Reclaim Your Life and Start Thriving Instead of Just Surviving with Tulsa Spine Surgery

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Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and then went on to study at Oklahoma State University and Texas Back Institute. He Is Well-Versed in All of the Latest Instrumentation and Procedures Available for the Relief of Tulsa Back Pain. We are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we will promise to bring you committed and dedicated orthopedic spine surgery and pain management right here in your hometown. We are ready to exceed your expectations and bring you the very best treatment and service. Be sure and give us a call today at 539-664-8444¬†or visit us online at Let’s start taking the first steps to a brand-new you. If you have been living with chronic pain in your life, you need to understand that there are treatments and options available to get back to living the life you are destined to live. We look forward to sitting down with you as an individual and finding the appropriate plan of action and procedures to service your back pain needs.

We provide the techniques and instrumentation to help our patients recover in a shorter period of time. This allows for a quick return home in the ability to recover in the comfort of your own house. Our outpatient procedures are both minimally invasive and extremely effective. We can have you home the same day your procedure took place most of the time, and this allows you to heal and be relaxed in a comforting environment. By using our minimally invasive procedures such as anterior cervical disectomy, cervical laminectomy, cervical amino plastique, cervical laminotomies, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, or posterior lumbar laminectomy, you can get the procedures you need that will cause the least amount of harm to your body. Non-minimally invasive procedures can often times damage muscle tissue that is around the area of the incisions. Let’s not create another problem by solving your pain problems. Trust the doctor at Tulsa spine surgery and get the relief you need in an expert and caring manner.

During your consultation with Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O., we invite you to speak freely and voice your concerns and opinions about what type of procedures you might be interested in for your spine surgery. We want to be your partner and walk you through the procedures and recovery process. We know that there are no two people that have the exact same problems, and we want to find a solution that is right for you and your lifestyle. By getting to know our patients on an individual basis, we are able to form relationships and prove that we are trustworthy and committed to bringing you pain relief that will dramatically better your life. If you are dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis and it’s inhibiting you from performing the activities you love to do with the people you love, it’s time to say no to pain and yes to a better life. Be sure and call us anytime or visit us online. If you like, we would love to see you in our relaxing and comforting office as well. We are located on 91st St. in between Harvard and Yale and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Assistance in Diagnosing Spondylolisthesis

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What’s causing my back or neck pain? It’s a common question, and a visit to your doctor is an important first step to get an answer. You should know that the diagnosis of back, neck, leg or arm pain isn’t always easy. The human spine is very complex, so it can be difficult for your doctor to pinpoint the exact cause of low back pain or other symptoms. When you visit the offices of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. at Tulsa Spine Surgery, we will try our hardest to provide accurate diagnoses and an appropriate course of action to relieve you of chronic pain and spinal conditions. Tulsa Spine Surgery is an expert in the Oklahoma area when it comes to a wide variety of different orthopedic surgeries.

The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is low back pain. Many times a patient can develop the lesion between the ages of five and seven and not present symptoms until they are 35-years-old, when a sudden twisting or lifting motion will cause an acute episode of back and leg pain. Usually the pain is relieved by extension of the spine and made worse when flexed. The degree of vertebral slippage does not directly correlate with the amount of pain a patient will experience. Fifty percent of patients with spondylolisthesis associate an injury with the onset of their symptoms. In addition to back pain, patients may complain of leg pain. In this instance, there can be associated narrowing of the area where the nerves leave the spinal canal that produces irritation of a nerve root.

Many patients with spondylolisthesis will have vague symptoms and very little visible deformity. Often, the first physical sign of spondylolisthesis is tightness of the hamstring muscles in the legs. Only when the slip reaches more than 50 percent of the width of the vertebral body will there begin to be a visible deformity of the spine. There may be a dimple at the site of the abnormality. Sometimes there are mild muscle spasms and usually some local tenderness can be felt in the area. Range of motion is often not affected, but some pain can be expected on hyperextension. Laboratory test results are normal in patients with one or both disorders.

To determine if spondylolysis is the cause of your symptoms, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. may, in addition performing a physical exam, recommend a diagnostic test such as an x-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The diagnosis of spondylolisthesis is confirmed by noting the forward position of one vertebral body on another. A spondylolisthesis also is graded according to the amount that one vertebral body has slipped forward on another. A grade I slip means that the upper vertebra has slipped forward less than 25 percent of the total width of the vertebral body, a grade II slip is between 25 and 50 percent, a grade III slip between 50 and 75 percent, a grade IV slip is more than 75 percent, and in the case of a grade V slip, the upper vertebral body has slid all the way forward off the front of the lower vertebral body, a condition called spondyloptosis.