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October 31, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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It is important that you prepare for the fact that your recovery from spine fusion surgery could take anywhere up to 3 months. Exactly how long you will need to take off from work should be discussed with your doctor, but it is crucial that you do not return to work too early, as this could cause complication with the healing process and the overall success of your spine fusion surgery. 

September 24, 2018 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
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Lower back pain is an extremely common occurrence and will affect most of us during our lifetime. There can be many reasons why we experience lower back pain, but one of the more commonly diagnosed conditions is a problem known as lumbar spinal stenosis.

August 24, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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Neurosurgery is a highly challenging surgical speciality which is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect any part of the central nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and the extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

July 24, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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The spinal cord is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of our body. Protected within our spine, it is the main pathway for messages to be sent between our brain and body enabling us to experience sensations and move our limbs and extremities at will. If our spinal cord becomes injured, it can have serious and even life-changing consequences, some of which can be temporary while others are permanent.

June 25, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common health problems affecting Americans today and studies show that as many as 16 million adults in the U.S. are affected by it at any one time. It is also a leading cause of missed time at work, putting both people’s careers and finances at risk.

May 4, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialan, MD
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If you have ever experienced pain in your neck, then chances are you have had a problem with your cervical spine. Your cervical spine is an extremely delicate part of your anatomy. It comprises of seven vertebral bones that run between the base of the skill and the thoracic spine (the upper back). Encased in the middle of these vertebrae is the spinal cord, the main pathway for our central nervous system which passes the messages from our brain that controls all aspects of our body.

April 24, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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If you suffer from lumbar lordosis and experience a herniated disc, there are things that you can do that may be able to help alleviate your symptoms. Chiropractic care provided by a qualified and trained professional can help to reduce the discomfort and reduced mobility associated with lumbar lordosis. Your physician can prescribe you with suitable pain medications and provide manual manipulations in-office. He/she can also demonstrate physical therapy exercises you can do at home, that will help prevent further stress to the lumbar region and help improve your flexibility and strengthen your spine.

March 23, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
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Also known as decompression surgery, a laminectomy is a type of spinal surgery that is performed with the purpose of relieving pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. It can be performed anywhere along the spine, from the neck to the very lower back.

February 23, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialan, MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back Pain

Back pain is one of the common ailments in the modern world and a leading cause of absence from work. The vast majority of us will hurt our back at some point during our lifetime, and while in many instances it may resolve with no professional intervention, patients with serious or recurring pain may find themselves needing to visit a specialist. Often this is a chiropractor.

January 24, 2018 By: Luis Tumialan, MD
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Cervical discs are an important part of our anatomy. Nestled between the vertebrae in the neck, they form part of the cervical spine – the section of the spine that runs from the base of our skull, through our neck to our shoulders where is becomes known as the thoracic spine. The cervical spine comprises of seven vertebrae – aptly named C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 and C7, each with a single cervical disc between them. If these discs become damaged or affected by wear and tear, they may require replacing so that the patient is not adversely affected.