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The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…Neck Bone(?), and Spine Surgeons Don’t Take it Lightly

Apr. 26, 2017

Amazingly, surgeons can take bone from one part of the body and place it in another and it will grow there. Bone is one of the only tissues in our body that can regenerate in this way. Spine surgeons often make use of this natural phenomenon to perform a spinal fusion. That is, they use the natural growing powers of bone to stabilize a segment of the spine…

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85th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Draws Spine Hospital Neurosurgeons to Sunny L.A.

Apr. 19, 2017

After a long, cold New York winter, some of our Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York neurosurgeons are preparing to travel to warm Los Angeles for the 85th annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Every year neurosurgeons from around the world gather together to learn about the latest developments in neurosurgery. This year five Spine Hospital neurosurgeons will be there to moderate panels and direct courses in their areas of expertise, as well … Continue reading 85th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Draws Spine Hospital Neurosurgeons to Sunny L.A.

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Spine Hospital Docs Help Author Merritt’s Famous Neurology Text

Apr. 13, 2017

H. Houston Merritt, MD is widely considered the father of Neurology, by now however, it may be more accurate to say he is the Grandfather of Neurology. In the 12th edition of his famous textbook, Merritt’s Neurology, the editors refer to recent contributors as his “intellectual children and grandchildren.” Among these were four neurosurgeons from the The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York. They included: Paul C. McCormick Dr. Peter D. Angevine Dr. Neil A. Feldstein Michael G. Kaiser

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Is your Laptop Turning you into a Slouch Potato?

Apr. 5, 2017

Take this quiz to find out: Are there crumbs between the keys of your laptop? Do your neck and shoulders ache? Would your mother tell you to sit up straight if she saw you working on your laptop? Do you watch movies on your laptop more than at a theater? Do you find time disappears when you sit down with your laptop? Do you bring your laptop on vacation? Has a coffee shop become your second “office?” Do you get headaches at the end of … Continue reading Is your Laptop Turning you into a Slouch Potato?

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