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Covington Neck & Back Pain Forum, October 25th

Dr. Shamieh’s Covington Neck & Back Pain Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 6PM at Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Shamieh will discuss the causes and treatment options for the most common spinal conditions that cause chronic neck and back pain.

neck & back

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.


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).

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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.


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.

Brian Dozier Suffers from Pinched Nerve