Blog: Surgery

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When Pain Persists After Spine Surgery

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The International Association for the Study of Pain defines failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) as lumbar spinal pain that “persists despite surgical intervention” or develops after surgery. But…
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5 Common Questions About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Because of a sedentary lifestyle, more and more people struggle with spine issues like chronic pain or more serious diseases. In many cases, patients need surgery, and while most of them know about…
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Dr. Kaixuan Liu with his Tips on Protecting Your Back When Carrying Extra Weight

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Obesity meaning More than twenty years ago, federal health officials warned that a growing obesity epidemic was threatening the health of millions of Americans. Since then, the situation was gotten…
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Zap Lingering Back & Neck Pain with Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation

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Hope for relief may seem elusive when chronic back or neck pain does not respond to conservative measures such as medication or physical therapy. But an increasingly popular, minimally invasive…
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Do's and Don'ts Following Spine Surgery

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Dr. Kaixuan Liu shares his “Do this, but not that” list to follow after spine surgery Almost every type of surgery comes with a list of instructions for what you should or should not do afterward. But…
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Would an ALIF (fusion) be Helpful in Treating My Chronic Lower Back Pain?

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While most cases of lower back pain will resolve with non-surgical treatments, some patients with chronic back and/or leg pain can benefit greatly from a surgery with a strange name: ALIF, or anterior…
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Spinal Cancer and Spinal Tumors are Rare - What to Know and What to Do

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Persistent back pain can be alarming for many reasons, but it seldom signals the serious diagnosis of cancer of the spine, according to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, founder and Medical Director of Atlantic…
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Recovering from Spinal Fusion – What to Expect

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Back pain is a symptom, not a specific disease. It afflicts almost everyone at some point in their lives and is second only to the common cold as the cause of lost days of work and visits to a doctor…
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Do's and Don'ts After Scoliosis Surgery

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Dr. Kadimcherla with Atlantic Spine Center explains the recovery process after Scoliosis surgery By the time scoliosis becomes severe enough to require surgery; reducing this curvature of the spine is…
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After Microdiscectomy Herniated Disc Surgery — No Time to Sit "Back" and Relax

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Endoscopic Spine Surgeon Dr. Kaixuan Liu Offers Tips to Speed the Recovery Process after a Microdiscectomy. Recovering from surgery to correct a herniated spinal disc is no time to sit "back" and…
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Do’s and Don'ts After Spine Surgery

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Spine Health Blog

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You've made the momentous decision to go ahead with spine surgery to fix your chronic back problems. But your efforts toward pain-free living only renew after the procedure ends. Indeed, back surgery…
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Is Spinal Fusion Right for Me? Risks and Benefits

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Spine Health Blog

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What is spine fusion surgery? Dr. Kadimcherla with Atlantic Spine Center explains what spine fusion surgery is and who may benefit from it. The idea of spinal fusion surgery sounds intimidating to…
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Scoliosis. When Is Surgery Necessary?

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Spine Health Blog

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Spine Surgeon Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla Shares his Knowledge on Scoliosis and its Treatment Options. Scoliosis, characterized by an abnormal curve of the spine, is seen most often in girls between the…
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Video Games Help Surgeons with Dexterity and More

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Spine Health Blog

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Orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla explains why surgeons should play as hard as they work. The next time you're scheduled for minimally invasive surgery – such as the types used for many…
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Choosing Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy Surgery

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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Many struggling with chronic neck or lower back pain seek one thing: relief from the pain. This is precisely what can be achieved with endoscopic facet rhizotomy, a minimally invasive spine surgery…