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Eastern Idaho Spine, Sports and Rehab Center
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This book held my attention for most of Feb and March: https://www.cathrynjakobsonramin.com/books/crooked/overview/ If you have back pain, and particularly if you are considering surgery, I would strongly recommend giving this book a read. It reveals a…
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Today, I saw a young gentleman with sudden onset of fairly severe low back pain, who was seen in the ER over the weekend and was terrified he was going to have surgery. Here’s what I told him to do versus what he had been told in the ER: 1. Get moving!!!…
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Our regenexx (www.regenexx.com) procedures are going extremely well and we have many satisfied patients who have been able to reduce their pain, improve their function and avoid invasive orthopedic or spine surgeries. Today’s blog post is a little…
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I am at the 2018 Interventional Orthopedics Foundation conference. (Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – The Future of Medicine is Regenerative) Check this amazing non-profit organization out. I will be headed there at least 6 times this next year for…
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This month I have chosen a topic that seems like the perfect solution to a significant problem—Artificial Disc Replacement surgery.  Recently, I have had more questions posed to me on this matter.   As I’m not a neurosurgeon, I don’t have all the answers,…
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Last week, I truly had one of the most gratifying patient care experiences in my professional career. A patient had traveled a ways from Montana to see me. His lumbar spine had been fused years back and he was beginning to suffer the consequences;…
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I figure if this gets posted before March it still counts as an end of the year review! 2017 was an exciting time for Eastern Idaho Spine, Sports and Rehab. A few highlights: 1. We were thrilled to be added as the exclusive Idaho Regenexx provider.…
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I have had the wonderful privilege of being part of the medical staff for my sons’ sporting events, I also work in a physiatry practice that has a serious focus on sport medicine. As a PA, I truly enjoy the opportunity to help out when and where needed…
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Because I am sadistic, I like to surprise my staff with pop quizzes at our quarterly ‘All Hands’ Meetings. Just kidding,they are really in good fun, and are to help make sure we all understand our vision and mission. On the last pop quiz, I asked them,…
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As a physiatry PA, I view the world from the perspective of conservative treatment first, procedures second and if there is no relief/resolution of symptoms or the problems are more severe the “S” word…Surgery as a last resort. This is not to say I view…
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