What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a deterioration of vertebrae that causes narrowing of the openings of the spinal column. Over time, this puts pressure on the nerves inside the spinal column. In most cases, individuals develop spinal stenosis in either the neck (called cervical stenosis) or the lower back (called lumbar stenosis). What…

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Bone spurs are bony over-growths that occur when an area of bone or surrounding tissue has been injured and the body is trying to heal itself. These bone spurs are called spinal osteophytes when they are located in the spine. For some people, these spurs don’t cause pain or interfere with daily life. However, when…

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Did you know thatchronic neck pain is one of the most common afflictions of modern living? Using computers, smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems can contribute to the tightening of neck muscles and inflammation around the vertebrae in the neck. Additional weight and pressure on your neck can cause severe pain. For example, leaning forward while…

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), also known as Bechterew’s disease, is a type of arthritis primarily affecting the spine. AS causes inflammation of the vertebrae, which leads to pain that often becomes chronic. Learn more about this form of arthritis and how you can find relief. What Does Ankylosing Spondylitis Do to the Body? In severe cases,…

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One of neurosurgeon Dr. Reza Shahim‘s favorite things about his job is seeing his patients wake up from surgery with near-immediate pain relief. That’s just one of the reasons why he specializes in micro surgery: it can reduce healing time, resulting in patients getting their lives back sooner. “As technology has improved, we are able…

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Dealing with back pain on a regular basis can make it hard for you to enjoy your favorite activities. But there are certain stretching exercises that you can do at home, that will provide your back with relief. You can develop chronic back pain from an injury, a medical condition, or wear and tear that…

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Because Arkansas Surgical Hospital is physician-owned, we are able to provide high-quality care for patients thanks to our team of exceptional surgeons. At Arkansas Surgical Hospital, spinal surgeon Dr. Zach Mason provides neurosurgery services including lumbar and cervical procedures. Dr. Mason excels at helping patients achieve relief from neck & back pain. Dr. Mason’s Background…

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Get to Know Dr. Adametz and learn about why he enjoys his work as a neurosurgeon! Even as a child, James Adametz knew he wanted to be a physician, but it was not until he got into his medical training, that he realized he “really liked surgery”. Dr. Adametz believes his strength as a neurosurgeon…

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Any guesses about what our neurosurgeons do on a day-to-day basis? Here, you’ll learn just that! If you’re seeing a neurosurgeon in Arkansas, you probably want to do some research on what this specialty does. Neurosurgeons are highly trained surgical specialists that help patients like you with things like the treatment for spinal injuries and…

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