A trigger point is a sensitive or irritable spot in the body that can be a main or associated source of pain when muscle fails to relax. It is a small area in a muscle, which when pressed or touched causes pain in other parts of the body. These tender points usually feel like knots or ropy bands, and can be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched (called a jump sign). Continue Reading Trigger Points
Check out this awesome review of Spine Pro III, developed in partnership with Richard A. Kube II, M.D., FACSS, FAAOS, CIME by Circle of Docs! You can also view the Spine Pro III app in the Apple Store here. On June 28th 2012, 3d4Medical released its newest app, Spine Pro to add to its already… Continue Reading Circle of Docs Review Spine Pro III
Not making the “good” list for many this holiday season are sore arms, aching shoulders and painful backs. Whether it’s shopping for that perfect gift, carrying bags and packages or decorating your home for the holidays, people will bend and stand awkwardly or improperly while carrying out these activities.
Check out this article from Becker’s ASC Review, featuring our own Dr. Richard Kube! Richard Kube, MD, is the CEO, founder and owner of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill. Dr. Kube built his new surgical facility, Prairie SurgiCare, and worked to streamline the project. Prairie SurgiCare went from demolition to occupancy permit… Continue Reading Building a Spine Surgery Center: 5 Points From Dr. Richard Kube
Andrew Bouwma worried he wouldn’t be able to pick up his 3-year-old daughter and newborn son. His back was killing him. An Army infantryman who served a tour in Iraq, Bouwma wore an extra 50 to 60 pounds every day on foot patrols. Clad in helmet and body armor weighted down with a medical kit… Continue Reading Spine Pain Most Common Cause of Evacuation for Modern Veterans