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4 Benefits of Outpatient Spine Surgery

4 Benefits of Outpatient Spine Surgery

Outpatient spine surgery has a number of benefits that make it an attractive option for patients and surgeons alike. Here, we present four of those benefits to get you started.
Jun 4th, 2024

Am I a Candidate for Kyphoplasty?

If you’re prone to compression fractures in your spine due to osteoporosis, you may need a kyphoplasty to restore the vertebrae and get out of pain. Keep reading to learn about the procedure and what makes for a good candidate.
May 16th, 2024
4 Subtle Signs of Sciatica

4 Subtle Signs of Sciatica

You may know the major signs of sciatica nerve disorder, but there are also subtler signs you should learn to know when to get help. We have them for you here.
Mar 2nd, 2024
When to Consider Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

When to Consider Back Surgery for a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc may produce few to no symptoms, or you might have unrelenting pain that shoots down a nerve. While we always start with conservative treatments, there’s a time when you should consider back surgery.
Feb 8th, 2024
Will Spinal Stenosis Ever Get Better on Its Own?

Will Spinal Stenosis Ever Get Better on Its Own?

Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal and/or foramina, can lead to pinched nerves and traveling pain that makes daily life difficult. Will it get better on its own? Keep reading to learn our expert’s answer.
Jan 8th, 2024
 What Do Neurosurgeons Do?

What Do Neurosurgeons Do?

You’ve probably heard about the neurosurgery specialty, but you might not be aware of what it is a neurosurgeon actually does. We have that information for you here.
Nov 2nd, 2023
I Have a Pinched Nerve in My Neck. Now What?

I Have a Pinched Nerve in My Neck. Now What?

If you have a pinched nerve in your neck, you probably have pain and other uncomfortable symptoms that travel from the neck into your arm and hand. Fortunately, we have treatments for that.
Oct 3rd, 2023
5 Sciatica Treatments that Can Help

5 Sciatica Treatments that Can Help

If you’re dealing with the pain and discomfort of sciatica, you’ll be happy to know we have five treatments that can help. Learn all about them here.
Feb 14th, 2023
Does a Pinched Nerve Resolve on Its Own?

Does a Pinched Nerve Resolve on Its Own?

A pinched nerve can cause radiating pain, weakness, and numbness that interfere with your daily activities. Will the symptoms resolve on their own? Keep reading to find out.
Nov 9th, 2022
Which of These 4 Types of Back Surgery Is Right for You?

Which of These 4 Types of Back Surgery Is Right for You?

There are many types of back surgery. Which one your doctor chooses depends on the underlying problem and the severity of the condition. Could back surgery relieve pain and restore mobility for you? Here are four types we commonly perform.
Oct 12th, 2022
 Consider These 3 Treatment Options for Sciatica

Consider These 3 Treatment Options for Sciatica

Sciatica can literally be a pain in the butt — and your back, legs, and foot. If you’re struggling with sciatica, we have three great treatment options to help. Read all about them here.
Sep 9th, 2022
How Steroid Injections Can Treat Your Pinched Nerve

How Steroid Injections Can Treat Your Pinched Nerve

Various conditions can cause complications from pinching nerves. If you’re struggling with the pain and numbness from a pinched nerve, a steroid injection can help relieve inflammation and reduce your discomfort. Learn all about it here.
May 1st, 2022
Can Back Surgery Relieve My Osteoarthritis?

Can Back Surgery Relieve My Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can affect the facet joints in your spine, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Can back surgery relieve your distress? Keep reading to find out if or when it’s indicated.
Apr 4th, 2022
Treating Your Bone Spurs with Robotic Surgery

Treating Your Bone Spurs with Robotic Surgery

If you have bone spurs, bony growths that cause inflammation, pain, and compressed nerves, there is a safe, versatile procedure that can help bring relief. Could you be a candidate for robotic surgery? Get the facts here.
Mar 3rd, 2022
Understanding the Two Main Types of Spinal Stenosis

Understanding the Two Main Types of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a spinal column narrowing that can impinge upon spinal nerve roots, causing radiating pain and discomfort. Keep reading to learn about the two main types and how they’re treated.
Jan 18th, 2022
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery has dramatically changed outcomes from spine surgery. Spine surgeons can now offer more options to patients suffering from neck and back pain. Such surgery can be done as same-day surgery. Read on to learn more.
Nov 15th, 2021
5 Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain

5 Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain are common complaints that can come from a number of causes and can affect the spine and/or its supporting discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Learn about the five most common causes here.
Oct 20th, 2021
4 Telltale Symptoms of Sciatica

4 Telltale Symptoms of Sciatica

Do you experience pain from your back down into your legs? Sciatica can be a real pain in the butt, but we have treatments that can help. Keep reading to learn about the four telltale symptoms of sciatica and how you can find relief.
Sep 7th, 2021
Understanding Spondylosis

Understanding Spondylosis

You may not have heard the term “spondylosis” before, but chances are you will at some point in your life, as it’s extremely common. Keep reading to understand all about this degenerative condition.
Aug 16th, 2021

7 Advantages of Robotic Surgery

Are you aware of some of the newest advances in medical technology? Robotic surgery allows physicians to treat delicate and complex problems with assurance and precision. Learn all about the advantages here.
Jul 26th, 2021

Signs You Need a Disc Replacement

Your spine is resilient, but sometimes age and routine wear-and-tear can damage a disc beyond saving. Keep reading to learn about the signs that indicate you may need a disc replacement procedure.
Jun 28th, 2021

5 Factors that Could Be Contributing to Your Sciatica

If you’re dealing with pain that radiates from your lower back down into your legs, you probably have sciatica. Learn about the factors that can contribute to the symptoms, as well as what you can do to get symptom relief.
May 21st, 2021

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Pinched Nerve

Can you spot the warning signs of a pinched nerve? Treatments don’t just relieve your pain, but they can help prevent potential nerve damage. Keep reading to learn more about pinched nerves and how to recognize them.
Apr 9th, 2021

Welcome to Vertrae.com

After shopping around, we decided to build this website ourselves.  We wanted the content to be original and organic.  There is a tremendous amount of passion behind Vertrae (pronounced "Ver-Tray").
Jun 5th, 2020