Medication is a frequent first line of defense in chronic pain, but true multidisciplinary pain management goes well beyond simply numbing the pain — and research has shown that somewhat alternative methods of treatment, like yoga and Tai Chi, can help reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life.
Relief from back pain could be as simple as taking a stroll, a new study suggests. A recent study suggests that a simple regime of daily walking may aid individuals with lower back pain. This is especially relevant research for people who suffer from lower back pain and turn to pricy rehabilitation facilities.Details
Dr. Kube is one of eight spine surgeons around the country featured in Becker’s Spine Review for the weekly column Ask Spine Surgeons. This week the spine surgeons discuss their strategies to tackle dropping reimbursements with contract negotiations, cost cutting measures and increasing patient volume. The doctors have seen reimbursements drop over the past few years, and will…Details
Dr. Richard Kube is among the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals gathering in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the 2013 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference. Dr. Kube helped lead the cadaver lab, on the final day of the conference, where he demonstrated unique surgical approaches to surgeons from around the world.Details
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…Details