There are various types of minimally invasive spine surgery that are available as alternatives to traditional spinal surgeries while offering equal results with less overall burden on the patient. These surgeries are performed using smaller incisions than traditional spinal surgeries, reducing risks of infection and blood loss and ultimately leading to faster recovery times.
Recovering from surgery—especially spine surgery, which has a much more restrictive recovery process than others—can be intimidating enough on its own. Adding onto that the concerns born from being in a hospital environment during a pandemic can feel outright daunting....
The spine is one of the most influential bone structures in the human body, with a series of vertebrae separated by discs that allow the spine to twist and bend without causing damaging friction between vertebrae. When the discs become worn down or damaged through injury or natural disc degeneration, however, the vertebrae affected by the damaged disc (and the nerves surrounding them) are at risk. When this happens, your doctor may recommend disc replacement surgery to improve your pain levels and overall quality of life.
Spinal fusion surgery involves fusing a bone graft of synthetic replacement between two sections of the spinal column to restrict the patient’s ability to move in ways that can damage bone or nerves.
Spinal issues such as herniated discs affect all kinds of people including US Presidents, famous athletes, and even movie stars. On occasion, some problems are genetic while others can be the result of trauma such as a car accident. But over the years, the methods for fixing spinal issues have changed, causing some to ask, “Which is better?”
Several people suffer from constant back pain that can interfere with everyday activities. Although people may be experiencing pain, they might not always know what is going on inside their bodies. To learn more about what spinal stenosis bulging disc treatment is and how to permanently relieve pain, continue reading.
Is Laser Spine Surgery good? Laser Spine Surgery is considered a highly controversial topic among medical spine care professionals as a solution to treat pain. While some Orthopaedic Neurosurgery Specialists do not offer or use laser spine surgery, others find it preferable for their patients. From how this treatment is advertised to the general public, it creates several misconceptions of what the surgery actually entails.
Readers voted, Dr. Siddiqi of Texas Spine Center is the 2015 choice for Best Spine Surgeon in several communities.
Dr. Siddiqi recently was appointed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery within the Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine (IAM). His appointment is through the Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery. Houston Methodist Research Institute - Academic Administration The Institute for Academic Medicine governs all research, education and academic innovation activitites within Houston Methodist. It is grounded in its commitment to providing excellend and innovation in academic medicine, as measured by transformational research, robust education and leading clinical care. Dr. Siddiqi and the Texas Spine Center are proud to be associated with such organizations as we continue advancing medicine and treatment options for our patients.
Republished from the March 2014 edition of Living Magazine.net Dr. Shah Siddiqi World traveler, college athlete and cricketer, husband, father, writer, speaker and gifted surgeon. All these designations are perfectly suited to Shah Siddiqi, M.D., founder and director of Texas Spine Center. Born in London, he met his wife in Toronto and completed his residency and fellowship there. His family moved from London to Houston in 1979. Dr. Siddiqi and his wife have three children: two studying medicine in Texas; his youngest daughter, a Klein High School senior, has played varsity tennis since her freshman year. His wife enjoys volunteering at medical clinics in the community. As a spine specialist with over 27 years’ experience, Dr. Siddiqi is a graduate of Cambridge University Medical School and board-certified in neurosurgery. He completed a spine fellowship from the University of Toronto and …