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1408, 2018

Tiger Woods ranks 26th a year after spinal fusion surgery

August 14th, 2018|

Everyone loves a comeback story. Tiger Woods is on track to make one of the greatest comebacks in the game of golf if not sports. Since undergoing a spinal fusion last year, Woods has steadily climbed from 1,199th to 26th in the world golf rankings. Last [...]

3007, 2018

5 Tips to Enjoy Theme Parks When You Have Back Pain

July 30th, 2018|

Just ride the Ferris wheel. Those are words an adrenaline junky never wants to hear, but it is an unfortunate and familiar refrain heard by someone who suffers from chronic back pain. If a sneeze can potentially bring you to your knees in excruciating pain, imagine [...]

2307, 2018

Could a Little More Education Help Reduce Chronic Back Pain?

July 23rd, 2018|

What if getting get rid of your chronic back pain was as simple as thinking about it? You'd probably say, "where do I sign up." The mind can help us overcome what often seem like insurmountable obstacles either physically or mentally. This mind of over matter [...]

507, 2018

More than 75 Percent of Americans not Exercising Enough

July 5th, 2018|

What New Year's resolutions did you make in 2018?  Did you commit to binge-watching fewer series on Netflix, spending more time outdoors, or finally taking advantage of a gym membership you've paid for? Now that half of the year is gone how did you do? If [...]

106, 2018

New Medicare Card: Important Information to Know

June 1st, 2018|

New Medicare Card to Prevent Fraud The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing out a new Medicare card to everyone to combat fraud and identify theft. Old Medicare cards are required to be replaced by April 2019. A unique number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) [...]

2505, 2018

Hamstring Stretch for Back Pain Relief

May 25th, 2018|

Hamstring Stretch Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and strengthens the lower back muscles, which can relieve lower back pain Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: 3 The hamstring muscles are a very important muscle group that directly affect the low back.  Hamstrings bend the knee and also extend the hip joint.  [...]

1805, 2018

4 Ways to Relieve Pain from Text Neck Syndrome

May 18th, 2018|

More and more people are burying their faces in their smartphones leading to an unintended condition called "Text Neck" syndrome.” It’s a condition some 77 percent of Americans who now own smartphone face. What is Text Neck Syndrome? Text Neck Syndrome is overusing and straining the muscles and ligaments in the [...]

405, 2018

Relieve Back Pain With the Camel Pose

May 4th, 2018|

Camel Pose Benefits: Stretches and Strengthens the lower back muscles and reduces and prevents pain. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: none The camel is a great yoga pose for strengthening the muscles in the lower back after minimally invasive spine surgery. Stronger lower back muscles can also prevent [...]

2903, 2018

Why is low back pain the leading cause of disability in the world?

March 29th, 2018|

Immediate action is needed to slow the progression of low back pain, say the authors of a series of articles published in the The Lancet. The series' authors call low back pain the leading cause of disability in the world and suggest ways to reduce it. More than 540 million [...]

2303, 2018

When can I play golf again? Recovering from Spinal Fusion Surgery

March 23rd, 2018|

Many golfers have suffered from a golf related back injury for years Lumbar fusion surgery is an avenue of relief for some people. However, they are afraid it will affect their performance or, worse, prevent them from playing the game at all. A recent study, however, shows spinal fusion [...]

903, 2018

The BioSpine Institute Runs in the Skyway 10K to Support Military Families

March 9th, 2018|

The BioSpine Institute was proud to participate in the inaugural Skyway 10k, a charity event to support the Armed Forces Families Foundation. More than 7,000 people participated in the event for a once in a lifetime opportunity to run across the Tampa Bay Area’s most iconic bridge. [...]

902, 2018

Build Strong Back Muscles with this Plank Workout

February 9th, 2018|

Plank Workout Benefits: Builds muscles in the abdominals, shoulders, legs, and lower back, which can help to relieve back pain. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The ‘plank’ is an exercise that incorporates multiple muscle groups including the abdominals, shoulders, legs and lower back muscles.  Many people [...]

702, 2018

BioSpine Insitute Opens Orlando Clinic

February 7th, 2018|

The BioSpine Institute is proud to announce it has officially opened its clinic in Orlando and is now scheduling appointments. Clinic staff in Orlando began seeing patients on Monday. The Orlando Clinic will help to expand the BioSpine mission to provide an unparalleled patient experience in spine surgery. BioSpine looks [...]

202, 2018

Strengthen Your Back with a Deadlift Workout

February 2nd, 2018|

Deadlift Workout Benefits: Reduce pain in lower back and knee Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The deadlift workout imitates proper bending and lifting objects off the floor.  When performed properly, our muscles and joints work in perfect conjunction. It's how we were meant to move in [...]

2601, 2018

Dr. Claybrooks Joins the BioSpine Insitute

January 26th, 2018|

Roderick Claybrook, MD joins the BioSpine Institute The BioSpine Institute would like to welcome the talented Dr. Roderick Claybrooks to the team. He joins us from Southfield, Mich. where he was an orthopedic surgery specialist at Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons. Dr. Claybrooks has begun to see patients [...]

1201, 2018

Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not prevent bone fractures

January 12th, 2018|

Focusing on a diet rich in vitamin D and calcium early in life may benefit the bones more than supplements later in life. A recent investigation into whether or not vitamin D and calcium supplements protect the bones against fractures in older adults has upended more than a decade [...]

501, 2018

The Best New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Make

January 5th, 2018|

New Year's Resolutions can be a challenge. The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and think about how we want improve on the person we've become.  A life filled with less stress often tops list. Focusing on the root causes of stress has many [...]

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, ScenicCityChiro.com 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 TigerWoods.com. “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 Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

April 6th, 2015|

Injections: surgical alternatives 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 only [...]

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 [...]