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5 Signs of Sciatica Apr 23rd, 2021

The symptoms of sciatica are typically hard to overlook. The pain originates from your sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human body. When this nerve becomes pinched or inflamed, it can cause many different types of pain.  Aching, burning, and even feelings of electric shock running down one or...

Spinal Disc Replacement Can Restore Range Of Motion Apr 20th, 2015

Spine surgeon Dr. Kenneth Light says preliminary studies show that 3 level cervical (neck) spinal disc replacement can bring the same or superior results as 1 and 2 level disc replacement. This video shows a female patient who suffered a painful debilitating injury on the job and details the spinal...

Failed Neck Surgery Can Be Corrected Says San Francisco Spine Surgeon Nov 17th, 2014

Each year, about 500,000 people with spinal injuries undergo spinal fusion procedures in the United States. A significant number of these patients will experience chronic post-op pain and diminished range of movement. To address this, renowned San Francisco spine surgeon Dr. Kenneth Light has established the Institute For Spinal Motion...

Spinal Disc Replacement With Dr. Light On “The Doctors” Dec 27th, 2012

Click image to view Dr. Kenneth Light on "The Doctors" San Francisco spine surgeon Dr. Kenneth Light appears on the national T.V. show The Doctors with his patient Shawndra, a woman who suffered a debilitating neck injury on the job. Dr. Light restored near-normal range of motion with cervical spinal...

Dr. Kenneth Light To Appear on “The Doctors” TV Show May 31st Apr 24th, 2012

San Francisco – Dr. Light recently visited the set of the national T.V. show “The Doctors” to tape a story on spine surgery. Dr. Light was accompanied by his patient, a 49 year-old woman who injured her neck on the job and was in excruciating pain. Examination showed that she...

Spinal Disc Replacement is Effective For Spondylosis Neck Pain Jan 23rd, 2012

A San Francisco area man suffered for years with severe neck pain, but declined recommendations from two doctors who suggested that he should undergo a fusion procedure. Dr. Kenneth Light recenty performed a 3-level spinal disc replacment on Robert Bosley, an active 47 year old pharmaceutical marketing professional living in...

Dr. Kenneth Light Shows Back Pain Treatments on ABC News. Oct 27th, 2011

San Francisco – Spine surgeon Dr. Kenneth Light has been featured with his patient on KGO 7 channel 7 news on Sept. 29th, 2011. The story focuses on new technologies which are used to help correct a painful and debilitating back problem which is becoming more prevalent among the baby boomer...

Back Pain – San Francisco Spine Surgeon Shows How Women Can Avoid It. Aug 16th, 2011

“A 30-year-old woman who has an aching back and limited mobility can feel like an 80-year-old,” says Dr. Kenneth Light, a San Francisco spine surgeon who is known as the “doctor of last resort” for aching backs and spinal injuries. At least 70 percent of women will suffer from back...

Failed Spinal Fusion May Be Improved With Disc Replacement. Aug 11th, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Dr. Kenneth Light is a spine surgeon who has performed cutting edge spinal fusion reversal surgeries and is well-known for treating patients who have had failed spinal fusions. Until recently, the only course of treatment for many patients has been a spinal fusion procedure which is...

Spinal Stenosis Treatment Is The Next Baby Boomer Trend. Aug 11th, 2011

San Francisco spine surgeon Dr. Kenneth Light says the number of spinal stenosis cases reflects the aging of a huge demographic group. From defining the “me” generation to changing the way we think about aging and retirement, the Baby Boomer generation has been driving trends since they were born. Now...

Spinal Disc Implants Provide Rapid Spine Surgery Recovery. Aug 9th, 2011

Back pain: Dr. Kenneth Light says “Artificial disc replacement is the single greatest advancement in spine surgery in the past 50 years. The implants are an attempt to fix complicated back problems without resorting to spinal fusion.” For most people, back pain is only a temporary problem that can be...

Dr. Light performs the first spinal fusion reversal in the U.S. Jul 20th, 2010

Dr. Light recently performed the first spinal fusion reversal done in the United States. The procedure relieved years of pain for “Bobbie Jo”, a 40 year-old Santa Rosa, CA woman who had a cervical (neck) fusion performed years ago after suffering an injury. She now shows a greatly improved range...

Doctor, Am I Crazy May 3rd, 2010

SPINAL EDUCATION Doctor, Am I Crazy? Spinal related disorders are not only the most common ailments affecting our society, they are among the most painful and most misunderstood by the medical profession. An example of this is patient Ron Miles. Six months after an emergency disc surgery Ron was in...

When the MRI lies May 3rd, 2010

SPINAL EDUCATION When the MRI Lies Magnetic resonance imaging is the single greatest advancement in the diagnosis of spinal pathology since the introduction of x-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.6 MRI provides the clinician with a precise picture of the pathologic anatomy of the spine.2,4,5,7 The technique has been maligned because of...

Patient Info May 3rd, 2010

SPINAL EDUCATION Doctor, Am I Crazy? Spinal related disorders are not only the most common ailments affecting our society, they are among the most painful and most misunderstood by the medical profession. An example of this is patient Ron Miles. Six months after an emergency disc surgery Ron was in...

Spinal Stenosis May 2nd, 2010

Spinal Stenosis affects patients 60 years of age and older. Sometimes it affects younger patients who are born with small spinal canals. The condition denotes narrowing of the spinal canal, the hollow tube that conducts the spinal cord and cauda equina, and or narrowing of the nerve root canals, which conduct...