Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – XLIF Spinal Fusion

Unlike traditional spinal surgery, which usually required an 8-10 inch incision, advanced technology and training has drastically improved the way in which spinal surgery can be performed.  Utilizing his minimally invasive approach, Dr. Theofilos is able to utilize spinal procedures using a small

Stem Cell Therapy Can Impact Enjoyment of Your Daily Life

One of the most interesting aspects of stem cells is how a doctor can basically predict “when and how” they will work, regardless of age, race and gender of patients. Although it is a puzzle as to how they function in general, one can theorize as to how they act in the affected area in which they

Radiculopathy and How it Affects the Spine

Radiculopathy is a condition due to a compressed nerve in the spine that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the course of the nerve. Radiculopathy can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (lumbar radiculopathy) and in the neck (cervical

New Treatment Offers Chronic Back Pain Patients Relief

Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment can deliver just that. It is a minimally-invasive treatment option targeting nerves that are causing pain. Studies have been shown to provide chronic back pain patients with up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function and reduced drug

Simple Tips to Keep Your Back Healthy in the New Year

Back pain is one of the most common concerns for patients visiting their doctors. The majority of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point during their lifetime. The reasons vary — from acute sprains due to injuries on sports fields to longer-term degenerative diseases caused by

Laser Therapy is a Safe, Pain Free Treatment

Each year, thousands of patients search desperately for the right back pain treatment to eliminate their discomfort. One option they turn to is laser therapy. While it is quickly moving into the medical mainstream, most people still do not understand what it is or what conditions it is appropriate

Frequent Air Travel Can Wreak Havoc on Your Spine

How common is it to sit in an airplane seat and realize how little room you have to sit?  The first thing you notice is that it is extremely uncomfortable.  There is virtually little support of your spine.  Furthermore, people place their carry-ons in the space in front of the legs.  This can

Handling the Holidays and Back Pain

The holiday season brings many opportunities to take initiatives to improve your health, but it can also bring on additional stress that worsens chronic back pain. This time of year could intensify feelings of frustration and despair that come from dealing with the pain. Here are some helpful tips

Play Golf Without Back Pain

With the golf season now in full swing, many golfers may be experiencing some aches and pains from the first several rounds of the course. Low back pain is a specifically common aliment among golfers. When attempting a golf swing, a lot of stress is placed on the pelvis and spine. The sacroiliac

The Role of Regenerative Medicine to Alleviate Pain

Your body is made up of billions of cells with amazing capabilities, including specialized cells that work to form different organs such as your brain, muscles, skin, and bones. Every day these cells degenerate and regenerate, and as new cells are born from stem cells, they become capable of