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Did the Accident Cause the Disk Herniation?

That is a frequent question asked by many patients.The answer is, a definite maybe the accident caused the disk herniation. As a practicing orthopaedic spine surgeon,  I have seen many patients with complaints of pain after an auto accident.  In my community,  I have also been asked to evaluate patients in Auto accidents by attorney […]

Does my Doctor Own his Private Practice?

  Does my Doctor own his Practice?  This may or may not be important to you.   When you are hurting, and need help, it is probably the last thing on your mind.  But,  if you are carefully weighing your options, and seek a solution to a chronic condition,  perhaps you should answer that question.  Is […]

Do Not Smoke!

  80 % of people will have back pain sometime in their life.  Often, I am asked how can I avoid having back pain.  Unfortunately,  we cannot avoid the natural wear and tear to our bodies.  Just by living,  you will wear out your joints, bones and ligaments.  In addition,  some of us will cause […]

Laser and Back Surgery

What the deal with laser and back surgery? This is a common question we are asked by patients. Our answer to this question is “not much” . The laser is a tool that has been used in surgery for over 35 years. Many associate the use of the laser as ultimate fix all as its […]

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