Back Pain Talk With Dr. Tony Mork, MD

Back Pain Talk With Dr. Tony Mork, MD

Dr. Tony Mork will discuss all topics surrounding the spine and spine surgery. Each week features a brand new topic and could be anywhere from discussing a specific disease, treatment, or the danger of conventional treatments.Dr. Mork is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who saw flaws in the way spine surgery was performed due to unnecessary procedures, such as spinal fusions, being performed and ruining the lives of people who didn't need the procedure in the first place.Since then he's ran and endoscopic spine surgery practice and performed over 8,000 surgeries on the spine, in turn relieving many from debilitating spine conditions.


April 28, 2023 4 mins

In this insightful episode of the Back Pain Talk podcast, host Dr. Tony Mork, MD a renowned endoscopic spinal surgeon, discusses the challenges and solutions related to annular tear surgery. He shares a real-life case study of a patient who suffered from chronic low back pain after a motor vehicle accident and was unable to find relief through conventional treatment methods like physical therapy and chiropractic care.

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An episode about annular tear surgery and treatment options as well as a comprehensive guide on annular tears themselves.

The episode begins by explaining that an annular tear is a condition where the ligament featuring a strong ring of cartilaginous fibers that connects your vertebrae to your discs is torn. The outer annulus fibrosus ring is chock-full of nerves, which means a tear is going to result in substantial pain i...

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Welcome to the Bulging Disc Symptoms and Disc Herniation Treatment episode, where we discuss chronic neck and back pain and its resolution. Our host is Dr. Tony Mork, an endoscopic spine specialist and certified North big surgeon with over 13 years of experience in the field. Today's episode is all about bulging discs and their different protrusions and bulges, so that when you read your MRI report, you have a better understan...

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Welcome to this informative podcast episode with Dr. Tony Mork, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Today, Dr. Mork will discuss adjacent segment disease (ASD) following spinal fusion surgery. He will share the story of a patient who underwent a successful fusion 10 years ago but has recently experienced increasing back, buttock, and leg pain, which has significantly impacted his active lifestyle and forced him to give up racquet...

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April 1, 2023 4 mins

Welcome to this podcast episode featuring Dr. Tony Mork, an esteemed endoscopic spinal surgeon, speaker, and inventor. In this episode, Dr. Mork will discuss an intriguing article presented at the American Academy of Surgeons meeting in New Orleans. The article sheds light on the treatment of chronic low back pain in individuals aged 65 and older, a significant issue that affects 1.5 million people in the United States. Among this ...

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March 15, 2023 7 mins

Introduction: Hi, I'm Dr. Tony Mork, an author, speaker, inventor, and board-certified surgeon. As an endoscopic spine specialist, I've dedicated my practice over the past 13 years exclusively to the treatment of painful neck and back conditions without the use of fusion. In this podcast, I will discuss endoscopic laser spine surgery, its differences from other types of spinal surgery, and how it can help those suffering ...

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February 13, 2023 5 mins

Hi, I'm Dr. Tony Mork, an endoscopic spine specialist. Today, I'd like to talk a little bit about lumbar foraminal stenosis. Whether it's in the cervical spine or the lumbar spine, the foraminal canals can become stenosed, or narrowed. The problem is essentially the same: if there is anything inside the foraminal canal, other than the nerve that's supposed to pass through it, the nerve becomes obstructed. This c...

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February 10, 2023 6 mins

Hi, I'm Dr. Tony Mork, an endoscopic spine specialist and orthopedic surgeon. Today, I'd like to talk about a term that's commonly discussed and that you may see in your radiology reports. It's a term I don't like very much because it doesn't have much meaning and is not very specific. That term is "spondylosis."

Spondylosis refers to general  osteoarthritic changes of the spine, whether it be...

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February 7, 2023 5 mins

Hi I'm Dr Tony Mork endoscopic spine specialist. Today I'd like to talk about spondylolisthesis and although there are five types of spondylosis as described by Newman and McNabb, I'd like to talk about the most common one I get to see in my practice which is Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Well first off, what a Spondylolisthesis? “Spondylo” means spine and listhesis means to slip.

So there's some slipping ...

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Hi Im Dr Tony Mork, endoscopic spinal surgeon and today I'd like to take a few minutes to just show you what is possible endoscopically for the treatment of symptomatic cervical foraminal stenosis. 

So the problem being tight framinal canals and that nerves getting compressed or pinched either from some bony problem like an overgrowth of Facet Joint the uncle vertebral joint getting enlarged or some disc...

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Hi I’m Dr. Tony Mork. Speaker, author, inventor, and board certified orthopedic surgeon committed to practicing endoscopic spinal surgery exclusively in the past 13 years. After performing thousands of cases with the use of laser, I'd like to talk about five myths about the use of the laser while performing endoscopic spinal surgery. 

Laser Spine Surgery… 5 Myths and Truths

Myth number one. The laser is experimental in the use o...

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Hi I'm Dr. Tony Mork board certified surgeon and endoscopic spine specialist for the past 14 years. Today I'd like to just talk about an article I saw recently in one of our trade journals. I'm talking about the use of epidural steroids for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Well it was very interesting of the article and I'm going to talk about that in a PowerPoint a little bit later b...

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Hi I'm Dr Tony Mork, author, speaker, inventor, board certified orthopedic surgeon, and endoscopic spinal surgeon, in particular, and for the past 13 years I've dedicated my practice entirely to the cure of chronic neck and back pain without the use of a fusion. Today I'd like to talk about facet syndrome or spinal arthritis. This is a situation that is really one of people that are a little o...

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