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Dr. James Awarded Board Certification

Today, DISC of Louisiana is proud to announce Jeremy R. James, MD has received his board certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). This is a major career milestone for any doctor—and it is exciting news for Northshore patients.


Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

An ALIF…Now What’s That?

The three types of lumbar spinal fusion procedures are distinguished by the approach used to access the spine. In today’s blog post we discuss the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF).


Diagnosing Back Pain

Many patients spend months, even years needlessly suffering from undiagnosed back pain. The fear of surgery keeps many patients away from a back pain solution – a consultation with a spine specialist. In today’s blog post we discuss the process of accurately diagnosing back pain.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Brian Dozier Suffers from Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Benches Star Second Baseman

Minnesota Twins’ powerhouse second baseman spent several games on the bench nursing a pinched nerve in his lower back. In today’s post we discuss the symptoms and treatment options for a pinched nerve in the back.


Cervical Discectomy Fusion vs Cervical Disc Replacement

When suffering from a painful spinal condition, our patients all share one goal – stop the pain. In today’s blog post, we discuss the two most common surgical options: Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion vs Cervical Disc Replacement.

The cervical spine