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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 […]

I rarely see a normal spine MRI

Spine specialists have an uphill battle when trying to explain MRI findings to a patient with back pain.  As human beings,  we want a reason for our complaints,  and the identification of MRI findings often become a convenient  answer.  Without a doubt,  an MRI is an excellent tool and can be very helpful in identifying […]

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 […]

Anomalies That Can Affect Your Back Surgery

In the last video,  we concentrated on test findings in your neck that could influence your surgical treatment options.  In this video, I will be sharing the test findings in your lower back that could affect your options. One of the most common variants is the presence of a missing or extra lumbar bone. This […]

Anomalies That Can Affect Your Neck Surgery

What are the test results that may matter for surgeries in your neck? Not everyone is born with the standard bones of the spine.   In fact, a significant portion of the population has what is called an anatomic variant.  But there’s no need to be alarmed.  Having an anatomic variant simply means that a structure […]

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