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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction procedure used by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to help with pain that is originating in the spine and causing radiating symptoms in the patient’s arms or legs. The idea behind spinal traction is to apply a force to the spinal column in a way that decreases the pressure on the innervated structures that are causing the patient’s radicular symptoms.

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In 2018 Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists and Scott Schlesinger,MD proudly announce the arrival of the least invasive spinal fusion surgery option available.

MIS spine surgery in 2018

Minimally invasive spine fusion has gotten even less invasive over the last couple of years.  I patented the MIGLIF MIS fusion surgery in the prior 2 years and still use this for many patients that need pedicle screw stabilization.  However, over the last several months, I have started utilizing a new approach that takes the MIS approach to an even greater less is more level.

This is the Vari-lift stand alone expandable inter-body fixation device.  With this I have been able to reduce the OR time to around 1.5 hours  for a extensive yet MIS neural decompression and inter-body fusion.  With this device and surgical approach offered at Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists and Legacy Surgery Center we have had great results and very rapid recovery with much faster return to normal life than the standard open lumbar fusion surgery.

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Smoking Cessation Timeline

At Legacy, we strive to educate our patients in all areas, and smoking can greatly affect your recovery along with your overall health. Our physical therapist, Jessica Beggs, DPT, emphasizes the important of smoking cessation.

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Who performs your EMG/NCV is more important than you may realize: 

What is an EMG/NCS

Electromyography (EMG) measures the muscle response or electrical activity in response to nerve’s stimulation of the muscle, while the Nerve Conduction Study (NCV) measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve. These test are often performed together. An EMG and NCV is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities and is often ordered by your medical professional when one has unexplained pain, tingling or muscle weakness. EMGs can be used to diagnosis several medical conditions including, but not limited to—Peripheral nerve damage, radiculopathy, pinched nerves, ALS, , neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and inflammation of muscles.

EMG/NCV Testing should be done by a qualified physician.

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Migraine Triggers

Many migraine patients recognize specific triggers to their headaches. Migraine patients are more sensitive to certain substances in their foods and environments as well as changes to their routine. Too much or too little sleep, changes in exercise routines, and processed foods can worsen migraine headaches.Heavy, flowery scents or cigarette smoke are frequent triggers.

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We Salute Our Veterans & Active Military

It began as Armistice Day

World War I, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, seven months earlier the fighting ceased in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. November 11th 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, and still is in other countries, signifying the formal agreement which ended the fighting on the western front.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Breeder’s Cup 2017

Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists congratulates all the winning connections and all the winning champions of the Breeder’s cup races. We are particularly proud of Gun Runner’s outstanding victory in the Breeder’s Cup Classic. He has deep ties to Arkansas with his past Stakes victories at Oaklawn and the Oaklawn multiple Trainer of the Year Winner Steve Asmussen. Also, we wish to congratulate our friend the Hall of Fame Jockey- Mike Smith in his Breeder’s cup victory with Caledonia Road. We love you Mikey! Forever Unbridled, another Oaklawn Stakes Winner ran a beautiful race to with the Distaff. Legacy wishes to thank the Cella Family and all the family at Oaklawn Park and its vast impact on the tradition of and the excellence of Thoroughbred racing in the country and the world! Look forward to another great meet in 2018! And there off!!!!!!!!

 

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