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Mel Thompson's Articles in Medical Procedures & Operations

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    All those who are facing serious and chronic back issues and have exhausted all possible alternatives to surgery, such as acupressure, massage therapy and acupuncture, should immediately start searching for an experienced surgeon for orthopedic spine surgery as this would help them in reducing their pain.
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
    When you have a constant pain in your back, it can be difficult to determine what the exact problem is at times. This is when you should know about why you may need to have a lumbar disc replacement at some point in your life. Once you know about some of these reasons, it will be easy to understand why this surgery should be taken seriously and the types of complications which may be present from the surgery. Some of the reasons to have this done is if your pain is becoming so severe it is not tolerable, the injury to your back is impacting your living style, and the doctors recommend this as
  • Herniated Disk Surgery
    A herniated disk happens when a spinal disk between the spinal vertebrae becomes ruptured. The spinal disk is filled with a jelly like nucleus and is surrounded by a protective wall called the annulus which provides a cushion when the spine is in motion. A herniation of the nucleus can leak the jelly substance through the annulus which can pinch nerves around the spine and cause very little to unrelenting pain in the back, neck and limbs.
  • Cervical Discectomy
    In severe cases of disc herniation, surgery may be the answer. As always, potential patients for this procedure should consider all risks associated before making a commitment. This surgery removes herniated or diseased discs, or parts of discs that are putting pressure on the nerves.
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    Endoscopic surgery for the spine is when specially made video cameras and instruments are used to pass through tiny incisions on various areas of the body such as the chest, the abdominal area, joint cavities and the spine so that surgery can be performed in a less intrusive and more effective way. There are several advantages of endoscopic surgery such as the incisions being smaller, less pain and disruption to the tissues of the body and a quicker recovery after the surgery.

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