Some of the spine conditions that neurosurgeons treat include (but are not limited to) disc replacement, cauda equinasyndrome, scoliosis, spinal bifida, spinal cord injury, spinal infections, cysts, tumors and more. That said, orthopedic surgeons can operate on some of the same conditions as neurosurgeons.
Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you're putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that runs from neck to middle back and from shoulder to shoulder across the back.
The kidneys rest against the back muscles, which can make it difficult to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain.
TLIF can be performed at one spinal level or multiple levels. The procedure is most often performed as open surgery, but in recent years it has also been performed with minimally invasive percutaneous techniques, now with the integration of endoscopic methods for a portion of the procedure.
A bulging disc in the neck occurs when a spinal disc weakens and encroaches on the spinal cord. In some cases, this can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. Acute injury to the area can cause a bulging disc in the neck.