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Dr. McCormick’s Video Brings Attention to Rare Problem of Spinal Cord Herniation

Aug. 17, 2017

Here we bring you another of Dr. Paul C. McCormick’s spinal surgery videos, published by the Journal of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgical Focus. Each video shows a patient’s spinal problem and the surgery that corrects it. (Read more about this series here.) The second of Dr. McCormick’s videos shows a rare, but increasingly recognized, spinal problem: spinal cord herniation. His patient is a woman in her late sixties. For two years she’s been having symptoms of myelopathy, or nerve damage, and her … Continue reading Dr. McCormick’s Video Brings Attention to Rare Problem of Spinal Cord Herniation

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Putting Some Muscle Behind Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Aug. 9, 2017

One of the most frustrating things to live with is chronic back pain. Besides the discomfort, it can be challenging to diagnose and treat. And even with treatment, it can be a tricky process to recover full function. One of the difficulties in dealing with back pain is that the back is made up of numerous structures, any of which might be contributing to the discomfort. Often the source of the problem lies in or around the spine, or backbone, … Continue reading Putting Some Muscle Behind Spinal Stenosis Surgery

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Users Say Spine Hospital Docs Are Their Top Choice

Jul. 27, 2017

The patients have spoken, and they’ve chosen all eight neurosurgeons from The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York for Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards! Each year Vitals, a website that collects information on doctors and healthcare options, analyzes millions of patient ratings to determine which doctors are patients’ top choices for care. Only 7 percent of doctors in the country were eligible for these awards this year, which go to the doctors that patients rate as near-perfect in all … Continue reading Users Say Spine Hospital Docs Are Their Top Choice

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Heat vs. Ice for Back Pain? Use What Works

Jul. 12, 2017

When 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 … Continue reading Heat vs. Ice for Back Pain? Use What Works

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