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Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 16th, 2016

Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Prescription opioid or narcotic use is associated with an increasing number of deaths with approximately 20,000 victims in 2014 according to the National Center for Health Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These unfortunate deaths have brought into question the benefit of opioid analgesics in […]


Why a Rheumatologist, Not a Spine Surgeon, Should Treat Your Back Pain

June 13th, 2016

Why a Rheumatologist, Not a Spine Surgeon, Should Treat Your Back Pain

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Back pain is a symptom or complaint associated with over 60 different illnesses. Most of these illnesses are treated with nonsurgical therapy. Rheumatologists are experts in nonsurgical therapy for the spine. They are the ideal place to start when you have back pain and a great source for a […]


Strength Train at Home

April 29th, 2016

Strength Train at Home

Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with aging. If you are over 40, you are already experiencing creeping muscle loss. Is it reversible? Yes—but only with an appropriate […]


Spinal Stenosis: To Fuse or Not To Fuse?

April 26th, 2016

Spinal Stenosis: To Fuse or Not To Fuse?

David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor TheSpineCommunity Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by too little room in the vertebral canal due to inflammation of the nerves from the spinal cord. When the nerve roots are compressed, the blood supply to the nerves is also indirectly compressed resulting in a set of symptoms called neurogenic claudication. […]


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