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Correcting Your Scoliosis Mar 9th, 2021

Your spine naturally curves vertically to help distribute body weight and to reduce the stress and pressure on any single region of your back. This natural curve resembles an S shape. Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the left, the right, or both, resulting in...

How a Microdiscectomy Can Relieve Pain from Your Herniated Disc Feb 12th, 2021

Your vertebral discs are the shock absorbers of your spine. If one of them herniates — also known as a slipped or ruptured disc — you may not notice anything at all, or you could be in a great deal of pain if the disc impinges on a nearby nerve....

McKenzie Exercises for Back Pain Jan 19th, 2021

What are McKenzie exercises? Many people experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. In the United States, back pain affects 75 to 85 percent of all adults. If you have back pain, it’s best to follow up with your healthcare provider to determine what’s causing it. This can help you find the...

5 Neck Exercises for Arthritis Jan 19th, 2021

Setting your neck straight We put a lot of impact on our joints over the years. Eventually they start to show the signs of wear and tear. With age, arthritis can cause the joints in our knees, hands, wrists, and feet to become stiff and sore. Arthritis also affects the...

Understanding Pinched Nerve Conditions Jan 14th, 2021

Your nervous system is an important part of your body, transferring information from the brain to the body’s organs, muscles, and tissues, and carrying sensory information back to the brain for processing. If anything applies too much pressure on a nerve anywhere in the body — say, cartilage, muscles, tendons,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Bringing Evidence Based Neurosurgery to North Atlanta Dec 20th, 2020

Dr Mairaj Sami MD, a neurosurgeon at Apex Spine and Neurosurgery is a contributing author to the latest guidelines for the surgical treatment of glioblastoma, the most common primary brain tumor affecting adults.  Dr. Sami is bringing evidence-based neurosurgery to the citizens of Atlanta, GA.  If you, or anyone that...

What to Expect When Recovering From Spinal Fusion Dec 8th, 2020

The moveable parts of the spine contains bony vertebrae with cushiony intervertebral discs between them. The discs are tough and fibrous, absorbing and distributing the pressure placed on the spinal column as you bend forward, backward, and side to side. Over time, though, the discs can suffer trauma, either from...

Learn the Early Warning Signs of a Brain Tumor Nov 30th, 2020

Hearing that you have a brain tumor can be devastating news, but remember that not all tumors are cancerous, and many can be effectively treated. The most important thing you can do is to learn the early warning signs so you can seek immediate medical attention. The earlier a brain...

7 Common Back Ailments That Can Be Treated With Minimally Invasive Surgery Oct 13th, 2020

Back pain is a common medical problem, one that will affect 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Pain can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back), or lumbar spine (lower back), and it can present as a throbbing sensation, a dull...