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Patient Education Material

Here at the Iowa Spine and Brain InstituteTM, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the information needed to make informed decisions about their healthcare. These web pages have been designed to provide you with the general information you will need to make these important decisions.

Keep in mind that every individual is different, so your specific experience may vary from what is described here based on your needs and the decisions made by your Surgeon/Physician Specialist. These pages are intended to supplement the information and advice you receive from your surgeon/physician specialist, not to take the place of any thorough discussion you may need to have with him/her.

Studies show that a patient who is educated about their diagnosis, well prepared for treatment, and who actively participates in the process, spends less time in the hospital and enjoys a quicker rehabilitation. By keeping yourself well informed, you are contributing immeasurably to your recovery, and taking a vital step forward in regaining freedom and independence.

These pages include information about the following:

Spine- Cervical:
Cervical Spine Anatomy
Neck Pain
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft
Cervical Discectomy
Cervical Foraminotomy
Cervical Laminectomy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Posterior Cervical Fusion

Spine- Lumbar:
Lumbar Spine Anatomy
Low Back Pain
Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Lumbar Discectomy
Lumbar Facet Joint Arthritis
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Lumbar Spondylolysis
Posterior Lumbar Fusion
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Spine- Thoracic:
Thoracic Spine Anatomy
Scheuermann's Disease
Spinal Compression Fractures
Thoracic Disc Herniation

Peripheral Nerves:
Carpal Tunnel

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