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James L. Chappuis MD, FACS
Brett Rosenberg MD
Brian David Adams MD
Casey Leong MD
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Why You Should Get a Second Opinion Before Undergoing Back Surgery
Aug 03, 2022
Even with significant advances in medical technology and techniques that make back surgery more viable than ever, it’s not always your best treatment option. Our spine specialists explain why and when to seek a second opinion.
How Epidural Steroid Injections Alleviate Back and Neck Pain
Jul 06, 2022
An epidural steroid injection can’t fix a ruptured disc or other structural problem in the spine. It can, however, soothe irritated nerves. Our team discusses when your spine specialist might recommend an epidural steroid injection and how it works.
When Is an MRI Warranted?
Jun 15, 2022
Why would you need an MRI? A better question might be, why wouldn’t you choose MRI for a detailed look at what’s going on with your joints, ligaments, bones, or spinal discs? Learn why MRI may be your best option.
Leading Causes of Low Back Pain
May 06, 2022
Low back pain is a common medical complaint, partly because so many things can cause it. Fortunately, our team treats all sorts of low back pain, including pain that stems from the six leading causes described in this post.
What to Do About Immediate Failed Back Surgery — Three Steps to Relief
Mar 16, 2022
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a broad term that describes pain and other symptoms related to an unsuccessful or complicated spine procedure. Because of this, there can be an extremely wide range of potential causes and ways that FBSS develops.
Five Major Causes of Failed Back Surgery
Mar 09, 2022
If you are dealing with pain after spine surgery, possibly due to a failed back surgery, you are not alone. Too many people suffer from back pain for years and undergo surgery only to find they are still dealing with pain and symptoms.
What You Can Do About Failed Back Surgery and Failed Artificial Disc Neck Surgery
Mar 02, 2022
For so many neck and back pain sufferers, there is nothing more devastating than a failed back surgery. To deal with chronic pain and symptoms for years, undergo invasive surgery, and go through a lengthy recovery process only to find...
Follow These Steps for Treatment after a Car Accident
Feb 23, 2022
Getting in a car accident is one of the most stressful, scary, and difficult things a person can encounter in their lives. No one wants these events to occur, and there’s no way to completely plan for a car accident no matter how prepared you are.
Don’t Ignore Your Personal Back Injury
Feb 16, 2022
Back injuries are among the most common types of personal injuries. Whether they occur as a result of a car accident, on the job, or any other location, millions of people have dealt with a personal back injury at some point in their life.
Working with A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer? We Can Help.
Feb 09, 2022
A motorcycle crash can cause serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are overrepresented in serious crashes. In fact, motorcyclists are four times more likely to be injured in a crash...
Your Guide to Working with a Car Accident Lawyer for Injury Relief
Feb 02, 2022
There are millions of car crashes each year, causing more than 3 million injuries in the United States, according to the National Safety Council. Many injured people seek out a car accident lawyer.
Tiger Woods and High Profile Cases of Pain after Back Surgery
Jan 26, 2022
Pain after back surgery, also known as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS,) is more common than many people realize. Estimates show recurring pain after back surgery may happen in anywhere from 5% to 36% of cases.
Four Celebrities Who Overcame Car Accident Injuries
Jan 19, 2022
Car accidents can be one of the most traumatic events that happen to anyone. In addition to the physical injuries, there is also mental and emotional distress that people in serious collisions often have to work through.
Five Steps to Lasting Relief for Your Backache
Jan 12, 2022
A backache is something everyone has to deal with at some point or another. Whether you worked out too hard at the gym or strained a muscle doing yard work, minor back pain is something we all encounter.
How Discectomy Surgery Helps Leg Pain
Jan 05, 2022
Have a pain in the leg? It may be unexpected, but spine discectomy surgery can be the key to relief. It’s easy to associate spine surgery with just fixing back pain or neck pain, but procedures such as a discectomy can actually help...
Five Benefits of Minimally Invasive Back Surgery
Dec 29, 2021
Too many people with chronic back pain and related symptoms such as leg pain delay surgery. Even when nonsurgical therapies have been fully attempted without bringing lasting relief, a lot of people choose to live with the pain and lower quality of life.
