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The role of exercises

The role of exercises

Exercises are an important part of any rehabilitation plan.  It’s the exercises that provide the stability and strength to an area to prevent injury/ damage or in some circumstances keep the injury from getting worse. The incorrect notion that I often see is...
Will shots or pills fix my pain?

Will shots or pills fix my pain?

I am often asked by patients who suffer from radiating arm or leg pain, numbness and tingling, chronic pain, or a bulging/herniated disc is getting a shot and being on medication will fix the problem? My simple response is that anything that doesn’t fix the disc...
Avoiding Surgery vs Delaying Surgery

Avoiding Surgery vs Delaying Surgery

There is a growing shift in medicine over the past few years to decrease the number of low back surgeries due to the complications that are associated with them. The research has looked at all the back surgeries that have been done over the past several decades....
Will shots or pills fix my pain?

What if I ignore the symptoms?

Many patients want to know what happens if they just ignore the pain, numbness, weakness or sciatica? When I meet with a patient it is my job to first and foremost diagnose where their pain is coming from. In most circumstances with the types of severe cases that I...