Sciatic nerve pain

A patient I saw in the office yesterday for an additional opinion who had been receiving multiple injections in his back for low back and leg pain. His MRI shows his problem is in his hip. See the photo with an arrow pointing to a very diseased hip on the left and an arrow pointing [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Dr. Kim B. Wright|Comments Off on Sciatic nerve pain

Lumbar Stenosis

A lumbar stenosis patient I saw today came for a second opinion after being told by another surgeon she needed four levels fused and she would stay in the hospital for a week and need months of rehab. She has multiple levels with slight slippage of her vertebrae but her symptoms point to a single [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Dr. Kim B. Wright|Comments Off on Lumbar Stenosis

Intestinal Bacteria May Cause Back Pain

Intestinal Bacteria May Cause Back Pain There is an explosion in medical studies and interest in intestinal bacteria causing a multitude of medical conditions including spinal pain. At Laser Precision Spine we are following the medical literature carefully to help us help our patients. Surgeries, injections, stimulators are frequently being performed on patients who may be [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Dr. Kim B. Wright|Comments Off on Intestinal Bacteria May Cause Back Pain

Spinal Stenosis Prevalence Expected to Increase in Aging Population

For many people, spinal stenosis develops after the age of 50, and the condition is expected to become more prevalent as the Baby Boomer generation ages. The condition, which is triggered by abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, can lead to functional impairment, pain, and a decline in quality of life. According to an estimate [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Dr. Kim B. Wright, Medical|Comments Off on Spinal Stenosis Prevalence Expected to Increase in Aging Population

Minimally Invasive Cervical Discectomy

Cervical Disc Herniations can often improve with convalescence and tincture of time. However, when pain and weakness become intolerable, surgery is usually successful at relieving pain and improving weakness. The vast majority of patients undergo fusions to treat neck and arm pain. However, many patients with disc herniations can be treated without fusion. Discs that [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Case Reports, Dr. Kim B. Wright, Video|Comments Off on Minimally Invasive Cervical Discectomy
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