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August 24, 2017 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back Pain

If you are suffering from pain in your lower back, or repeated periods of sciatica, you could be suffering from a herniated disc. Also known as a slipped disc, this is a very common condition that occurs most often in people who are aged between 30 and 50, and is more prevalent in men than in women. Herniated discs regularly occur in the lower part of the back, causing the patient to suffer from a range of symptoms, including both back and neck pain, and numbness, tingling and weakness in other parts of the body, in particular the hips, groin and legs.

July 24, 2017 By: Luis Tumialan MD
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From a chronic dull ache to acute pain when you assume certain positions, lower back pain, also known as lumbago, is extremely common. In many cases, the underlying cause of the pain isn’t serious and it improves naturally over the course of a few days or weeks. However, sometimes the pain is long-lasting or comes and goes. When this happens, and the pain is caused by a specific, underlying cause, surgery may be necessary to address the problem and permanently alleviate your symptoms.

May 24, 2017 By: Luis Tumialan
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Spinal cord injuries are among some of the most severe. This is particularly true for cervical spinal cord injuries. Affecting vertebrae C1 to C7, cervical spinal cord injuries are rare, but extremely serious. In the case of C1 and C2 vertebrae injuries, fatalities often occur. If a patient does survive a cervical spinal cord injury, full or partial paralysis and a lifetime dependency on personal care is a common outcome. Any other spinal injury can also have dramatic repercussions for the long-term health of the patient, and they can expect a lengthy rehabilitation process if they are to achieve the best possible outcome.

February 23, 2017 By: Dr. Luis M. Tumialàn
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The spine is an extremely complex structure that comprises of individual vertebrae that are connected by ligaments and muscles, which house the spinal cord – the single most important structure between the body and brain. In order to understand the effects of spinal injuries properly, it is necessary to understand how the spinal cord functions.

October 11, 2016 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spine Surgery

Dr. Luis Manuel Tumialán has established himself as one of the leading spine surgeons in the nation, not only for his performance of surgical spine procedures, but also for the meticulous care he invests into the diagnostic and planning stages of those procedures. Dr. Tumialán understands that, without accurate diagnosis and careful planning, the most advanced surgical techniques and finely honed skills will be for naught. This is why he uses MRI imaging and CT scans to plan your spinal surgery at his Phoenix, AZ spine center.

September 8, 2016 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Degenerative Disc Disease

When people in the greater Phoenix area experience issues with back pain and spinal mobility, they can count on our practice to offer advanced treatment. This means considering the latest surgical techniques to relieve pain and restore a person's mobility whenever possible.

June 10, 2016 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spine Surgery

Dr. Luis Manuel Tumialán has helped numerous people in and around Phoenix who suffer from serious neck and back pain. He offers state-of-the-art surgical treatment to restore mobility and help people experience a renewed sense of wellness.

March 11, 2016 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
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Spinal stenosis is a problem commonly seen in Dr. Luis Manuel Tumialán’s patients. This condition is essentially a narrowing of the bone channel along the spinal cord. This narrowing places pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord, which, in turn, results in a number of uncomfortable side effects, including general pain and a weakness or numbness of the legs. Dr. Tumialán offers minimally invasive spine procedures to alleviate back pain and other symptoms of spinal stenosis while minimizing the risks that are typically associated with spinal treatment. We offer minimally invasive treatment for spinal stenosis to our Scottsdale, AZ patients as a way to restore comfort and spinal functions without subjecting them to invasive surgical techniques that require an extensive recovery period.

February 9, 2016 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Luis M. Tumialán offers advanced treatment of neck and back pain at his Scottsdale spinal surgery center. Whether a patient's condition calls for guidance in non-invasive care or minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Tumialán will offer his expertise to ensure the optimal procedure or combination of procedures are performed to alleviate pain and restore as much mobility as possible.

December 8, 2015 By: Luis Manuel Tumialan MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spine Surgery

Dr. Luis Manuel Tumialán is a leading back pain and spinal cord surgeon serving patients in the greater Scottsdale area. He offers advanced surgical treatment with a focus on restoring total wellness.