1. Disabling, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis in 50 Year Old Female

    Disabling, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis in 50 Year Old Female Patient History: The patient was a 50-year-old female from southern Illinois, who came to our office with severe pain in her low back and in both legs. The pain was so severe that it was drastically reducing the quality of her life, and maki…Read More

  2. Neck and Arm Pain in FBI SWAT Team Member

    Patient History: The 34-year-old male patient came to Dr. Rahman‚Äôs office complaining of having had neck pain for 8 months, and was now concerned that the pain had spread to his right arm. He also described experiencing numbness and tingling in the index finger and thumb on his right hand. Patient…Read More

  3. Revision Surgery after Failed Axialif

    Patient History: 31-year-old woman with substantial back and bilateral thigh pain. Another surgeon performed an AxiaLif and posterior screws. She had persistent back pain. She developed new thigh pain. Imaging below shows a substantial herniation at the level above the AxiaLif. She failed conservati…Read More

  4. Sacral Fracture Treated with Lumbar to Pelvis Fusion

    Patient History: 69-year-old woman with intractable pelvic and back pain. She suffered a sacral fracture. She failed all conservative methods of treatment. Surgery: The patient's lower spine and pelvis were stabilized with pedicle screws and rods. Outcome: She did very well after the surgery. There …Read More

  5. Hemi-vertebrae Resection

    Patient History: 29-year-old male with back pain and right buttock/leg pain. He also experienced right foot numbness. His imaging revealed a congenital anomaly of the low back bone formation. The patient had what is known medically as a hemivertebra. This caused a portion of his spine to grow faster…Read More

  6. Adult Scoliosis

    Patient History: 60-year-old woman with known history of idiopathic scoliosis which did not require treatment as an adolescent. She was having significant back pain and leg pain and weakness. After failure of conservative therapy, she elected for surgical scoliosis correction and stabilization. Her …Read More

  7. Late Teenage Severe Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Patient History: A 18-year-old male with severe scoliosis. Multiple family members required surgery for scoliosis correction. The patient and his family noted a substantial progression of his known scoliosis. His trunk was severely deformed with chest and low back curvature and deformity. Amazingly,…Read More

  8. Adult Scoliosis #2

    Patient History: 68-year-old with a known history of scoliosis. She experienced 10 out of 10 back pain when standing. She experienced associated left thigh and knee pain. She found that laying down and traction helped her scoliosis pain. X-rays compared from 2010 show a 20 degree progression of both…Read More