A Guide to Back and Neck Pain from a Personal Injury
Dec 22, 2021
Personal injuries, especially car accidents, are a common cause of back and neck pain. When there is a motor vehicle collision, the force of the impact creates major stress on the spine and supporting muscles.
Four Things to Know About Spinal Fusion
Dec 15, 2021
Chronic neck or back pain can be incredibly difficult to live with. It can affect your relationships, your work, and even your ability to accomplish basic tasks around the house. If you have been trying to overcome pain for weeks and months...
How Minimally Invasive Surgery Can Help You Find Back Pain Relief
Dec 08, 2021
Back pain can develop for a broad number of reasons, as any back pain sufferer knows. In addition to muscle strains and ligament sprains that often cause acute and relatively short-term back pain, conditions that cause compression of the spinal cord and...
How to Find Pain Relief After a Car Accident Injury
Dec 01, 2021
If you’re dealing with a neck or back injury as a result of a car accident, you are not alone. Each year, millions of people suffer from a medically consulted car accident injury. In 2019 alone, that number was 4.5 million,...
What Is Microdiscectomy? An Essential Guide
Nov 24, 2021
Back pain can have a devastating impact on your life and ability to do basic activities or enjoy time with loved ones. If you have fully exhausted conservative therapies after weeks or months without improving your pain and other symptoms,...
Seven Tips for Personal Injury Relief
Nov 17, 2021
Personal injury is a general legal term that describes a bodily injury or emotional injury that occurs to a person, as opposed to property damage. While this is a legal concept, if you are suffering from a personal injury,...
What Are My Surgical Treatment Options for a Herniated Disc?
Nov 10, 2021
A herniated disc is a common spine condition and a frequent source of neck and back pain. Although not necessarily painful by itself, herniated discs can cause painful nerve compression that results in debilitating pain and neuropathic symptoms.
Five Steps to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Relief
Nov 03, 2021
Anyone facing an unsuccessful back surgery or complications relating to any spine procedure knows how completely frustrating the situation can be. To undergo what you are hoping will be the solution to your back pain and mobility problems,...
When to Consider Failed Neck Surgery Revision
Oct 27, 2021
The term “failed back surgery syndrome” is usually used as a catch-all to describe the pain and related symptoms caused by an unsuccessful spine surgery. While the first thing most people think of may be a lower back surgery,...
Hope for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome - Know Your Treatment Options
Oct 20, 2021
There can be many causes for a failed back surgery, including misdiagnosis, surgical error, and infection. No matter what the cause is, anyone who encounters an unsuccessful result from spine surgery knows what a devastating effect...
Pain after Surgery from a Failed Spinal Fusion? Your Action Plan
Oct 13, 2021
Although some amount of pain and discomfort is normal after any type of spine surgery, you should take any pain after surgery that is beyond a normal threshold. This is particularly true after undergoing a fusion procedure, as it could be a sign...
Failed Laminectomy Surgery — Four Effective Treatments
Oct 06, 2021
A failed laminectomy surgery can be so hard to deal with. In addition to the pain, there is also the emotional distress and frustration that comes with not finding the relief you were hoping for.
Recovery Guide - What to Expect 6 Months after Spinal Fusion
Sep 29, 2021
Thanks to the development of minimally invasive techniques, patients undergoing fusion surgery can expect a procedure that involves a smaller incision and less disruption of soft tissue. It is even possible to perform fusion surgery on...
5 Steps You Should Know When Working With a Car Accident Attorney
Sep 22, 2021
September 2021 – Atlanta, GA Being in a car accident is often one of the most terrifying experiences that anyone can have. The suddenness of the experience, the stress of ensuring and checking on your immediate health and safety as well...
Three Things to Know About Working with a Lawyer for Personal Injury
Sep 08, 2021
Car accidents are an all-too common cause of pain and suffering. If you are an injured person trying to find lasting relief, there are often many challenges and complexities you have to encounter. Finding a qualified provider and focusing on...
