Richard Kube, MD, Spine Surgeon, CEO and founder of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Peoria, Ill. is one of five spine surgeons around the country featured in Becker’s Spine Review for the weekly column Ask Spine Surgeons. This week the spine surgeons discuss how to reduce healthcare costs without compromising care.
To Stretch or Not To Stretch, That Is The Question! Low back pain is a very common problem affecting millions of people at any given time. The economic toll of chronic low back pain (three months or longer) has been estimated to be between $12 to $90 billion from loss of work productivity, cost of…
Roughly 80 percent of men experience back pain, but now there’s hard-core pain relief. An abs workout may help your achy back, say researchers in Brazil. After cyclists with lower-back pain completed a core-strengthening program, 44 percent reported less pain.
Now that winter is over, it’s time to get back out in the garden to prepare for another growing season. There is a lot of heavy work to be done at this time though, from a general tidy up after a few months of neglect to digging the borders or vegetable patch.
At Becker’s 11th Annual Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Conference in Chicago, Dr. Kube will give a presentation titled “Moving Spine Procedures to ASCs – Key Business and Clinical Issues.”