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Nurturing the Next Generation: Columbia Neurosurgeons Offer Career Guidance

Jun. 14, 2017

The neurosurgeons at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are committed to guiding the next generation of neurosurgeons, from medical students to residents to mid-career doctors. That’s why if you were to have glanced at the schedule for this year’s meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), you’d see Dr. Donald Quest returned with two of his colleagues to work with junior and mid-career neurosurgeons in a special leadership development course focused on developing the neurosurgeons of tomorrow.

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Bones and Nerves: Dr. Angevine Brings a Unique Perspective to Adult Scoliosis Treatment

Jun. 7, 2017

Scoliosis, or abnormal curvature of the spine, is most often associated with the teen and preteen age group.  But adults can develop scoliosis too. When an adult has scoliosis it’s likely to be “degenerative,” meaning that the curve is caused by wear and tear on the spine. Spinal discs and joints can wear down in spots, causing the spine to lean to one side. Scoliosis is often treated by orthopedic (bone and joint) surgeons. After all, the spine is made … Continue reading Bones and Nerves: Dr. Angevine Brings a Unique Perspective to Adult Scoliosis Treatment

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

May. 31, 2017

When it comes to back pain, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees at times. For Millie Scales, the trees were images that showed a tumor, a cyst, and a tethered spinal cord, but her pain turned out to be caused by another problem that, once fixed, had Millie back on her feet and playing with her grandchildren…

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Columbia Neurosurgery Physical Therapists Help Golfers Tackle Back Pain

May. 24, 2017

About thirty million people in the United States golf, and with that come more than a few golf injuries. “Walking a golf course contributes to cardiovascular fitness for golfers of all ages and is a means of enhancing or maintaining physical fitness,” says Rami Said, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist at the The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York. “However, the sport is deceptively demanding on the musculoskeletal system and participation often leads to orthopedic injuries across all skill … Continue reading Columbia Neurosurgery Physical Therapists Help Golfers Tackle Back Pain

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