Dr. Kube discusses possibility of stem cell use in Becker’s Spine Review in a feature titled, “Ask Spine Surgeons.” It is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Dr. Kube was asked what he thinks is the most exciting technology for the future.
For patients with painful spinal disorders, there is a strong, clinically significant association between smoking cessation and improved patient-reported pain scores, according to a study published in the Dec. 5 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Using a prospectively maintained database, Caleb Behrend, MD, from the University of Rochester in New York,…
Overview of Diabetic Neuropathy Over time, people with diabetes can sustain damage to nerves throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Problems may also occur in every organ system within the body.
Never mind the feeling of being more stuffed than the Christmas turkey, there are other hidden dangers lurking around the Christmas tree. Turkey Lifters Back, Shoppers Shoulder, TV Remote Thumb may not be well known but they stalk the unwary festival reveler just the same.
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).