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September 17, 2021
Why Back Surgery Through the Abdomen is an Outdated Technique

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) is a major spinal fusion surgery performed through the patient’s abdominal cavity. The surgery is performed using large metal instruments with tremendous force in close proximity to major blood vessels, nerves, bladder and intestines. The surgeon must remove the diseased spinal disc and implant a metal cage into the spine […]

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September 17, 2021
Piriformis Syndrome

A patient recently came to me with shooting pain from his buttocks and down the legs. He said an orthopedic surgeon had told him he needed back surgery. The patient's MRI confirmed he had bulging discs in his lower back. Turned out, though, that his lumbar discs were not the problem. The pain came from […]

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September 17, 2021
Peripheral Neuropathy

I Can't Feel My Fingers or Toes The signs come slowly, and then one day you realize you can't feel your fingers or toes. Unbeknownst to you; you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Understanding peripheral neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is the gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your toes and fingers. It commonly starts […]

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September 17, 2021
Best Core Strengthening Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Strengthening your core with exercise can prevent injuries that cause lower back pain from occurring. However, did you know that some of these exercises could also help heal and relieve your lower back pain? Having a strong core helps support the weight of your body and helps protect both your neck and back from having to […]

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August 3, 2021
11 Best Spine Surgeons in 2021: For Patients with Back Pain

If you’re considering back or neck surgery and finding the best spine surgeons feels like a daunting task, you’re not alone. After all, you’re putting your health and wellbeing in the hands of the doctor you choose to perform your surgery - it’s natural to be anxious and want to feel secure in your decision. […]

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July 22, 2021
How to Read the MRI for a Herniated Disc and 5 Treatment Options

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (otherwise known as MRI) is one of the most important inventions in modern medicine. With the aid of the MRI, surgeons can accurately evaluate and diagnose conditions that could otherwise be life-altering. MRIs are useful in many aspects of medicine, and especially so in investigating conditions of the spine.  MRI for a […]

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July 15, 2021
Back Surgery: 7 Types, Recovery Time, Risks and Benefits for Pain

Every day millions of people across the United States experience back pain. If you are one of these people, this article will help you decide if back surgery is right for you by walking you through the different types of surgery offered, the recovery times, and the risks and benefits of each.  Most people who […]

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May 20, 2021
The True Cost of Surgery in the Hospital

For many Americans suffering from chronic neck or back pain, especially in the rural Midwest states, or those far outside of the big cities where medical innovation happens, major medical centers are often the only choice when it comes to searching for treatment. For those people, the hospital may seem like the only option, and […]

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May 12, 2021
Congratulations to Our April Employee of the Month!

We would like to congratulate a member of our team for the outstanding service they have provided for our patients and team. Congratulations Kelly, our April employee of the month. Kelly is always willing and able to jump in where she is needed and goes above and beyond while also being extremely detail oriented. Thank […]

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March 17, 2021
What is Causing my Sciatica?

What is Causing my Sciatica? I have a sharp shooting pain down my leg, now what? Is there any hope to recover on my own or will I need surgery to correct it? Strange new pains can be concerning, especially if they are frequent and debilitating. Sciatica is a common cause of leg pain, thigh […]

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March 5, 2021
A Return to Riding: Motorcycling After Spine Surgery

Can you return to riding motorcycles after spine surgery? The sunshine state is one of the most popular destinations for motorcyclists both young and old. Whether or not you’re looking forward to carving canyons in Clermont or leaning back on your big set of ape hangers to cruise along the beach, you’ll undoubtedly wonder if […]

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January 29, 2021
When Should You Have Spinal Stenosis Surgery?

Spinal stenosis usually occurs as we age. As the spinal canal narrows, pressure increases on the spinal cord and nerves within the spine. The result of this pressure can be tingling, numbness, cramping, loss of sensation, weakness, balance issues, and other symptoms that impact the arms, legs, and back. Treatment options for spinal stenosis range […]

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November 3, 2020
Does Cold Weather Cause Back Pain?

As a child you may have developed fond memories associated with winter. Holiday break, seasonal sports, jinglebell rock, and the silence that falls over your neighborhood when the first snowfall of the season blankets your cul-de-sac in an abundance of thick white drifts. You may also remember hearing your father or grandfather complain about the […]

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September 17, 2020
Terms You Should Know Before Reading your MRI Report

So your insurance has finally authorized your spine MRI after months of trying to prove that it is medically necessary. The big day finally arrives, and after it is finished you’re sent home with the radiologist’s report and told to follow up with your physician next week. It may be tempting to read the report […]

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September 2, 2020
Congratulations to the Deuk Spine Racing Team and Arias Deukmedjian!

 The Deuk Spine Institute racing team, led by Arias Deukmedjian, the new champion of USPKS and SKUSA, has taken the number one spot in the EKN Driver Ranking. This past month, he muscled out the previous champion who has held the number one spot since 2017. Over the last five weeks, the Deuk Spine Racing […]

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