spine-Health / By Stefano M. Sinicropi, MD, FAAOS
Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the meninges—protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord—become infected and inflamed. Early symptoms can be similar to the flu. However, having a stiff neck in addition to flu-like symptoms could be a key clue that meningitis is the problem and should be checked by a doctor. Read more
What is next neck?
Text neck is a modern spine condition caused by looking down at a wireless device such as a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device for too long. This ailment is an increasingly common issue, and if not taken care of, could lead to lifelong neck pain. Read more
What is the sacroiliac joint?
The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the ilium bone of the pelvis (see diagram below). This joint is responsible for bearing upper-body weight and transmitting it to the pelvis and legs. Read more
What are pituitary tumors?
Pituitary tumors are noncancerous tumors that develop in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located just below the brain behind the nasal cavity. This gland is often referred to as the “master gland” because it controls the function of many other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland secretes hormones responsible for growth, metabolism regulation, fluid balance, testosterone/estrogen regulation, sperm/egg production, and milk production after birth. Tumors can grow inside of the gland and are rather common. Read more
We are very excited to announce the official publication of Dr. Shehadi’s paper on demineralized bone matrix (DBM) products for spinal fusions! Please help us in congratulating Dr. Shehadi and click the link below to view the full paper. Read more
In 2007, Dr. Shehadi was a contributing author for a paper titled “Positive and negative prognostic variables for patients undergoing spine surgery for metastatic breast disease.” He and seven other doctors examined prognostic variables for patients who underwent metastatic breast cancer spinal surgery, and identified a few positive and negative variables. Below is the abstract and the conclusion of the study. Read more
What is a spinal fusion?
Spinal fusion is a surgery performed to fuse two or more vertebrae together. This procedure is also known as arthrodesis. The procedure involves a bone graft so the bones can fuse, or grow together. There are several types of bone grafts, but most commonly an autograft (patient bone) or allograft (donor bone) are used. In an instrumented spinal fusion, instruments are used to stabilize the spine while the bones fuse. Read more
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