February 19, 2024

Have you ever wondered how vital it is to have robust spine integrity? If you’ve ever suffered from back pain, you probably have. Healthy spinal discs are one of the critical foundations for a strong spine. When these discs degenerate, it’s time to seek realistic solutions.  One of these solutions is artificial discs. But these […]

If your recent back surgery has failed, leaving you with discomfort, immobility, and pain, it could be pedicle screw failure. The National Library of Medicine cited a report finding pedicle screw breakage as a significant form of hardware failure in back surgeries.  If your back surgery doesn’t go as planned, the skilled hands of Dr. […]

January 12, 2024

Imagine that, after enduring excruciating back pain and corrective surgery, your symptoms are even worse. That’s what the sufferers of failed back surgery syndrome experience. It becomes an urgent life quality issue. But there is hope.  The expert team at Spine Center Atlanta, led by Dr. James Chappuis, MD, is dedicated to solving patients’ surgery […]

The Journal of Neurosurgery reports that the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, or MISS, has rapidly evolved over the past three decades. And it’s no wonder. For patients suffering from spinal issues, large incisions, lengthy recoveries, and lingering scar tissue aren’t exactly appealing. With the advent of advanced microscopic surgical methods, MISS has helped […]

November 29, 2023

Extremity surgery transforms lives for those who need it most. According to the National Institute of Health, orthopedic surgery successfully restores physical function and relieves pain in millions of Americans each year. It’s a game changer for athletes, accident victims, and arthritis sufferers alike when done by skilled surgeons. This modern surgery realigns joints, rebuilds […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome can become a problem for just about anyone in any profession. Excessive wrist movements in a repetitive fashion cause painful injuries that, luckily, can be corrected with surgery. 79% of patients who undergo corrective carpal tunnel surgery report satisfactory relief from symptoms according to a report from The National Library of Medicine. […]

October 31, 2023

While the prospect of orthopedic surgery might be intimidating, experienced professionals can put your mind at ease by discussing the process with you in depth. The National Library of Medicine cites a study that found recovery period complications at a low 12.7%; your chances of a successful procedure are outstanding. But many still have questions […]

Technological advances never fail to amaze us. Whether in electronics, robotics, or healthcare, we remain fascinated by what a few years of research and development can bring to the table. It’s the same with innovations in orthopedic surgical techniques. The team at Spine Center Atlanta practices at the forefront of orthopedic technology. Our surgeons have […]

October 20, 2023

Despite advancements in surgical techniques and technology, a small percentage of spine surgeries don’t provide the desired results. The National Library of Medicine cites a study that found successful fusion can vary from 65% to 100%, depending on various factors. Unfortunately, some spinal fusions fail, causing ongoing pain and discomfort for those affected.  At Spine […]

If you’re suffering from chronic neck pain, you understand how debilitating it can be. It can affect your quality of life more than others realize. But help is available if you’re willing to consider a widely performed surgery with an excellent success rate. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is one of the most commonly performed […]

October 13, 2023

Have you ever experienced a sharp, burning pain radiating down your leg? If so, you may be familiar with sciatica. Millions of people worldwide suffer from this condition, some mildly, others quite severely. According to the National Library of Medicine, sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 40% of people. While our team […]

Suffering from headaches or migraines is no joke. Some events can be so debilitating that they disrupt our daily lives. Medications are available to alleviate headache issues, but more and more patients are seeking natural remedies. Chiropractic care is one of the best solutions for headache sufferers. According to a report published by the National […]

September 14, 2023

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences, but it takes a physical toll on the body. Many expectant mothers suffer from back pain, sciatica, and pelvis discomfort. But there is help to be found. Chiropractic care can realign your spine, relieving pressure on nerves in a natural way without medication. Regular visits to the […]

If you have arthritis and are looking for a natural, drug-free approach, chiropractic care is ideal. A chiropractor’s focused care on joints and the spine restores mobility and alleviates the constant ache of arthritis. This specialized care may also include therapeutic exercises and soft tissue therapy to improve your quality of life further. Is Chiropractic […]

August 28, 2023

As a leading team in alternative medicine, the professionals at Spine Center Atlanta have seen countless cases where patients struggled to find relief for their digestive issues through traditional medicine. What many don’t know is that chiropractic care offers a natural alternative solution to digestive discomfort. Read on to discover how chiropractic care can help […]

August 10, 2023

In a world where conventional medicine and invasive procedures often take the stage in healthcare, more and more people are exploring natural alternatives for managing chronic back pain. Chiropractic treatment has emerged as a strategy to alleviate discomfort and enhance well-being. With a focus on the spine’s health and related functions, chiropractic care offers relief […]

