Resources

We're pleased to provide a broad variety of resources for your use. These pages all exist on the SouthPalm Ortho-Spine website and have been reviewed by our Medical Director, Dr. Stewart G. Eidelson. In many cases, he is also the author of the article.

If you have any questions for our professional team, please contact us at

Delray Beach Office
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446
561-742-5959

 

Resources of Interest
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Questions and Answers from our Patients over the years. We listen. We teach.
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It is not uncommon for patients with back or neck pain to need blood work or other test in a laboratory. Certainly, if you are being scheduled for spine surgery, it is important for your surgeon and his/her team to know ahead of time the results of different tests.
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Degenerative disorders are sometimes due to the process of normal aging and/or wear and tear. Just like mechanical devices, human bodies are subject to wear and tear from use.  However, unlike machinery, the hu­man body has the ability to heal or attempt to repair a problem.
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The "cage" is a medical piece of equipment that enhances the stability of the spine. It is one of the treatment options that may be considered depending on the specific characteristics of your spinal problem.
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SouthPalm Ortho-Spine Institute is a leader in the use of holistic, natural techniques to alleviate spinal pain. Among the programs that we may prescribe.
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Dr. Eidelson is one of the nation's leading stenosis experts. There are several different surgical procedures used to treat spinal stenosis. Listed below are the names and a brief description of each procedure. Dr. Eidelson will explain which procedure or procedures will be performed during your operation.
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Visit our Pain Management Center. Successful pain management is an important part of the overall treatment strategy that will be recommended by SouthPalm Ortho-Spine Institute. We believe that successful treatment means that you able to return to many if not all of your normal activities.
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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is one of our most sensitive and powerful diagnostic tools.This medical miracle was first used on humans in 1971.
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Soft tissue injuries affect the non-bony and non­-disc portions of the spine. Soft tissues are primarily the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Unnecessary stress to the spine can be a contributing factor to injury involving soft spinal structures.
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Myelography is an imaging test performed using an injectable contrast material to evaluate the spinal cord, its protective outer membrane (meninges) and nerve roots. Myelography produces an image called a myelogram.
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Occupational Therapy is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. The occupational therapist is a hand therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities.
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is type of diagnostic imaging. Unlike x-rays or computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans, an MRI does not use x-rays. It uses a powerful magnetic field and radio frequency pulses to produce very exact images of your internal organs, muscles, and bones. It is a valuable diagnostic tool.
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An anterior cervical fusion is performed through an incision in the front of the neck. An anterior cervical fusion is used to remove pressure from nerve roots or the spinal cord caused by bone spurs or a herniated disc
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Spinal Curvature or deformity takes many forms. Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Lordosis are the most common variants.
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Spinal nerves are generally well protected by our anatomy, but in the event of injury, the results can be devastating.
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We offer South FLorida's most experienced spine surgeons. A selection of articles about different elements of spine surgery.
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In contrast to soft tissue injuries, structural refers to the bones and discs.  Nerve roots may become irritated or damaged when an injury involves a vertebra or disc. Pain and/or weakness are symptoms that may accompany structural injuries.
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In lay terms, a Slipped Disc may be used to refer to a Ruptured  Disc.    However, either term is better known medically as a Herniated Disc .    Although the term 'slipped disc' is used, discs do not actually slip.
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Platelet Rich Plasma skin and hair treatment is available at our practice.
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Pharmaceutical pain relievers and related drugs may be used at any stage of the medical treatment of back pain, from your initial onset of acute pain to facilitation of rehabilitation, treatment of chronic back pain and alleviation of post-surgical pain
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Invasive techniques in pain management involve invasion (or insertion) of instruments and devices into the body.
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