Dr. John Hain is a board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeon. Take a look at this video to learn more about his background and what let him to neurosurgery and spine. Continue reading
Nighttime back pain is a special type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, is when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is laying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Continue reading
Pain and numbness going down the arm or leg or the feeling of a loss of grip can be the result of injury, disease, or degeneration in the cervical spine. If you are suffering from pain and discomfort it can be helpful to understand the anatomy of the cervical spine.
A bone graft is a tiny piece of bone used to fuse the spine together. This extra bone acts as the cement that fuses the vertebrae together during spinal fusion surgery. Bone grafting can be done with pieces of a patient’s own bone (autograft), processed bone from a bone bank (allograft), or a bone graft substitute (demineralized bone, ceramic extender, or bone morphogenetic protein). Continue reading