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Riding the Wave Into The Future

Boston Scientific – Spectra WaveWriterTM SCS System

Pittsburgh, PA – March 8th, 2018

Yesterday, I was able to “Ride the Wave – WaveWriter,  that Is”.  I wanted to give Kirk McMullen, Jesse Kalkstein, Kristin Ribelli, and the entire Boston Scientific team a big thank you for allowing me to not only be the first in Pittsburgh and Western PA, but also one of the first surgeons  in Pennsylvania for implanting the new Spectra WaveWriterTM SCS System.

Press Release – Idema 3.8.2018

The Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Spine Surgeon

Are you considering having spine surgery in the near future? There are often many questions left unanswered prior to having any surgery and many things that need to be done in preparation before the big day.

Dr. Jocelyn Idema, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, discusses the “The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon” so that you can be confident that spine surgery is the right choice and treatment method for you.

Is Running Good For Your Back?

“People who regularly run or walk briskly appear to have healthier discs in their spines than people who do not exercise, according to one of the first studies to closely examine links between movement and disc health.”

Researchers are currently investigating whether the opposite of what we have heard for years about running putting too much stress on your back may be true.

Please see the above article on why Running may actually good for your back in addition to the many other cardiovascular benefits.

Link to article here.

Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

 

 

Osteopenia  & Osteoporosis….what can I say about them in a few short sentences?  Other than the fact that I drink at least 2 gallons of milk a week, is that really enough?  The short answer is “no” that’s not enough.  In fact, there are many factors that contribute to an increased incidence of Osteopenia and the more progressive, Osteoporosis.

There are many common misconceptions surrounding these two medical diagnoses –

What can I do to prevent Osteopenia/Osteoporosis?

What does it really mean?

How did I get it?

Please see this nice overview on Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.