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Robotics and Technology in Spine Surgery- does it help?

As I prepare for my annual North American Spine Society meeting this September, the buzz appears to be Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics. Whether, it’s […]

By |October 11th, 2019|Back Pain|

Is it my hip or my back?

An important part of any spine exam is figuring out what other body parts can mimic low back pain (LBP). Is the buttock pain a […]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Back Pain|

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|