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About Dr. Paul Saiz

Dr. Paul Saiz Las Cruces

“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|

Why are the Dallas Cowboys Drafting an Injured Player?

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 […]

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

What is CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)?

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 […]

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

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|

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

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 […]

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

Soccer Concussion Dr. Paul Saiz

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 […]

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

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 […]