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Winter 2016 Highlights from The Spine Hospital

Jan. 18, 2017

Here are some of our most memorable stories of the season at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York…

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‘We Treat the Patient, Not the Image,’ says Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaiser

Jan. 11, 2017

Just as you can’t know a person just by their photo, surgeons can’t make clinical decisions based solely on X-Ray or MRI images. Whether the images look good or bad, they have to consider the whole person. This is especially true when it comes to a degenerative disorder involving the spinal cord called cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Dr. Michael Kaiser, a neurosurgeon from The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York who specializes in the treatment of this disorder, often … Continue reading ‘We Treat the Patient, Not the Image,’ says Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaiser

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No Wheelchair for Dr. Ogden’s Patient Lisa Reive

Jan. 5, 2017

One morning Lisa Reive woke up and could not turn her head. She went to her regular doctor, who diagnosed her with several herniated discs in her neck. Lisa got treatment and went back to her job as a medical assistant. She thought that would be the end of the story, but after she returned to work she noticed that her leg felt heavy. “It was just an odd feeling,” she says. “My leg felt heavy, and you shouldn’t even … Continue reading No Wheelchair for Dr. Ogden’s Patient Lisa Reive

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Spinal Cord Injuries: Children Need Special Consideration

Jan. 4, 2017

Fortunately, spinal cord injuries are not that common in children. They only make up between one and ten percent of all spinal cord injuries. That comes to about 1000 incidences per year. When they do occur, however, they can be the worst kind of tragedy. “For this reason”, says Dr. Richard Anderson from The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, “it is important to understand the typical mechanisms of injury in children and their special treatment needs.” In … Continue reading Spinal Cord Injuries: Children Need Special Consideration

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