Spine Surgery Overview: Episode 80

Share this

Spine Surgery Overview: Episode 80

  • In this episode: Spine surgery; we touch on the common surgical procedures as well as reasons to consider surgery or physical therapy.

  • Chip Review @ (12:47): Chipsy (Hot & Lemon Sauced) Chilli Lemon – These chips are from Egypt – Thank you Khem

  • Trivia question of the week @ (11:29): Who has the most NHL all-star game assists?

  • Follow us on Instagram: 2pts_n_a_bagofchips and/or Twitter @2PTsNaBagOChips to see photos, video and get additional episode specific information throughout the week.

  • Thanks for listening!!

To Subscribe, Review and Download select your preferred hyperlink below

Apple Podcasts:

Google Play:

Youtube: 

Stitcher: 

Podbean: 

Brief overview of the episode:

            In this episode we do an overview of spine surgery. There are many options out there and depending on the situation they can all be helpful.
            It is important to remember that spine surgery is not a fix all. Sometime pain in your back is due to situations that cannot or should not be corrected by surgery. Pain in general is not the best indicator of surgery.
            Atrophy, numbness, tingling, loss of sensation or muscle control are in most cases strong indicators that surgery would be appropriate. Everything has to be considered on an individual basis. Sudden acute changes or trauma are more concerning than a slow progression.
            Just because an x-ray or MRI shows a structural change it is important make sure that change is causing your symptoms. That is why a full diagnostic work up is a must before considering surgery. Don’t forget conservative care is not passive it is everything other than surgery.
 

Other Episodes you might enjoy:

Imaging: Episode 45
Scoliosis: Episode 37
Stenosis: Episode 36
Core/Abdominal Wall: Episode 35
Sciatica: Episode 34
 

Related News

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: Episode 28
January 28, 2019

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: Episode 28 The most common of all the bursitises affects the left or right hip and disproportionally in people over 60 years old. Today’s Chips: Old...

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis: Episode 87
March 15, 2020

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis In this episode: Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. It is the 26th most common running injury though running is not the only cause. Chip Review @ (15:37): Kettle...

Proximal Biceps Injuries: Episode 93
April 27, 2020

Proximal Biceps Injuries In this episode: Proximal Biceps Injuries can range from tendonitis to full tears and everything in between. Most cases are a result of reduced stability in...

Others about Rebound

Menu Title