When a disc tears, the nucleus pulposus may push through the disc wall. If this occurs, and the nucleus pulposus compresses a nearby nerve or the spinal cord, you could experience pain...
An annular tear occurs when a disc between the spinal vertebrae rips or tears. Patients who are considering annular tear surgery have usually tried a range of nonsurgical treatment options...
Piriformis syndrome is a condition that causes the compression of the sciatic nerve due to a tightened, spastic or inflamed piriformis muscle, located near the buttock and crosses over the sciatic nerve.
Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy where the symptoms occur as a result of nerve compression along the spine. Radiculopathic pain radiates from one part of the body to another.
As most of us know, Tiger Woods has been through many surgical procedures, including spinal fusion surgery. And unfortunately, the terrifying Tiger Woods car accident Tuesday in Los Angeles left him with open right leg fractures.
Lumbar spinal fusion recovery can take months. After three months, exercise becomes part of recovery.
I had a lower back surgery with Dr. Anup Gangavalli and it was a successful one I want to thank you Doctor G. and his staff in Plantation you guys are great. I live in Homestead and came all the way to Plantation to have my surgery with Doctor G. It was worthy I feel [...]
Spine surgery can be a daunting thought. People often wonder if there are minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is possible for the spine. But, it will not be as simple as a single band-aid. In fact, MIS is not ideal for every circumstance. And each case must be individually assessed to make the proper decision [...]
I love Dr. Chacin! He gives the best epidural injections. Do not be afraid to get one. The injections really help. He is very caring. Dr. Sahai is nice as well. He told me I needed surgery 3 years in a row without pushing me to make a decision in 3 weeks he is going [...]
My introduction to Dr. Gangavalli began on the day my left arm and hand experienced such severe numbness I couldn’t button my shirt or tie my shoes. An MRI was prescribed by a neurologist and upon review he immediately ordered me to the emergency room. The next day I was in Dr. Gangavalli’s office. With [...]