5 Pain-After-Back-Surgery Hacks You Need to Know
Sep 01, 2021
Patients who face failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS, often report that it can be more frustrating than the original source of back pain. This is even true in cases where the pain itself is less severe.
7 Steps To Take Following A Car Accident
Aug 27, 2021
Seven Steps You Need to Take After a Car Accident That’s why the team at Spine Center Atlanta is sharing the following information about the steps anyone can take after a car accident.
Kennesaw State Nursing Students Thrive In Prestigious Fellowship
Aug 12, 2021
KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 11, 2021) — A pair of Kennesaw State nursing students found themselves in elite company over the summer, serving a fellowship normally reserved for medical students.
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
Feb 06, 2018
Patients who undergo back or spinal surgery but still experiences back pain suffer from a condition known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). There is some variation in how the pain can continue to be prevalent in each patient suffering from FBSS.
Stretching for Pain Relief
Mar 02, 2017
One of the first things a personal trainer will teach you is the importance of stretching. Stretching is believed to be a critical tool for preventing injury, and has the ability to increase flexibility.
How Acupuncture Works to Ease Neck Pain Stiffness
Feb 08, 2017
When you examine the biology of the neck, it’s easy to see why neck pain and stiffness can occur. Your neck is tasked with balancing the weight of your head and skull on the top of your spine.
When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain
Jan 23, 2017
Temporary aches and pains are surprisingly common, even in the fittest of individuals. From sleeping in an uncomfortable posture to walking with your head down for too often, there are many situations that can cause mild and moderate neck pain...
Stretching Tips to Avoid Back Pain After Working Out
Jan 05, 2017
The idea that you should stretch before working out is a myth. Known as “static stretching,” this type of exercise has not been shown to prevent injury, and can actually reduce the benefits you receive from working out by tiring the muscles before...
How to Avoid Holiday Back Pain
Dec 20, 2016
It’s the holiday season, known for its bright lights, presents, family time, and celebration. But here at Spine Center Atlanta, it’s also known for its surprisingly high spike in back pain. Holiday back pain is a common challenge that affects...
5 Ways to Relieve Sciatica Pain
Dec 05, 2016
Sciatica is a common, chronic pain that affects many adults as they get older. It is a pain that often does not go away on its own, and over time it can lead to discomfort and distress that affects your quality of life.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy After Spinal Fusion
Nov 10, 2016
As you recover from spinal fusion surgery, part of your recovery and rehabilitation will be to find exercises to re-strengthen the muscles in your back. But not all exercises will do. You’ll need to be able to exercise without putting pressure...
Cupping Therapy in Atlanta
Oct 19, 2016
It’s been a few months since the Olympics, but already there are moments that fans will remember forever. From the incredible gymnastic sensation of Simone Biles to the continued dominance of Usain Bolt, the 2016 Rio Olympics gave...
Can Physical Therapy Save you from Spine Surgery?
Sep 26, 2016
From athletics to aging, it’s not uncommon to find that certain parts of your body become damaged and torn over time. This is especially true in areas like the knees, the hip, the shoulder – any area that has delicate cartilage that is relied...
Choosing a Medical Weight Loss Plan in Atlanta
Aug 02, 2016
Being overweight or obese is something of a double whammy when it comes to back and neck pain. Carrying excess body weight not only increases your risk of spine problems, it may also mean that you are not a good candidate for back surgery to correct...
Can being overweight cause back pain?
Jul 21, 2016
Weight loss and back pain are interwoven in a number of complex ways. While weight loss is not a foolproof cure for back pain, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight can help relieve symptoms in some people with sciatica, lower back pain,...
Regenerative Treatments – PRP
Jun 17, 2016
Regenerative treatments for back and neck pain – platelet rich plasma (PRP) Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have been around since the 1990s when they were used in maxilla-facial and plastic surgery.
Dry Needling – An Alternative Treatment For Chronic Back Pain
Jun 03, 2016
Dry needling is an increasingly popular treatment for relieving chronic back or neck pain caused by muscle tension and nerve dysfunction. This effective therapy is designed to create a local twitch response in the muscle in order to release...
