Spine Surgery Advice
September 25, 2018

Finding the Silver Lining in NBA All-Star's Season Ending Back Injury

Inspiration for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash announced recently that he will miss the entire NBA season as a result of an ongoing back injury.

September 25, 2018

An Important Treatment Recommendation for Patients

Don't Ignore Your Doctor

The truth is this – we doctors want the most successful treatment for patients – one that will achieve the highest level of function, while restoring each patient to long-term, pain-free living.

September 25, 2018

Get to Know Your Back

Understanding is critical to finding the right back pain treatment

While it is true that the spine covers quite a bit of real estate in our body, it is definitely an intricate, amazingly complex grouping of several structures.

September 25, 2018

Back Pain and the Space Between

The difference between temporary relief and permanent solutions

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that steroid injections for spinal stenosis may not be effective in relieving back pain long-term, and it has the back pain community all abuzz.

September 25, 2018

The One Thing Everyone Should Know About Back Pain

And why getting to the bottom of it can be a challenge

Their is always something I must point out for the public to understand - "Back Pain" is not a clinical diagnosis.

September 25, 2018

The Tiger Treatment - Microdiscectomy for a Pinched Nerve

Understanding pinched nerves in the spine

Since Tiger Woods' withdrawal from the Masters tournament due to spinal surgery on a pinched nerve in his spine, questions are swirling about why he chose a surgical solution to his back pain and what the rest of us should know.

September 25, 2018

Spring Cleaning and Your Spine

Do's and Don'ts to Avoid Back Pain

If you're like most people, you want to avoid a back injury at almost any cost. So how do you balance being bitten by the cleaning "bug" and spine safety while performing these out-of-the-ordinary chores?

September 25, 2018

The "Manning Mend"

Recovering from Minimally-Invasive Cervical Fusion Surgery like an Elite Athlete

Peyton Manning, four-time league MVP and former Super Bowl Champion has undergone cervical fusion surgery. But, you don't need to be an elite athlete in order to recover from cervical fusion surgery like this one.

September 22, 2017

RESOLVE for Better Spine Health in 2014

Banishing Back Pain with "Dual Purpose" Resolutions

I read an article recently that discussed the categories that most New Year's Resolutions fall into - and how most of us tend to ditch those New Year commitments by mid-January.

October 03, 2017

The Myth of the X-Ray

And what matters most when treating patients with back pain

Over my course of years in practice, I have seen thousands of x-rays. Some have shown a mild or beginning stage of spinal degeneration, others have presented such severe damage that I've marveled at how the patient was even able to walk through my office door.