herniated disk

Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

Herniated discs can cause a variety of different symptoms, but those symptoms can vary depending on where the disc herniation occurs in your spine. Below, we take a closer look at the symptoms of herniated discs based on where they develop in your back. Read more

Are You Doing These 3 Things To Your Neck?

It’s alarming but true that some common, everyday actions can be bad for your neck—especially if they’re done frequently. Working to break these common habits can do a world of good for your neck health, preventing pain and stiffness. Read more

leg pain and numbness

What Leg Pain and Numbness Might Mean

Source: Spine Health / By: Grant Cooper, MD

Leg pain and numbness can be experienced in many forms—some patients describe the pain as aching, searing, throbbing, or burning, or like standing in a bucket of ice water. Read more

neck stiffness

Could Your Neck Stiffness Mean Meningitis?

Source: Spine-Health / By Stefano M. Sinicropi, MD, FAAOS

Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the meninges—protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord—become infected and inflamed. Early symptoms can be similar to the flu. However, having a stiff neck in addition to flu-like symptoms could be a key clue that meningitis is the problem and should be checked by a doctor. Read more

text neck

Text Neck – A Modern ‘Epidemic’

What is next neck?

Text neck is a modern spine condition caused by looking down at a wireless device such as a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device for too long. This ailment is an increasingly common issue, and if not taken care of, could lead to lifelong neck pain. Read more

Sacroiliac joint fusion

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

What is the sacroiliac joint?

The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the ilium bone of the pelvis (see diagram below). This joint is responsible for bearing upper-body weight and transmitting it to the pelvis and legs. Read more

pituitary tumors

Pituitary Tumors – Symptoms and Treatment

What are pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors are noncancerous tumors that develop in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located just below the brain behind the nasal cavity. This gland is often referred to as the “master gland” because it controls the function of many other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland secretes hormones responsible for growth, metabolism regulation, fluid balance, testosterone/estrogen regulation, sperm/egg production, and milk production after birth. Tumors can grow inside of the gland and are rather common. Read more

demineralized bone matrix

Dr. Shehadi’s DBM Publication

We are very excited to announce the official publication of Dr. Shehadi’s paper on demineralized bone matrix (DBM) products for spinal fusions! Please help us in congratulating Dr. Shehadi and click the link below to view the full paper. Read more

breast cancer mesastatic

Dr. Shehadi’s Second Publication Discussing Metastatic Breast Disease

In 2007, Dr. Shehadi was a contributing author for a paper titled “Positive and negative prognostic variables for patients undergoing spine surgery for metastatic breast disease.” He and seven other doctors examined prognostic variables for patients who underwent metastatic breast cancer spinal surgery, and identified a few positive and negative variables. Below is the abstract and the conclusion of the study. Read more

breast cancer mesastatic

Dr. Shehadi’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Publication

Dr. Shehadi and nine fellow doctors published a paper in 2007 that discussed spinal surgery for patients with metastatic breast cancer to the spine. Below is the abstract for the paper. To read the full paper, click here. Read more