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The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team of clinical professionals responds to individual patient needs by providing innovative non-operative & operative treatments.

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Heat vs. Ice for Back Pain? Use What Works

Jul. 12, 2017

Image of Ice cubes and fireWhen you hurt your back, it seems like everyone has advice for how to ease the pain. Very often that advice comes down to one of two things: a heating pad or an ice pack. But how do you know which one to use?

We went to The Spine Center’s senior physical therapist, Dr. Rami Said, for advice.

Dr. Said says that for a brand-new injury, the choice is clear: Start with ice. “If an injury is new and fresh (acute), your body’s reaction is typically going to be inflammation and swelling. You battle inflammation and swelling continuously until it settles down. To address this, ice is always the first choice within the first two weeks.”

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Dr. Michael Kaiser Studies Surgical Interventions for Low Back Pain

Jul. 7, 2017

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Spine Docs Hit the Playing Field Again

Jun. 29, 2017

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Brittany Really Has Something to Cheer About Now

Jul. 20, 2017

brittany4-212x300As captain of her high school cheerleading squad, Brittany Irwin was the picture of health. Hidden in her brain, though, was a condition that was about to take over her life.

“I had headaches since I was in 7th grade—small ones at the back of my head,” says Brittany. “But I thought that was normal.” She occasionally would lose her balance, and sometimes her arms and legs would tingle a little. “Nothing really bad, though,” she says.

That was until her junior year of cheerleading at North Andover High School when she got hit in the head–four times.

“In cheerleading, I am a base,” says Brittany. “So, two times in that season I got kicked in the head, and twice I got hit.” Three of those injuries were diagnosed as concussions.

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A Woman, a Baby, and a Dumbbell Tumor: Dr. McCormick’s Remarkable Save Captured on Video

Jun. 23, 2017

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Dr. Michael Kaiser Sees Past the Obvious & Millie Gets Her Life Back

May. 31, 2017

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