Recent Blogs

Why Does Back Pain Seem to Rise When Temperatures Drop?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as of this blog’s publishing, we’ve still got almost two months of winter left in the United States. Unfortunately, the extreme cold of the winter can give rise to back pain episodes for many Americans. There are various reasons this may be the case –…
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Dr. Neel Anand to Participate in the Prestigious International Meeting on Spine Techniques in Dublin, Ireland

Neel Anand, MD, MCh Orth, professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, was named one of the moderators and debaters at the International Meeting on Spine Techniques. The 30th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) – powered by the Scoliosis Research Society — offers an in-person meeting experience at The Convention…
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Artificial Intelligence – Establishing New Frontiers in Spine Surgery

My career as a spine surgeon and researcher has spanned multiple decades, yet I continue to marvel at the progress with which this field of medicine continues to make considerable strides for our patients. From the first spine surgery in the late 1800s to the first minimally invasive lumbar disc procedure in the early 1900s…
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A Renewed Focus on Nutrition – With Your Spine in Mind

The beginning of the year is often the time when people place a renewed focus on their health. As the stressful hustle and bustle of the holiday season winds down, many begin to take stock of their physical well-being. Although spine health isn’t necessarily at the top of folks’ resolution list, there are plenty of…
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What Happens When the (Spinal) Disc Skips?

With the advent of technology and streaming services, effectively no one listens to music on compact discs (CDs) anymore. But for those who remember hearing your favorite tunes this way, especially with a beloved album that you played constantly, there was nothing worse than the terrible sound your speakers made when the disc skipped. Whether…
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4 Non-Invasive Back Pain Treatment Options YOU Can Employ TODAY

When it comes to back pain, there can be some very polarizing opinions from the public and the medical community on what constitutes the “right” treatment for the pain. At one end of the spectrum, you have those quick to judge others for choosing a surgical treatment for a degenerative and painful spine condition based…
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Learn About Spinal Health and Related Topics

The Lowdown on Lumbago

Lumbago and low back pain are one in the same, and affect millions in the U.S. Though it might sound ...
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A Spotlight on Spinal Tumors: What We Can Learn From LPGA Golfer Danielle Kang

People often hear of conditions such as herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis accounting for a large amount of back ...
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Exercising Safely With Back Pain

Exercise can be a great tool for pain management and injury recovery, but it's important to know when to stop ...
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What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is a spine condition caused when one vertebra slips over another. This condition's symptoms sometimes mimic those of other ...
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