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Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

Uneven hips, shoulders, or a protruding ribcage can all indicate an abnormal curvature of the spine, a condition called scoliosis. Discover why it’s so important to detect scoliosis in its early stages, as well as the treatment options.

Sep 1st, 2019
5 Symptoms That May Indicate You Have Spinal Stenosis

Do you have chronic back pain that comes and goes? Do your symptoms flare up from even the smallest amount of physical activity? These are just a few of the signs that could indicate you have spinal stenosis; keep reading to learn more.

Jul 25th, 2019
Resection of Lumbar Giant Cell Tumor

After failing all means of conservative treatment for back pain, a man in his 40s presented with neurological deficits and spinal instability as well as intractable, worsening pain that traveled from his right hip and buttock down the posterolateral aspect

Apr 15th, 2019
A Novel Approach to Revision of Anterior Cervical Instrumentation

A Novel Approach to Revision of Anterior Cervical Instrumentation  Following a motor vehicle accident, a man in his 40s presented with bilateral facet fractures. He had undergone an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) nearly a decade earlier. A

Apr 15th, 2019
Choosing the Best Spine Surgeon

Choosing the Best Spine Surgeon If you have seen your primary care physician and they recommend that you see a surgeon for further examination what is the next step? Your health is not something to take lightly, therefore you should spend time researching

Apr 15th, 2019
How to Approach Back Pain

How to Approach Back Pain Most of us experience acute low back pain at some point in our lives. While these episodes can be extremely painful and cause significant disruption in our daily lives, most episodes of low back pain will get better with time (ab

Apr 15th, 2019
Scoliosis Myths and the Truth

Scoliosis Myths and the Truth Scoliosis, while a common problem for people of all ages, is frequently misunderstood. We would like to clarify some of the misunderstandings about this spine condition, one we commonly treat with great success. 1. Having sco

Apr 15th, 2019
Spinal Stenosis Information

Spinal stenosis is a painful condition resulting from the compression of spinal cord caused by bone degeneration and the loss of dura space surrounding the spinal cord. The condition tends to worsen with age. Cervical Spinal Stenosis Cervical spinal steno

Apr 15th, 2019
What is Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique that fuses affected vertebrae together in order to stop motion between them. A spinal fusion may be done to relieve symptoms of many back conditions, including: Degenerative disc disease Spinal stenosis Scoliosis Fract

Apr 15th, 2019
Stress Related Back Pain

We all get stressed sometimes, but how that stress affects us is different for each individual. I’m sure you have all heard the saying “Where do you hold your stress?” For some it can be mentally fatiguing and for others it can have physical effects. What

Apr 15th, 2019
Orthopedic Spine Care

Back Pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States with 80% of Americans being affected by back pain in their lifetime. Dr. Benjamin Cohen and his team are adept at diagnosing and treating the many causes of back pain. Dr. Cohen is a diploma

Apr 15th, 2019
Spinal Fractures Information

Spinal Fractures Information Spinal injuries can range from as mild as a minor whiplash, to as serious as a spinal cord trauma. Spinal fractures are one type of spinal injury which can benign as a simple compression fracture or as serious as a “burst fract

Apr 15th, 2019
Spinal Injuries in Sports

Back and neck injuries are possible in any sport – from football all the way to golf. In fact, 1/5th of all sports injuries occur in the lower back or neck. It’s important to understand how and why these injuries occur in order for us to do everything that

Apr 15th, 2019
Protect Your Back This Winter

During an average snowfall, a person with a normal sized house and driveway will usually end up shoveling over a thousand pounds of snow. This makes it quite easy to strain or hurt your back. If you do hurt your back, stop shoveling immediately and take a

Apr 15th, 2019
Back Issues for Athletes

Occasionally, young athletes who play sports injure their neck or backs. Many issues occur after repeatedly overusing the structures of the spine. Consequently, suitable treatment of a young athlete is comprised of a thorough doctor evaluation with imaging

Apr 15th, 2019
Thoracic Spine Surgery

The thoracic spine is made up of the 12 vertebrae between the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine). Injury to the thoracic spine is much less common that lumbar and cervical injury because the thoracic spine is more heavily protected by the

Apr 15th, 2019
Spine Glossary

Our spine glossary explains some common terms related to spine surgery and back conditions. 1. Arthritis – Inflammation of a joint usually characterized by swelling, pain, and restriction of motion. 2. Bone Plate – Usually a relatively thin metal device w

Apr 9th, 2019
Caught in the Vicious Pain Cycle

While the internet age has offered up many modern-day conveniences, if often proves futile when patients research their health issues, self-diagnose and subject themselves to a myriad of inappropriate, and occasionally harmful, treatment methods. A patient

Apr 9th, 2019
Herniated Discs 101

Herniated discs can be a trying injury to overcome for many people. Approximately one out of three adults who do not have current or previous back pain has significant disc abnormality. This means that there is a very good chance that they have or will dev

Apr 8th, 2019