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March 2016

Washington, DC – 2016

March 23rd, 2016|

July 2015

History of Spinal Deformities

July 30th, 2015|

By Christopher Good, MD, FACS
Treatment of spinal conditions dates back to ancient times. There has been a long history of treatment of scoliosis and other spinal deformities using both non-operative and operative techniques. One of the most common techniques used by spine surgeons to correct spinal problems is spine fusion. The purpose of a spinal fusion is to create a rigid […]

“I Am Not A Success Story. Yet." – Mary

July 14th, 2015|

by Mary Wyckle, Ph.D.
I am not a success story. Yet. Despite everything, I’ve never doubted my ability to overcome any physical obstacle in my way.
This is where Dr. Brian Subach enters the picture. It is his task to keep me “screwed” together – quite literally. He is my support and my advisor.
My saga began on Christmas […]

Spinal Cord Injury & Stem Cells

July 9th, 2015|

By Melanie Gutmann, M.S.

Long gone are the days when a spinal cord injury (SCI) was a death sentence. Current medical advances allow SCI survivors to live quality lives with their injuries and prevent further health complications. In the 21st century, we are now hoping that those with SCI not only manage their disability, but that they can regain motor and sensory abilities […]

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 […]