January 2016

Reputation Management: Spinal Fusion Surgery

January 4th, 2016|

As a practicing spine surgeon, I can attest to the fact that the majority of the patients I see struggle to find positive information about successful spinal fusion surgeries. I can’t remember how many times patients will say something like, “You know what they say? Never let them operate on your back.” When I reply, […]

How to Know When Fusion Is the Best Option for You

January 4th, 2016|

Spine surgery, in general, should be considered a last resort, after failure of all forms of conservative options (medicines, physical therapy, injections, and neuro-psychologic evaluation).
Fusion surgery is typically recommended to stabilize unstable vertebral body segments during surgical decompression around the nerves and thecal sac (protective membrane around spine). I recommend fusion surgery in the setting of instability and when I feel that decompression […]

December 2015

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 […]

June 2015

Ready to Run: Balance & Abs

June 8th, 2015|

If you are using our 5k race training calendar or just want to add a few new exercises to your fitness routine, try Hip Airplanes to work on balance and Side Planks to work on core strength with Jason Arnett.
 Hip Airplane

Side Plank Progressions