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Understanding Scoliosis and Sciatica: Insights from Dr. Jeremy Smith, Orange County Spine Surgeon

Hello, I’m Dr. Jeremy Smith, a spine surgeon in Orange County with 18 years of experience in treating scoliosis and sciatica. I’ve seen how these conditions affect people’s lives, and in this article, I’ll demystify the relationship between scoliosis and sciatica. We’ll explore their connection, implications, and available treatment options. Unraveling Scoliosis Scoliosis, simply put, […]

Lordosis vs. Kyphosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal Curvatures

The human spine is a remarkable and complex structure, essential for both mobility and support. It comprises vertebrae, discs, and nerves, playing a pivotal role in our daily lives. Among the common conditions affecting the spine’s curvature, Lordosis and Kyphosis are prominent.

Top 10 Ways Scoliosis Affects the Body

As a spinal surgeon in beautiful Orange County, California, I’ve had the privilege of working with patients from all walks of life, each with their unique challenges. One of the conditions that often brings individuals to my practice is scoliosis – a complex spinal disorder characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis doesn’t just affect your posture; it can have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the top 10 ways scoliosis affects the body, shedding light on the importance of early detection and the array of treatments available to those seeking relief.

Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

In the ever-evolving field of medical specialization, it’s crucial to understand the nuances between different specialties, especially when it comes to critical areas like neurosurgery and spine surgery. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the intricacies that set neurosurgeons and spine surgeons apart, shedding light on their unique roles, expertise, and the conditions they treat. Let’s embark on a journey to unmask the distinctions between these two vital medical professions.

Relief at Last: Treatment for Back Pain.

On Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2023, Dr. Smith gave a lecture exploring the differences between the minimally invasive nerve decompression procedure and a spinal fusion, with a Q&A session following the presentation.

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

Spinal problems can severely impact one’s quality of life, often requiring surgical intervention to alleviate pain and restore functionality. With the advancement of medical technology, spinal surgeries have become more refined and less invasive, leading to quicker recovery times and improved patient outcomes. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, commonly known as XLIF, is a cutting-edge procedure that has redefined spinal surgery with its innovative approach.

Reclaim Your Active Lifestyle: How a Thoracic Corpectomy Can Help

Being active is one of the best things you can do for your body. Regular exercise has a positive impact on brain health, maintaining a healthy body weight, and keeping disease at bay. Keeping the body strong is the best way to fight against injury and sickness, and it also contributes to the health of your spine. 

Choosing An Orange County Back Pain Specialist: A Patient’s Guide

Every day, we treat back pain patients in Orange County and throughout Southern California; we understand just how crippling back pain can be. Whether you’re suffering from acute or long term chronic back pain, it’s critical to get the right diagnosis and treatment plan for interventional pain management. Selecting the right physician can make all […]