What is Sciatica and the Best Treatments

If you suddenly start feeling pain in your lower back or hip that radiates to the back of your thigh and into your leg, you may have a protruding (herniated) disc in your spinal column that is pressing on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. This condition is known as sciatica. Sciatica may feel

Band-Aid Back Surgery

Traditional spine surgery can result in long periods of recuperation and unsightly scarring. Dr. Theofilos uses the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques while treating your pain and allowing you to recuperate quickly. Many of our surgeries and treatments are same day outpatient procedures

New Treatment Options with Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that only takes a few minutes per visit. Laser therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no side effects or risks that may occur with other forms of treatment. In addition, it can often achieve results faster and better than

A Short Guide to Understanding Different Types of Back Pain

Back pain experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain at one point in their lives (and in all likelihood, at many points). In fact, as many as 31 million individuals in the United States are experiencing back pain right now.  The only thing worse

Osteoporosis Spine Fractures: Risks, Symptoms, Treatments

Although many people report some type of back pain, only one third of spine fractures actually produce painful symptoms. That makes early diagnosis of spine fractures extremely difficult. Fractures in the lower spine are associated with greater pain and loss of function than are fractures of the

Frequently Asked Questions About Neurosurgery, Answered

While it's true that a neurosurgeon can work on your brain, that isn't the only area they're experienced in. In fact, about 70% of a neurosurgeon’s time is devoted to your spine, treating back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and even leg pain. Modern neurosurgery has come

Reduce Back Pain and Lower Back Problems With These Five Yoga Poses

Most cases of back pain are mechanical, which means they're not the result of serious conditions like inflammatory arthritis or infections. However, that doesn't change the fact that as many as 31 million individuals in the United States are experiencing lower back pain right now. The mission to

Five Stretches That Will Help You Improve Your Spinal Health

Back pain experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back issue at some point in life, but that doesn't mean you should give up the quest to great spinal health. Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body, and you should take care of it accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Health, Answered

Whether you're one of the 31 million American citizens experiencing back pain or simply taking preventative measures to ensure your spinal health, there are certain questions you should be asking. Of course, there are some questions that should only be answered by a healthcare professional. But for

Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment in a developing field referred to as regenerative medicine. From musculoskeletal disorders to systemic diseases, adult stem cell therapies work in tandem with the body’s natural ability to repair itself. Stem cells are the body’s

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