Facet hypertrophy is a common problem that causes the facet joints in your spine to enlarge. New bone growth and bone spurs can also develop as the joint tries to repair the damaged cartilage.
The FDA has granted premarket approval for Abbott’s Proclaim Plus spinal cord stimulation system, which can treat chronic pain across up to six areas of the body and is programmable to adjust to a person’s needs, the company announced in a release.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression Versus Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Treatment of Low-Grade Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Objective: To compare perioperative outcomes, radiographic parameters, and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) between minimally invasive unilateral laminotomy with bilateral decompression (MIS-ULBD) versus MIS transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) for treatment of low-grade lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.
Nearly every movement you make involves your back in some manner. This constant movement and support mean that your back is susceptible to strain and stress. Understanding the causes of back pain, along with the symptoms, can help you and your health care team determine the best treatment options for you.