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Is Spaceflight a risk for Low Back Pain?

A recent journal article discussed the effects of spaceflight or lack of gravity; on the spine. The journal article “From the International Space Station to […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Back Pain|

Will Spinal Surgery Change with 3D Printed Implants?

With the advancement of technology, 3D printed medical implants are increasingly more common. These individually printed implants are in use in joint reconstruction and now […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Back Pain, Disc Replacement, Fusion, Surgery, Tantalum|

The World vs Back Pain: A Discussion

The headline “How back pain took over the world” caught my attention as I was glancing over back related news. In the October issue of […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Back Pain, Neck Pain|

If my butt hurts, is that pain from the back, hip, or SI joint?

During my training (residency and fellowships), learning how to tell apart low back pain (LBP) from butt pain, hip pain, or sacroiliac (SI) pain is […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Back Pain, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

“Why do I feel like I have tight leg muscles when my back hurts?”

Ironically, as a doctor who takes care of low back problems, I too have low back pain (LBP). Unfortunately, my bottom shock absorber (L5-S1 disc) […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Back Pain|

Does Running Place My Back at Risk for Pain?

Many Americans exercise routinely by running. Running is a great way to burn calories, exercise the heart, and relax the mind. I recently have […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Back Pain, Sports|

Why Does My Doctor Ask Me to do Core Exercises?

A common topic of conversation in the office centers on “Are you doing your CORE exercises?” And the various excuses patients use to explain […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Back Pain, Joint|

Sleep & Pain: When it Goes Wrong, Life Can be Miserable

Patients often don’t realize the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. When you are tired, little things irritate you more and often people channel […]

By |May 26th, 2016|Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sleep|

Spine Surgery and Sports

Spine Surgery and Sports
When people hear the words “Spine Surgery” or “Spine Fusion”- listeners automatically think of people paralyzed or unable to walk. Unfortunately, this […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Back Pain, Sports, Surgery|

SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation

The following is Dr. Paul Saiz’s article: SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation, which was published in the 2015 September/October publication of Spineline.

Sacroiliac pathology has […]