Spine Fusions: What You Need To Know

Spine Fusions: What You Need To Know

When you think about your back, you most likely think of it as a unit; the sum of its parts. But when you’re in pain, it’s as if you can feel each and every structure in your spine when you bend and move. Simple activities like getting out of bed in the morning, sitting at […]

Dr. Patel Answers the Top 3 Most Common MISS Questions

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No one actually wants to have surgery; the orthopedic surgeons at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine want to be able to solve your back pain without ever picking up a scalpel. But if surgery is the correct course of action for your specific spine condition, Oasis Orthopedic & Spine prefers minimally invasive spine surgeries (MISS) over […]

Spinal Fusion Vs. Disc Replacement with Dr. Patel

Spinal Fusion Vs. Disc Replacement with Dr. Patel

Back pain may be common, but that does not mean you have to suffer from the daily struggles. You deserve treatment for your spine condition. At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine, we believe in exhausting all non-surgical treatments before turning to minimally invasive spine surgery. But for many sufferers of back pain, conservative treatment doesn’t provide […]

Outpatient Spine Surgery with Dr. Sujal Patel

Outpatient Spine Surgery with Dr. Sujal Patel

When you think of spine surgery, you typically think about an intensive procedure that requires a hospital stay, long recovery, and a massive disruption to your daily life. But this is inpatient spine surgery. Advancements in minimally invasive spine surgical techniques have enabled outpatient spine surgery to potentially be a better option for patients seeking […]

5 Early Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis

5 Early Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, “By the year 2040, an estimated 78.4 million (25.9% of the projected total adult population) adults aged 18 years and older will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. . .” This degenerative condition is the normal wear and tear […]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have the Surgery?

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The decision to go through with a lumbar spinal stenosis surgery is often fraught with trepidation, thoughts of seconds opinions, and recovery challenges. On top of that, you are still in pain; your quality of life is suffering from the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. Together, this makes for a stressful situation that can leave […]

X-Rays, MRIs, & CT Scans: What’s the Difference?

X-Rays, MRIs, & CT Scans: What’s the Difference?

Why does my back hurt? Do I need surgery? Is the throbbing in my neck serious? When you’re in pain, you want answers fast. When it comes to finding out what is going on inside your body, medical imaging can unveil a wealth of information that can help diagnose the condition that is causing you […]

How To Explain Your Back Pain To Your Doctor

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Being in pain is . . . well, painful. But it can also be frustrating and annoying. When your pain is affecting your mood, your activities and your overall quality of life it’s time to talk to your doctor about your treatment options. But how do you explain something that’s so overwhelming? Follow these guidelines […]

How To Know When Spine Surgery Is Right For You

How to know when spine surgery is right for you

Have you been suffering from severe back or neck pain and trying every possible solution for relief but still missing out on the activities you love? Your doctor keeps suggesting spine surgery as an option. But how do you know when spine surgery is the right “next step’ in finding relief for your pain? Let’s […]

4 Common Misconceptions About Spine Surgery

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Is the thought of having spine surgery frightening?  There’s a lot of misinformation about spine surgeons and spine surgery. You may have heard things that are completely false: Spine surgery has a high risk of complications. It takes a long time to recover. One surgery leads to another. Spine surgeons always think you need surgery. […]