Dr. Kube is one of seven spine surgeons around the country featured in Becker’s Spine Review for the weekly column Ask Spine Surgeons. This week the surgeons weigh in on how the newly-enacted medical device excise tax will impact the field of spinal surgery. The tax took effect Jan. 1 to fund reforms from the Patient Protection… Continue Reading Dr. Kube discusses how medical device tax impact spine surgeons
Dr. Richard Kube spent the week in Vancouver with the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals for the 2013 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
The mind, the source of thoughts and feelings, gives meaning to our experiences, including pain. Your mental outlook and your emotions can either build up or slow down the pain cycle. The fact that pain has emotional behavioral, and mental parts doesn’t mean that the pain isn’t real. These are included in pain management programs… Continue Reading Your Mind’s Influence On Chronic Pain
The best way to stay in control of your back pain is to use the management techniques presented in this patient resource guide. The more you use them, the more they help you maintain your progress and avoid relapses. CONTINUE WORKING TOWARD YOUR GOALS You can create a checklist of your goals and put an… Continue Reading Staying In Control Of Your Back Pain
Pain and stress are connected. When you are in pain, you are less able to handle life stressors. Common hassles become major obstacles. Stress causes you to tense your muscles, grit your teeth, or stiffen your shoulders. Pain causes stress; stress increases pain.