X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röentgen, a professor at Würzburg University in Germany. Experiments showed that these electro-magnetic rays could penetrate soft tissues but not bones. This speciality of X-rays has been particularly useful as a diagnostic tool. Medical imaging helps to detect broken bones. However, some patients do have concerns about… Continue Reading Patient-Centered Radiation Safety
Last week, we looked at the different types of imaging that physicians use to diagnose spine health issues. This week, Physician Assistant Andrew C. Kitterman, at the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute tells patients how best to prepare for an MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI for short, is a diagnostic imaging study that uses… Continue Reading How to Prepare for an MRI
When it comes to patient care, our first responsibility is to gather as much information about you and your medical history so we can provide the best care possible. Check out the article below, written by medical assistant at Prairie Spine, Rebecca Thompson, to review the diagnostics available that investigate causes of pain and discomfort.… Continue Reading Imaging: An Important Diagnostic Tool
If you have instability or some other mechanical problems with your hips, knees or other joints, stem cell therapy may not be the best option or the correct choice of treatment. Adult stem cell treatment is not going make a mechanical defect or problem go away. However, patients who have degenerative disease, discs short in… Continue Reading Are You A Candidate For Stem Cell Therapy?
Prairie Spine’s Dr. Richard Kube was first surgeon in the world to perform a Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Fusion. Continue reading, below, for why this surgery is considered one of the most innovative for relieving spine pain! Dr. Kube decided to pursue the innovative procedure after one of his patients was still experiencing pain… Continue Reading Learn More About SI Joint Fusion — Prairie Spine