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1711, 2017

Tips to avoid back pain during Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2017|

From cooking a smorgasbord of sweet and savory treats to playing a pick-up family football game to braving the Black Friday bonanza the day after, back pain can crop up at any time during the busy Thanksgiving holiday if you are not taking the necessary precautions. Safeguard your back [...]

1810, 2017

Relieve Back Pain with Two Types of Squats

October 18th, 2017|

Squats can be a great way to condition your back muscles in order to help reduce back pain. Back pain is rampant in our country and there are plenty of people who could benefit from performing squats daily. Current statistics show 80 percent of people will have back pain [...]

2607, 2017

Back Pain Roundup: Yoga helps veterans, Danny Willet considers back surgery

July 26th, 2017|

This week a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds veterans with back pain benefit from yoga, Danny Willet tells reports at the British open he's considering back surgery, WikiHow posts an article on How to Gold with Back pain, discusses the best position to [...]

2206, 2017

Study Shows Yoga for Lower Back Pain Can Help

June 22nd, 2017|

Posing like a cobra, pigeon or butterfly could be a great way to ease your lower back pain. New research shows that yoga for lower back pain is a safe and effective alternative to physical therapy. The study's findings were published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. [...]

906, 2017

FDA Wants Opana ER Pulled Off Pharmacy Shelves

June 9th, 2017|

The United States Food and Drug Administration is taking steps for the first time in history to remove an opioid from the market to combat abuse. “We are facing an opioid epidemic - a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of [...]

2605, 2017

Tiger Woods After 4th Back Surgery: “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

May 26th, 2017|

Tiger Woods looks forward to a comeback following a lumbar fusion surgery last month in Texas. “It is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.” Woods writes on “I want to say unequivocally, I want [...]

2505, 2017

Aric Almirola suffers spinal compression fracture

May 25th, 2017|

  NASCAR driver Aric Almirola, 33,  fractured his T5 vertebra in a crash last Saturday at the Kansas Speedway. He is expected to fully recover and return to racing in 8 to 12 weeks. Any sooner than that and he risks further injury and potential paralysis if he’s in [...]

2305, 2017

Beware of This Treatment for Low Back Pain

May 23rd, 2017|

The nation is currently reeling from a wave of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose deaths; and low back pain is playing a part in fueling the epidemic. Patients with low back pain may be at risk of developing an addiction to opioids. Nearly 40 percent of participants in a [...]

2004, 2017

Tiger Woods undergoes fourth back surgery

April 20th, 2017|

Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison Tiger Woods to miss the rest of the PGA tour to recover from back surgeryTiger woods announced Thursday on his website that he has undergone back surgery to alleviate pain in his lower back and legs.The surgery was successful, according to the post, and [...]

804, 2017

Back Injuries End Quarterbacks 13-Year NFL Career

April 8th, 2017|

(AP Photo /Elaine Thompson) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sustains a compression fracture to the L1 vertebrae during the 3rd preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Back Injuries are nothing new to Dallas Cowboy's quarterback Tony Romo. When  Romo fractured a vertebrae in the 3rd preseason game against the [...]

604, 2017

Dustin Johnson drops out of Masters after back injury

April 6th, 2017|

Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press Dustin Johnson’s fall down the stairs at his rental home illustrates how a back injury can happen at any age. Unable to fully swing a club on Thursday, The World's No. 1-ranked golfer walked off the first tee and pulled out of the [...]

1503, 2017

Spine Surgery Saves Woman’s Arm

March 15th, 2017|

A segment on a recent episode of  "The Doctors" featured a woman named Celia who had back pain and was losing function in her arm because of a herniated disk in her spine. She even worried about completely losing her arm. At the BioSpine Institure, we are familiar with [...]

1503, 2017

Are your sleeping habits causing your back pain?

March 15th, 2017|

Are your sleeping habits causing back pain? Whether it’s falling asleep, staying asleep or experiencing a solid, fluid good night’s sleep altogether, the quality of your slumber can be severely affected by back pain. One of the issues with the relationship between sleep and back pain is the inability [...]

1403, 2017

What does it mean to be Fellowship Trained

March 14th, 2017|

Why you should choose a fellowship-trained back surgeon Choosing an orthopedic surgeon is a personal decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The experience and qualifications of your surgeon can have a direct impact on the outcome of your back surgery. You deserve to work with the most qualified doctor [...]

1403, 2017

Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center Benefits

March 14th, 2017|

There are some distinct advantages to using an outpatient ambulatory surgical center for your procedure over an inpatient hospital stay.  The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 51.4 million surgeries were performed in inpatient hospitals in 2010. The data also shows [...]

1403, 2017

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

March 14th, 2017|

What is minimally invasive spine surgery? Well, that’s the real question, isn’t it? After all, surgery, by its very nature, is invasive. In general, you should expect minimally invasive back surgery to require a smaller incision, and cause less damage to your body than traditional surgery. However, unlike many [...]

1412, 2015

Researching a Back Surgeon Effectively

December 14th, 2015|

If you are contemplating back surgery, choosing a qualified surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is absolutely critical to invest time into researching a doctor’s background and credentials. Thankfully, through the use of technology, multiple resources are available to help you investigate [...]

1604, 2015

Alternatives to Back Surgery: Physical Therapy

April 16th, 2015|

Back surgery alternatives Chronic neck and back pain can severely decrease one’s quality of life. The most active of hobbies and interests take a significant toll when neck and back pain arise. Even the everyday tasks of twisting, walking and getting around can prove to be difficult under the [...]

604, 2015

Alternatives to Neck and Back Surgery: Injections

April 6th, 2015|

Injections: a surgical alternative to back surgery You or your loved one is in pain. By now you may have consulted with multiple doctors about your neck or back pain and have been told an all too familiar (and pricey) option…surgery. Surgery, however, may not be the best or [...]

3012, 2014

What Does It Mean To Be Board Certified

December 30th, 2014|

When you visit your doctor, you may notice some framed acknowledgements of milestones in their career, like a degree or a medical license. These are qualifications all doctors need before they can begin practice. However, does that mean all physicians with the necessary credentials are the same? Most would [...]