Normal life stressors, possibly compounded by traumatic injuries to the spinal architecture, cause degeneration in the discs and the joints of the spine. With factors such as age, injury, and poor posture, there is cumulative damage to the bone or joints of the spine….
The facet joints, or joints with “small faces” are found at every spinal level (except at the top level) and provide about 20% of the torsional (twisting) stability in the neck and low back. The vertebrae of the mid back are normally far less mobile and…
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a well-known cause of low back pain. It can also cause leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly difficult to diagnose, and may feel similar to sciatica or pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation. The sacroiliac…
Spondylosis is a broad term that simply refers to some type of degeneration in the spine.
Dr. Liechty is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical technique. He uses advanced anatomy-conserving technologies and many of the world’s most minimally invasive fusion techniques, allowing for complex procedures to be done through an incision as small 1.5 centimeters.
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