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The Right Words Matter

Do all Doctors use the same terms when describing Spine Disc findings on MRI’s? Many of you have had MRI studies of your spine and had discussion with your Doctors about the findings. Often times, it seems the doctors are using the terms disc bulge, or disc herniations interchangeably. It can get confusing. Both for […]

COVID-19 and Bone Fractures

What are the risks of having both the COVID-19 infection and having a broken bone? As of today,  April 15, 2020 the United States remains in a state of social distancing and businesses are shut down except for essential services. Even elective surgery is not permitted in the State of Florida in order to save […]

Why We Need A Spine

Why do we have a spine?  It is because our bodies must protect the signals from your head to your body parts.  Your brain sends communication to your muscles and other body parts by connecting brain signals to those parts. The connection to those parts is through the extension of the brain, the spinal cord, […]

What is a Real Second Opinion?

You are sitting on an examination table, wearing not much more than a Kleenex, and your physician is telling you that he/ she recommends surgery. You hear that word and everything else sounds like the teacher on Charlie Brown. “Wah, wah, wah, wah”. You’ve only seen this doctor once before and all of a sudden, […]

Back pain as side effect of taking medication

As many new prescription drugs come to market to treat everything from cholesterol to erectile dysfunction, one of the biggest concerns for both patients and practitioners who prescribe these medications are side effects. Some medications do a great job at controlling a specific problem, but are so toxic that they cause others problems. One lesser […]

Wine and Spine (update)

Does Wine and Spine have benefits? Wine lovers have more reason to celebrate!  By now, many have heard about the Mediterranean Diet.  Fruits, vegetables, olive oil and red wine, have shown benefits for reduction of cardiac disease. But how does Wine and Spine problems relate?  Red wine has been show to contain resveratrol, a naturally occurring […]

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