Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lumbar Fusions 101

December 16th, 2015|

The terms lumbar fusion and spinal fusion have received enormous amounts of negative press in the last ten years. Unfortunately, the impression given by the lay press is that these are procedures that are done too frequently and for no valid clinical reason.

While the topic of overutilization of fusion lies beyond the scope of this […]

What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew About Fusions

December 16th, 2015|

“Oh no, I cannot believe it! My doctor just used the F word!?!!?”

“I have got to get out of here, this guy must be crazy! Oh my God, this is the end of my life! I will never be able to do anything again…”

This reaction is an all too common and, in many cases, an […]

Demystifying Finding Your Perfect Shoe

December 16th, 2015|

Spinal discomfort or pain can often limit or completely stop a person from continuing his or her previous exercise routine. But an active lifestyle is a key piece of long-term health and also important to the quality of life for many. Spinal problems should not be ignored, and advances in treatment approaches and technology now […]

Chuck: Smiling Pain Free

December 16th, 2015|

CAN I SEE ANOTHER’S WOE,AND NOT BE IN SORROW TOO?
CAN I SEE ANOTHER’S GRIEF, AND NOT SEEK FOR KIND RELIEF?

—-WILLIAM BLAKE

For 30 years I have been the morning meteorologist at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more than 12 of those years, I have suffered periods of severe neck and back pain. Part of my job […]