Lumbar fusion surgery is designed to create solid bone between the adjoining vertebra, eliminating any movement between the bones. The goal of the surgery is to reduce pain and nerve irritation. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) removes the lumbar disc and insert a cage filled with bone into the space left behind. The most common… Continue Reading Posterior Lumbar Interbody FusionDetails
In many parts of the country, raking leaves is a necessity during the fall months. Both for those unaccustomed to physical activity and regular exercisers, the dynamics of raking can lead to strain and injury to the back, shoulders, and wrists, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The U.S. Consumer Product Safety… Continue Reading Top 10 Tips for Raking Leaves with Back PainDetails
Becker’s ASC Review featured 10 new surgery centers from around the country that have received certificate of need approvals or opened in certificate of need states.
Dr. Kube was featured 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 describes his concerns about the future of spine surgery.
Stretching properly and sufficiently is an important part of any exercise program. Many injuries or reinjuries happen during exercise because the muscle is not at it proper length. Before your muscles can do fast or heavy work, they need to be warmed up. If your muscles have not been active, they become small and weak… Continue Reading Stretching For A More Flexible YouDetails