Preventing Blood Clots After Surgery At Home with PlasmaFlow

By : on : June 6, 2019 comments : (0)

Platelets, which are a form of blood cells, and plasma, the liquid part of your blood, join forces to help stop bleeding and form a clot in an injured area.You’re probably most familiar with blood clots on the skin surface, which are commonly referred to as scabs. Usually once the injured area heals, your body […]

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Improve your core strength to improve your balance!

By : on : May 29, 2019 comments : (0)

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help […]

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Jerry Valentine, PT, Axis Brain & Back

Physical Therapy After Spine Surgery

By : on : May 24, 2019 comments : (0)

Physical Therapy after spine surgery can help you restore the strength of your spine. A gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after spine surgery. A physical therapist can help you determine the correct exercise to perform after surgery. The appropriate post surgery therapy plan will help a patient achieve maximum […]

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Neck Exercises

By : on : April 30, 2019 comments : (0)

A PAIN IN THE NECK Daily living, poor posture, and injury can often result in tight neck muscles. Neck pain is an extremely common condition that affects the general population. Here are a few easy exercises that can help relieve neck pain. Stretching your neck can have a positive impact on pain, posture, and overall […]

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On The Road To Recovery After Surgery

By : on : April 16, 2019 comments : (0)

Who will help me start my recovery in the hospital after I have had neurosurgery? Skilled professionals will assess your needs and make sure you get the care you need as healing begins. Hospitalist. A physician who specializes in the care of patients during the hospital stay and works closely with the surgeon’s team to […]

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Billy’s Story

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We are so proud of our patient Billy C! He initially came to see Dr. Rubin in January this year. In a few short weeks he went from living a very active life to requiring a wheelchair to get around. Even eating for Billy was difficult because he no longer had the strength or coordination […]

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What Do the Words on My MRI Mean?

By : on : March 21, 2019 comments : (0)

If you are experiencing back, neck or joint pain. A medical provider may recommend you have a magnetic resonance imaging study or MRI. The MRI is a form of imaging that is useful in seeing the body’s internal structure. MRI scans are analyzed by radiologists and other physicians trained to read the imaging. Many of […]

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What Happens During a Single-Level Cervical Fusion?

By : on : March 6, 2019 comments : (0)

The surgery is termed an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, or ACDF for short. When a patient undergoes a single-level cervical fusion surgery, it is typically a two part process: Decompression. The surgeon removes the intervertebral disc between the adjacent vertebrae, as well as any other structures that might be irritating a spinal nerve or […]

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How to Relieve Stress Before and After Surgery

By : on : February 18, 2019 comments : (0)

Ask questions. Talk with your healthcare providers about your surgery. Surgery can commonly cause anxiety, feelings of being overwhelmed, and nervousness. These feelings can make it difficult to understand, remember, and retain important information. Discuss any fears. Write questions down before you come to your pre op teaching appointment. Take notes. If you think of […]

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Spinal Spinal Cord Compression. Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

By : on : February 11, 2019 comments : (0)

The spinal cord starts at the base of the skull and ends in the lower thoracic or upper lumbar area of the spine. At each level of the spine, nerves leave the spinal cord to innervate parts of the body. In the cervical spine, or neck area, these nerves provide sensation and movement to the […]

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