Dr. Stuart Weinstein says it’s not uncommon to see a senior citizen in his exam room who has been suffering much too long with severe back pain. “Sometimes seniors don’t want to accept back pain just because they’re just getting older,” says Weinstein, a clinical professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitative Medicine.…Details
Dr. Richard A. Kube II is one of a handful of doctors around the country, and the first in Illinois to introduce the coflex® Interlaminar Implant to his patients at Prairie Spine and Pain Institute. The technology is a minimally invasive, non-fusion implant that allows movement of the spine in both flexion and extension, while…Details
It is important to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome early. If you experience constant, severe pain that affects a single limb and makes touching or movement of the limb seems intolerable, you should see your doctor to determine the cause. If properly and promptly treated, CRPS gets better in 75% of affected people.Details
Dr. Kube is named a spine surgeon leader to know by Becker’s Spine Review. Richard Kube, MD, is a spine surgeon and founder of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill. He is also a faculty member at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria.Details
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.