Most lower back pain results from strained muscles or ligaments, and though often painful, usually resolves on its own. Structural problems in the spine, such as herniated discs, sometimes require surgical intervention. Swimming provides a nonweight-bearing environment in which to exercise the large muscles in the back and the smaller muscle groups that help support…Details
Richard Kube, MD, Spine Surgeon, CEO and founder of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Peoria, Ill. is one of four spine surgeons around the country featured in Becker’s Spine Review for the weekly column Ask Spine Surgeons. The surgeons discuss whether or not hospital employment will be the future for industry physicians.
Richard Kube, MD, CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute and Prairie SurgiCare in Peoria, Ill., tackles some of the big issues facing spine surgeons in private practice today and how surgeons can be successful in the 21st century. Q: What are the biggest opportunities for spine surgeons to build and grow their practices today?Details
Strength building exercises are those in which the body works against a resistance to build strength. Weight machines that can be adjusted to the individual can provide this resistance. Exercising to music can be a helpful motivator either at home or at the gym.Details
A Peoria surgeon is the first in the world to perform a procedure giving relief to those with lower back pain. Dr. Richard Kube at Prairie Spine and Pain Institute crafted the technique. It’s called the Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint, or SI Joint fusion. The 90 minute procedure uses two screws to prepare the joint…Details