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What is Electrodiagnostic Testing?

Did you know that your body is an electrical generator? Nerves and muscles create electrical signals that deliver messages to and from your brain. Sensory nerves deliver information about your surroundings to the brain. Motor nerves deliver signals from the brain to activate your muscles. 

XLIF: A Great Back Surgery Option

The XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) is an approach to spinal fusion in which the surgeon accesses the intervertebral disc space and fuses the lumbar spine (low back) using a surgical approach from the side (lateral) rather than from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior). The XLIF

The Benefits of a Lumbar Laser Microdiscectomy

Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Back Pain

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a ground breaking non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. The acronym PRP has most recently been featured in the news with the rising popularity of the treatment among

Stem Cell Therapy Helps Patients with Osteoarthritis

New treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by Osteoarthritis pain and symptoms.  Dr. Theofilos provides stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis to help those achieve better health and live life in motion. Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis is being studied for

A New Stem Cell Therapy May Speed Bone Fracture Healing

Vertebral compression fractures account for more than 750,000 injuries each year in the US - twice as many as hip fractures. They are often a result of a severe jolt to the spine, or a weakening of the spine due to osteoporosis. Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 34

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

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