Spine Surgery Advice
August 11, 2016

The Do's & Don'ts of Exercise for People with Spinal Deformities

Neel Anand, MD, a spine specialist, writes about taking good care of your back -- with exercise. Helpful do's and don'ts for exercising smartly.

July 11, 2017

Lifestyle Factors That Can Seriously Hinder Your Chances for Spine Surgery Success

What can patients do to help ensure a good spine surgery outcome and recovery. There are things you can do before surgery that will help you after: learn what they are in this spine expert blog.

August 11, 2016

Are Victims of Spinal Trauma Candidates for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Is minimally invasive spine surgery an option for people with spinal trauma (from a car accident or a fall)? A spine surgeon tackles this question and explains your surgery options and goals in this blog post.

February 15, 2019

Scoliosis: Separating Myth from Fact

5 common myths about scoliosis dispelled.

Five myths about scoliosis are dispelled by an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating scoliosis and other types of spinal deformity.

October 02, 2018

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Scoliosis: Is It Right for Me?

I’m 59, and last week my doctor told me that I’ll most likely need spine surgery to treat scoliosis. I was first diagnosed with scoliosis in my late teens, but the curve in my thoracic spine has progressively gotten worse.

October 02, 2018

Recovery from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Will the Flexibility in My Back Return to Normal?

It has been 9 weeks since I had minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal stenosis, but I still don’t feel like I have much movement in my back. Will the flexibility in my back ever return to normal, or do I have to learn to live with restricted movement?

March 11, 2019

Can You Play Sports after Spondylolisthesis Surgery?

"My daughter is 17. Last year, she had minimally invasive spine surgery to correct grade IV spondylolisthesis. She’s extremely athletic. Will she be able to be active and return to sports, or will this surgery prevent her from living a normal, healthy life?"

October 02, 2018

Can I Prevent Having Another Scoliosis Spine Surgery?

I’m 41, and I recently had minimally invasive surgery for scoliosis of my thoracic spine. I have rods, hardware, and screws in place. I’m currently doing physical therapy and taking a couple of medications, but how do I know that this surgery will help me?