Recent Posts in Spine Category

09.06.2018
9 Steps to Help Avoid Back Pain | Proper Backpack Fit for Back to School

As your kids are heading back to school and you are buying school supplies be sure to give some extra thought to which backpack is best for your child before starting the new school year. Among children between the ages of 11 and 14 years, almost 40% ...

01.25.2018
Biologics and Spine Surgery

Dr. Michael Gordon discusses the use of biologics for Spine Surgery over the next five years in a recent featured article on Becker's Spine Review, "Hope springs eternal -- Dr. Michael Gordon on the use of biologics in the coming ...

11.02.2017
Beckers Spine Review: Biggest Challenges to MIS Spine Care Today

Beckers Spine Review has a weekly series they call Ask Spine Surgeons, whereby they interview spine surgeons across the United States about various things affecting spine care. Our very own Dr. Michael Gordon was asked to participate to weigh-in on ...

09.20.2017
Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Worried you're spending too much time on the couch watching Netflix ® shows? NPR's Morning Addition radio program recently featured Patti Neighmond to discuss how prolonged sitting and binge TV-viewing may take a toll on your ability to ...

08.28.2017
Ram Mudiyam, MD. Spinal Fusion Interview | Beckers Spine Review

Dr. Ram Mudiyam was nterviewed by Becker's Spine Review and asked to weigh-in on where he thought Spinal Fusion Surgery is headed in the next five years. Read: The next 5 years in the spinal fusion arena Here is an excerpt from the article: ...

12.13.2016
Benefits of Exercise on Your Bone Health

By Dr. Emilia Ravski Exercise has many benefits! There is much discussion on how regular exercise can improve cardiovascular endurance, increase strength and maintain a healthy weight as well as prevent many diseases such as diabetes and high blood ...

10.25.2016
Understanding Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain & Stretches to Help You

Understanding Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain & Stretches to Help You By Dr. Safman Each of us has two SI or sacroiliac joints in our lower back. On a good day, they are responsible for carrying our upper body and keeping us balanced by shifting ...

10.18.2016
The Problem with Stem-Cell Clinics

Stem-cell transplants are only approved for a handful of rare conditions—but that hasn’t stopped for-profit clinics from using them for a host of cosmetic and medical issues, including orthopedics. A website for five affiliated stem-cell ...

10.10.2016
New Report: Why Osteoporosis Remains Undiagnosed

Report reveals why millions of people with osteoporosis remain undiagnosed and untreated An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report issued for World Osteoporosis Day identifies 10 major care gaps and solutions to the global healthcare ...

08.25.2016
What You Need to Know About Backpacks this School Season

It's that time of year again where parents worry about what gear their children need for school, and questions about school backpacks are once again addressed. Does this backpack have the right support? What is the right type of support look ...

08.17.2016
Lower Back Pain And Weight Training: How To Hit The Gym Without Hurting Yourself

By Dr. Michael Gordon Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps ...

07.13.2016
Why Your Orthopedic Surgeon Is Not Fat-Shaming You

Why Your Orthopedic Surgeon Is Not Fat-Shaming You It’s Not About Fat Shame—It’s About Fat Facts By Dr. Michael Gordon Everyone’s heard the story about the obese patient who said, “I can’t believe my surgeon told ...

06.01.2016
Fearing Drugs' Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis

We found this article worth sharing. Originally shared on June 1, 2016 by the New York Times. The original article is located here: New York Times article ______ Fearing Drugs’ Rare Side Effects, Millions Take Their Chances With Osteoporosis By ...

05.06.2016
Returning to Sports After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

By Dr. Michael Gordon Patients planning for their minimally invasive spine surgeries have many concerns, not the least of which include the nature of their surgery, the risks and benefits involved, and the extent of recovery after surgery. Patients ...

06.22.2013
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY Due to recent advances in technique and equipment, there are many spinal disorders that can now be corrected with minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Richard Lee, a spine surgeon at NOI, is now performing some ...

06.22.2013
DR. GORDON - AMERICAN HEALTH JOURNAL - BACK PROBLEMS

Dr. Gordon appears on the American Health Journal and discusses common back problems.

12.30.2010
WHAT'S NEW IN OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT?

WHAT’S NEW IN OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT? By James T. Caillouette, MD Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease that is sometimes referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis. It is the most common form of the disease?OA accounts for ...

07.22.2010
POOR POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT STORY

POOR POSTURE: THE STRAIGHT STORY By Kim Safman, MD Like many things in life, it turns out your mother was right. Poor posture is not just a bad habit or a sign of decreased confidence. Numerous studies have proven that poor posture puts pressure on ...

07.22.2010
STILL IN PAIN?

STILL IN PAIN? By Kim Safman, MD If you have been suffering with pain for longer than three months, you are not alone. Chronic pain affects an estimated 86 million Americans. The most common complaints are low back pain and headache, but medical ...


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