Avoiding Back Surgery Complications
May 19, 2016
As with any surgery, back surgery poses a number of risks and can lead to complications. Fortunately, ongoing refinement of techniques and practices means that the risk of such complications is very low and getting lower year on year.
Having Sex with Back Pain
May 17, 2016
If chronic or acute back is making sex difficult or painful, you are not alone. Every day, patients suffering from back pain and other conditions due to disc disease, arthritis of the spine, and other back problems and injuries deal with this same problem.
Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
Nov 17, 2015
A Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection is an outpatient, non surgical procedure that provides pain relief of chronic hip pain. It allows for maximum placement accuracy. It is typically used to treat arthritis of the hip which cause...
SI Steroid Injection
Nov 17, 2015
The Sacroiliac joint also know as the SI joint is a bilateral and connects the sacrum which is the base of the spine to the hips. A Sacroiliac Joint Steroid injection is done to both diagnose and treat SI joint pain and dysfunction.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Nov 17, 2015
A Lumbar Sympathetic Block is an injection of local anesthetic into the sympathetic nerves. The sympathetic portion of the nervous system is responsible for fight of flight response, maintaining balance or homeostasis in the body and...
Nov 17, 2015
Radiofrequency is used to stop nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain. It is like putting a phone call on mute. The message is still there but you know longer get it! How amazing is technology that there is now a mute button for pain?
Medial Branch Block
Nov 17, 2015
Medial nerves are connected to each facet joint located between every vertebrae. They carry facet pain signals to the brain. A Medial Branch Block is done to ensure that it is indeed the facet that is of issue and to treat the pain.
Nov 17, 2015
The disc is the shock absorber between each spinal bone of the spinal column. It contains a nucleus center. You can imagine it like a jelly donut, intact the jelly or nucleus stays inside the donut or disc which is the harder outer protective layer.
Lumbars: Caudal Steroid Injection
Nov 17, 2015
The word caudal means near the tail or posterior side of the body. A caudal steroid injection is an injection administered to the most distal or lowest epidural space on the spine. The epidural space is the space around the dura which is the protective...
Thoracic Facet RF
Nov 17, 2015
RF stands for Radiofrequency. RF Neurotomy and Ablation are interchangeable names for the same procedure. Radiofrequency Neurotomy aka Ablation can be used to treat Thoracic Facet pain. Thoracic Facet pain is most often caused by arthritis or injury.
Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Nov 17, 2015
If you have upper or mid back pain that is persistent, chronic and unresponsive to treatments tried thus far, a Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection may be for you!
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Nov 17, 2015
The thoracic region of the spine is located in the upper torso. It consists of 12 bones known as vertebrae. Vertebrae are the protective bones of the spinal column that houses the spinal cord.
Nov 17, 2015
The thoracic spine is in the middle of the spine at the upper back. There are 12 vertebrae that make up the thoracic spine. The ribs attach to each vertebrae and connect at the sternum to the spine.
Thoracics: Brachial Plexus Block
Nov 17, 2015
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves between the bottom four nerves in the neck or cervicals and the first nerve in the upper back or thoracics known as C5, C6, C7, C8 & T1. These nerves supply the neck, upper back, arms and hands.
Stellate Ganglion Block
Nov 17, 2015
A Stellate Ganglion Block can be diagnostic or therapeutic. It can be done diagnostically to find the source of pain in the head, face, arms or chest. It can be done therapeutically to manage pain in those areas due to shingles, angina, etc...
Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Nov 17, 2015
A Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection is an out patient treatment for upper body pain. A pain relieving injection is administered to the epidural space. The epidural space is the space around the dura which is the protective covering...
Cervical Facet RF
Nov 17, 2015
Radiofrequency Neurotomy also known as Radiofrequency Ablation is an injection procedure used to treat Cervical Facet pain caused by arthritis or injury. It creates a heat lesion on the nerves that are transmitting the messages to your brain to feel...
Cervical Facet Injections
Nov 17, 2015
Who is a candidate for cervical facet injections? Anyone with chronic neck pain and arthritic or thickened facet joints. Most patients have exhausted other treatments to no avail and have increased pain with head rotation and flexion.
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