Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of lower back pain and leg pain. They have been used for decades and are considered an integral part of the nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back pain.
When arthritis affects the lower back, this is known as lumbar arthritis. The most common cause of lumbar arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). The spine is divided into five sections — the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx. Lumbar arthritis affects the lumbar portion of the spine, or lower back, which is situated just above the pelvis.
VINELAND, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire)— It’s a common condition as we age. Degenerative disc disease refers to wear and tear on the ligaments in our back and neck, the discs that normally act as cushions between the bones in the spinal cord. Now, doctors are testing a new minimally invasive procedure for fusing discs and alleviating pain. FUSE Trial
CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire)— Spinal surgery is a last resort when medications and non-surgical treatments are not working. The surgery itself must be precise to get the best outcomes. Now there’s a new FDA-approved augmented reality device that’s helping surgeons have a more accurate and faster surgery—translating to a better recovery for patients. Details on the device that is bringing AR to the OR.