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Dr. McCormick’s Patient Pete Wants People to Believe His Story—Even Though ‘It’s the Internet’

Oct. 16, 2017

“You can’t always trust what you read online,” says Pete Mandelkern. That said, he really wants people to listen to him about back surgery. “Dr. McCormick changed my life,” he says. Before he saw Dr. Paul McCormick, Director of the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, Pete went to the Hospital website and read testimonials. “I never know whether to believe them,” he says. But now Pete wishes he could make people understand that what he has … Continue reading Dr. McCormick’s Patient Pete Wants People to Believe His Story—Even Though ‘It’s the Internet’

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Spine Professionals Talk Back Pain at 92nd Street Y

Oct. 13, 2017

If you have lower back pain, you’re not alone. One-quarter of Americans report that at least once during the past three months they’ve had lower back pain that lasted all day. Lower back pain is actually the fifth most common reason for all doctor visits in the United States. Yet the cause for a “simple backache” can’t always be found on X-rays or MRIs. In fact, only 15 percent of back pain patients have an underlying structural cause that would … Continue reading Spine Professionals Talk Back Pain at 92nd Street Y

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Dr. McCormick Demonstrates the Complexity of Cauda Equina Tumor Surgery

Sep. 28, 2017

There is uniformity to the bumps of the spine we see running up and down our backs, but under the skin there is a very different picture. The bones themselves vary in shape, and the spinal cord inside isn’t as uniform as you might think. The length of the spinal cord is surrounded by a tough membrane called the dura mater. Just below the bottom of the ribs, the spinal cord proper ends. Here, the cord is replaced by a bundle … Continue reading Dr. McCormick Demonstrates the Complexity of Cauda Equina Tumor Surgery

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Summer 2017 Highlights from The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York

Sep. 20, 2017

Summer is a time for making memories. At The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, our summer was particularly memorable, and we’d like to share some of our proudest moments with you. Here are the highlights:

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