Blog Articles

Synergy Disc

Synergy Two Level Cervical Disc replacement now enrolling

Summit Spine is a leading site for the Synergy Two Level disc replacement study. If you have been recommended a two level cervical (neck) disc replacement, call today to see if you are eligible for this cutting edge product.
May 2nd, 2024

Spinal Injection Therapy

Spinal injection therapy- how does it work and who should get them? This blog outlines common injections and what they are utilized for.
May 5th, 2020

Here’s How You’re Going To Nail Your Resolutions

Developing new habits and keeping to resolutions is a matter of persistence, focus, and perseverance. Thinking about making a change is a lot more fun than carrying through with it once resistance sets in.
Jan 22nd, 2018

Spinal Fluid Leak

I am sure many of you in the Northwest have seen the news articles relating to Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, who had recently undergone a procedure to repair his cerebrospinal fluid leak.
Aug 29th, 2017

New Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

As I sat down today to work on this month's blog for our website here at Summit Spine, I found myself having significant difficulty focusing because I currently have back pain. Yep, classic acute back pain.
Apr 4th, 2017

What is Neuromodulation?

​The North American Neuromodulation Society defines neuromodulation as the direct electrical stimulation of nerves. I want to stress that this is NOT a TENS unit! Its a surgically implanted device used to “interrupt” pain signals to the brain.
Jan 24th, 2017

Obesity and Back Pain; Super-Sized Pain

This is no coincidence. I am sure many of you are like me and celebrate by eating; eat when I’m sad and love to socialize around food. Jim Gaffigan, my favorite comedian, said it best; “I haven’t been hungry in 12 years.”
Aug 30th, 2016

Recovery from Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Many of our patients come to us after trying many things for their lower back pain. This usually includes physical therapy, chiropractic care, modification of physical activity, and various medications.
Jun 30th, 2016

Is My Surgeon Any Good? 5 Ways to Dig a Little Deeper

When debating what this month's blog would focus on, I was thinking about various ideas. What’s new in spine surgery? The risks and benefits of disc arthroplasty? I couldn't come up with just one great topic.
May 27th, 2016

Tobacco Products and Spine Surgery

Did you know tobacco use is bad for you? Why don’t you just quit? These are questions I am sure you have heard a million times before.Here at Summit Spine we have yet another very important reason for you to stop smoking; one you may not have heard before.
Apr 25th, 2016