June 21, 2023

Most of us have experienced the incredible relief that follows a good back crack. It isn’t just an old wive’s tale; it’s science! Spinal manipulation has existed for centuries as a beneficial healing technique. In this post, we’ll list the top five health benefits of spinal manipulation that may make you reconsider its wellness possibilities. […]

June 13, 2023

Some people say that sitting in an office all day is death. Well, as it turns out, it’s not an exaggeration. Sitting for long periods of time can be as bad for you as smoking. Sedentary lifestyles have become common in recent years, despite the preponderance of gyms and high sales of workout gear. As […]

May 30, 2023

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is the development of chronic pain and discomfort in the back, neck, arms or legs after any type of spine surgery…

May 29, 2023

If you are looking for a motor vehicle accident rehabilitation program in Atlanta, turn to the experienced professionals at Spine Center Atlanta. Our comprehensive recovery program…

May 8, 2023

Knee pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor. The good news? You can protect your knees from injury if you’re already…

April 12, 2023

It might not be your first choice, but there comes a time when back surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and restore mobility…

March 14, 2023

Life after a meniscus tear might depend on what life was like before the tear. Your age, the type of tear, and whether you try to keep moving through the pain can all play a role…

February 7, 2023

Unfortunately, back surgery can fail to relieve your symptoms, or you may even develop a new set of problems afterward. Our specialty team explains what might have gone wrong…

January 19, 2023

The concussion risk is higher if football or hockey is your game of choice. However, even low-contact sports can raise the threat level…

December 2, 2022

You can’t always prevent degenerative disc disease, but you can minimize its effects on your spine. Check these facts about…

November 2, 2022

Bone spurs are part of your body’s natural defense against joint damage caused by osteoarthritis and other conditions affecting…

October 1, 2022

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a highly advanced MRI technique that offers unique details of nerve dysfunction or damage not…

September 6, 2022

Shouldn’t my headache be gone by now? Why am I still dizzy? When can I get back in the game? Our specialty team addresses the facts…

August 3, 2022

Even with significant advances in medical technology and techniques that make back surgery more viable than ever, it’s not always…

June 6, 2022

An epidural steroid injection can’t fix a ruptured disc or other structural problem in the spine. It can, however, soothe irritated…

June 5, 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…

May 6, 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…

March 16, 2022

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a broad term that describes pain and other symptoms related to an unsuccessful or…

March 9, 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…

March 2, 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…

February 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…

February 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…

February 9, 2022

A motorcycle crash can cause serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are overrepresented in serious crashes…

February 2, 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…

January 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…

January 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…

January 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…

January 5, 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…

December 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…

December 22, 2021

Personal injuries, especially car accidents, are a common cause of back and neck pain. When there is a motor vehicle collision…

December 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…

December 8, 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…

December 1, 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…

November 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…

November 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…

November 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…

November 3, 2021

Anyone facing an unsuccessful back surgery or complications relating to any spine procedure knows how completely frustrating the situation can be…

October 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…

October 20, 2021

There can be many causes for a failed back surgery, including misdiagnosis, surgical error, and infection. No matter what the cause is…

October 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…

October 6, 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…

September 29, 2021

Thanks to the development of minimally invasive techniques, patients undergoing fusion surgery can expect a procedure that involves…

September 22, 2021

September 2021 – Atlanta, GA Being in a car accident is often one of the most terrifying experiences that anyone can have…

September 8, 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…

September 1, 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…

August 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…

August 12, 2021

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 11, 2021) — A pair of Kennesaw State nursing students found themselves in elite company over the summer…

February 6, 2018

Patients who undergo back or spinal surgery but still experiences back pain suffer from a condition known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)…

March 2, 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…

February 8, 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…

January 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…

January 5, 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…

December 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…

December 5, 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…

November 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…

October 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…

September 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…

August 2, 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…

July 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…

June 17, 2016

Regenerative treatments for back and neck pain – platelet rich plasma (PRP) Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have been around since the 1990s…

June 3, 2016

Dry needling is an increasingly popular treatment for relieving chronic back or neck pain caused by muscle tension and nerve dysfunction…

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…

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…

November 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 Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection is an outpatient, non surgical procedure that provides pain relief of chronic hip pain. It allows for maximum placement accuracy…

November 16, 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…

November 15, 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…

November 14, 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…

November 13, 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…

November 12, 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…

November 11, 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…

November 10, 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…

November 9, 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…

November 8, 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…

November 7, 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…

November 5, 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…

November 4, 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…

November 2, 2015

Radiofrequency Neurotomy also known as Radiofrequency Ablation is an injection procedure used to treat Cervical Facet pain caused by arthritis or injury…

November 1, 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…

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