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Cervical Injuries in American Football

In this video/blog, we’ll be taking a look at cervical injuries in American football players.  While most injuries are related to pulling and stretching of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck,  there are more significant injuries besides these sprains and strains.   The most common cause of cervical injury for American football athletes are […]

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Understanding Scoliosis

The spine has a natural curvature shaped like an “S” when viewed from the side. The neck and lower back regions are “C” shaped while the middle chest region has a “reverse-C” shape. When viewed from the back the spine appears straight. An abnormal curvature in this plane, with rotation of the vertebrae, is called […]

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Told you need neck surgery?  Let me explain what the patient can expect from an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, commonly referred to as ACDF. We’ll begin with breaking down the name: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Anterior refers to the direction in which the surgeon approaches the patient’s body, and cervical refers to the […]

Is Tennis Bad For Your Back?

Is tennis bad for your back? The answer is maybe. Why do you ask this question? Are you a 5-0 player with back pain on your back hand or kick serve? Have you just started playing and noticed sciatica? Do you have back stiffness, and wondering if you should even start playing? For the avid […]

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is one of the most common medical problems that take people to the doctor. Though you hear the word frequently, most people don’t understand what causes it and why we blame your back for that terrible pain in your leg. Let’s talk… In your low back (lumbar spine) the nerves start separating within the […]

What is a Nonunion?

What is a nonunion? For most doctors, it means two or more bones that were supposed to heal together but did not. To give an example, sometimes broken leg bones do not heal. Surgery may be necessary to unite the bone edges together. Nonunions can happen to any bone, although for most healthy people, the […]

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