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29 07, 2016

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

By |July 29th, 2016|Back Pain|

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) […]

7 07, 2016

Does Running Place My Back at Risk for Pain?

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

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

20 06, 2016

Why Does My Doctor Ask Me to do Core Exercises?

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

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

26 05, 2016

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

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

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 […]

11 05, 2016

Why are the Dallas Cowboys Drafting an Injured Player?

By |May 11th, 2016|Football, Sports|

Watching the NFL draft, I was curious to see where Jaylon Smith would get drafted. Being a Notre Dame alum, I had watched him for […]

28 04, 2016

Neuromonitoring – What is it and Why Does it Matter?

By |April 28th, 2016|Surgery|

Prior to all spine surgeries, a technician will introduce themselves to my patients and say “Hi, I’m here to monitor your nerves.” Recently, a patient […]

16 03, 2016

What is CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)?

By |March 16th, 2016|Concussions, Soccer|

The movie Concussion has helped highlight the potential for negative long term impacts to people who suffer from concussions. Unfortunately, we still know very little […]

26 02, 2016

Spine Surgery and Sports

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

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 […]

26 02, 2016

Has the Concussion Issue Decreased Participation Rates in High School Football?

By |February 26th, 2016|Concussions, Neck Pain, Sports|

Ever since US Soccer published their guidelines for limiting heading in Youth Soccer, the spotlight has burned brighter regarding the risk of brain injury associated […]

23 10, 2015

Soccer Concussion Dr. Paul Saiz

By |October 23rd, 2015|Concussions, Soccer, Sports|

Being an avid soccer fan I am frequently asked about concussions and when is the appropriate time to allow kids to head the ball. The […]