December 2017

Joint Health: If You Don’t Move it, You Lose It

December 11th, 2017|

As a chiropractor, I commonly see people with complaints of neck and back pain. Usually I’ll take a set of x-rays to assess what their spine looks like, and sadly, I often have to tell them that they have some degree of spinal degeneration. Spinal degeneration presents as thinning of the cartilaginous disc between the […]

Yoga as Therapeutic for Low Back Pain and Aquatic Possibilities

December 5th, 2017|

When practiced correctly, yoga appears to be effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions.  Iyengar yoga is most commonly found in therapy as it strives for precise anatomical alignment and uses various props to assist positioning.  The attention to precise anatomical positioning makes it well-suited to back pain, where dysfunctional alignment may be […]

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