Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 2015

Miles: The Case of the Pop Can Crush

June 29th, 2015|

My story began on the evening of March 12, 2006 when we experienced a ferocious storm. My wife and I heard water dripping over our heads from the attic.The next morning the storm continued to rage and water continued to drip, so I decided to go up into the attic to find the leak.

When I got up there, I […]

What is Functional Exercise?

June 17th, 2015|

By Carrie Seifert, CSCS
Chances are, if you find yourself flipping through a Journal of the Spinal Research Foundation, you or someone you love have been struggling with back pain and its various symptoms for quite some time now. And if you are like most patients when they first walk through the door of a physical […]

Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside

June 15th, 2015|

By Furqan U. Haq, PhD
Basic science lends to the conceptualunderstanding of complex subject matters in medicine. The field of medicine is dependent on applying knowledge of medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology to better understand disease at the cellular, tissue, organ, and biologicalsystem level. However, the foundation of this rigorous medical sciences subject matter finds its roots in […]

5 Questions on Stem Cells Answered

June 12th, 2015|

By Shekar N. Kurpad, M.D., Ph.D..
Q1: Where are stem cells sourced?
A1: Research and development of stem cells has been an exciting new development as a potential treatment for many conditions that were previously considered incurable. Stem cell research for the spine (and in general) has hit its stride since the late 1990s, both in terms of basic research as well […]

Keeping a Healthy Back at the Office

June 10th, 2015|

By Michael W. Hasz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Over 90% of the population will have an episode of back pain. There are many potential causes of back pain. Because many people spend a significant amount of time at work, the habits we develop there can also impact the risk of developing this type of pain. Prolonged standing,
sitting, bending, or twisting can […]

4 Categories of Regenerative Medicine

June 9th, 2015|

By Michael W. Hasz, M.D., F.A.C.S
Regenerative medicine and techniques are tools frequently used to help our own body heal itself. The goal of regenerative medicine is to enhance the body’s healing, growth, and renewal properties to decrease pain, increase function, and improve overall health. The following are four categories to accomplish these goals.
ONE : Stimulate our body’s own natural healing […]

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

Stem Cells 101

June 5th, 2015|

By Furqan Haq, PhD
Words like regeneration, rejuvenation, and regrowth conjure up hope and potential when used in a medical context. Every scientist or clinician that has harnessed the potential application of stem cells in a clinical setting for patients has pondered what the next frontier is. Even after decades of peer-reviewed, published information on stem cells, […]

Am I a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?

June 5th, 2015|

By Steven Barna, MD
For spinal conditions, the primary condition where stem cells may be of value is recent MRI-confirmed symptomatic degenerative disc disease of mild to moderate degree that is causing axial neck or back pain. Stem cells would be of little value for radicular pain (radiating pain to an arm or a leg) as a result of a disc herniation […]

Dennis’ Extreme Obstacle Course Races Post Fusion

June 4th, 2015|

Back Story:
I am an athlete, and my training routine would include things to maintain strength and flexibility.  But as my issue was structural, there was only so much I could do.  The pain was persistent, and it  affected my activities; I simply learned to cope. I would have periods where the pain would become bad […]