What aggravates facet joint pain?
Your facet joints support your vertebrae movement and your vertebrae make up your spine. Your lower back is designed to bear the weight of your upper body. Facet joint arthritis can cause a lot of pain in your back and can spread if it is not treated.
Can sacroiliac joint dysfunction be cured?
There are two joints that connect your pelvis or hips to your spine. These joints are called your sacroiliac joints. Dr. Jasper discusses causes of SI joint dysfunction.
What is an extension fracture pattern?
Extension fractures are caused by head-on car collisions. This that happens when the small bones in your spine, called your vertebrae, separate from each other because they were extended too far.
What can be done for isthmic spondylolisthesis?
Isthmic spondylolisthesis usually begins with a genetic condition and develops into one of your vertebrae slipping forward. Overuse and physical stress on your lumbar spine, or your lower back, causes the vertebrae to slip more often.
What is spinal fusion surgery?
At OrthoIndy we help identify the source of your back pain. Learn more about when back surgery is necessary, how a spinal fusion is performed and the recovery time after spinal fusion surgery.
Patient overcomes pain medication addiction after devastating injuries
How do you manage pain without medication? Learn more about one patient’s journey of overcoming addiction from pain killers.
English teacher reclaims her life after undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery
OrthoIndy patient returns to teaching and reclaims her life after undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery with Dr. Gregory Poulter, OrthoIndy spine surgeon.
Patient undergoes spinal fusion to relieve nerve pain
What can I expect after a spinal fusion? One patient tells her story about life after spinal fusion and how she overcame her back pain.
A patient gets her life back after a complex spine surgery and spinal fusion
How long does it take to heal from an osteotomy and what is the recovery time for spinal fusion surgery? A patient shares her experience.
Spinal fusion allows police officer to remain active
Is a herniated disc serious? Learn about the treatment plan that allowed a police officer to return to work pain-free.
Spinal cord stimulation as a treatment for back pain
What’s the alternative to opiods? How can a physiatrist help you avoid opioid medication? Understand opioid pain medication and spinal cord stimulation as an alternative treatment for chronic pain.
How do you get rid of bone spurs?
What causes bone spurs? What does a bone spur feel like and how do you treat them? We explain.
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