The Methods of Spinal Surgery Are Changing

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is becoming the trend and the method of choice over traditional spine surgery. This type of surgery, utilizing much smaller incision and endoscope, typically results in better clinical outcome, less pain and scarring, faster recovery time, lower risk of complications, as well as a reduction in healthcare costs. Tulsa Spine Surgery provided by Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. offers the widest range of minimally invasive procedures available in the area. Contact us today at 539-664-8444 for more information on all of the services we can offer. Living pain-free has never been easier than it is with the experts at Tulsa Spine Surgery.

This article is in regards to one of the more common types of back pain, located in the middle of the back. Mid back pain can occur anywhere along your spine starting just below the neck and stopping at the bottom of the rib cage. Twelve vertebrae called thoracic vertebrae (T1-T12) make up the mid back, and since these vertebrae are attached to the rib cage, their movement is limited. The middle back does, however, absorb pressures placed on the spine and it also provides structural support to the neck, lower back, and ribs, so painful problems in the thoracic spine are not unheard of. Back pain can develop, either gradually or suddenly, for many reasons. Muscular strain is the most common cause of mid back pain. The muscles can become strained from activities like lifting of heavy objects, traumatic injury, or sitting for a prolonged period. Other back pain causes can come from arthritis, bulging or ruptured discs located between the spine’s vertebrae, or strained ligaments.

Since it originates in the thoracic area of the spine, mid back pain is often called thoracic back pain. Symptoms for thoracic back pain include baking or stiffness, sharp pain, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling, and chronic middle back pain if it’s been lasting for more than three months. Once the cause of your pain is pinpointed, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. can then prescribe treatment options which can include over-the-counter medication and the use of heat and ice therapy. In cases where there is nerve impingement in the thoracic spine caused by a herniated disc, bone spur, or other serious problem, patients may require more than conservative treatment to relieve their symptoms. Fortunately, there are other options available for pain relief, including the state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures that we can do right here in house. It’s never been easier to take care of your overall chronic pain issues and make sure your spine is incomplete working order. By offering the services right here in your hometown located on 91st St. between Harvard and Yale, we are just around the corner and are conveniently located in the South Tulsa area. Trust us for all of your back pain issues and you can be on the way to living a pain-free life that will allow you to do things you love with the people you love. No one should be dealing with chronic pain in these modern times where treatment options are so readily available.

Cervical Spine Pain

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Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. he wants to see you with a pain-free life. If you are dealing with back pain on a consistent basis it may be time to meet with a professional. Call our offices today at 539-664-8444 for more information on Tulsa Spine Surgery options that we have available right here in your hometown. In this article I’ll be talking about cervical pain and when you should consult a physician might Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. Pain between your shoulder blades and spine can be on both sides or just one side. Usually this pain is a referred pain from the facet joint area of the cervical spine. It certainly involves the muscles in the region causing spasm and worsening the pain. These muscles become taut and protect the joints trying to decrease motion of the joints protectively. When your muscles become taut they become less able to function fully. The overstretched muscles are working way too hard. They run low on oxygen and may cramp up. They are not working the way they were designed to work.

Some conservative care options for the pain between your shoulder blades is listed below. You need to eliminate your forward head or forward arm posture to stop overstretching your back muscles. Try to keep your neck in neutral or avoid extremes of motion of the neck. You need to strengthen your back. You will have to practice lifting your shoulder blades and rolling them backward, so they will become more movable. Practice squeezing your shoulder blades toward your spine. The symptoms of this type of cervical spine pain may include: The pain can be described as a burning ache or a sharp pain that catches their breath. It is painful to take a deep breath. The pain is a deep ache. The neck is stiff or I can’t put my chin to my chest now, It is painful to stretch between my shoulder blades.

Cervical pain most commonly may arise from the facets of the neck. Pain may manifest as a muscle trigger point. A trigger point is basically a muscle knot. These trigger points in one of the upper back muscles, especially the levator scapulae. Trigger points can also cause referred pain, which could create pain in other places. Compression of a Nerve in the neck can also cause pain between the shoulder blades. If you’re having chronic back pain that simply won’t go away after extended periods of time, it may be time to try Tulsa Spine Surgery from Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

Conservative care of this pain between the shoulder blades will usually include heating has a simple self-treatment. Using a microwaveable heat bag, hot water bottle or an warm moist towel apply the heat to the painful muscle to try relax the muscle knot, massage, cat stretch to roll the shoulders and stretch between the shoulder blades. A good nights sleep can do wonders. It is amazing how a good nights sleep can help the body to heal itself. Gentle Exercise may help with poor posture and irritative muscle spasm. Try go do some gentle exercise to see if it can help stimulate your posture.