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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The risk of post-operative skin infections following a surgery was found to be approximately 2% according to the Scoliosis Research Society that presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society.