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Does a Spinal Tumor Mean I have Cancer?

Spinal tumors can be frightening for the very fact that they are tumors. Tumor is a word that we associate with cancer. When discussing a growth in the spine, we must consider both the potential for cancerous cell development and neurological disturbance related to the very presence of the tumor itself. Not all spinal tumors… Read More »


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Publication Update, Winter 2017

We enjoy partaking in research and education as much as we do interacting directly with our patients. This is reflected in our commitment to peer-reviewed data, both the consumption of it and the development of it. Our involvement in research studies and written papers enables us to sustain the high standard of care we have… Read More »



Spine Conditions San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Core Workouts Support a Healthy Back

Spine health and back pain have been studied long enough for significant headway to have been made in all areas, including care and prevention. As experienced spinal surgeons, it is our mission to help patients regain structural stability after an injury or deterioration of a segment of the spine. At the same time, we find… Read More »


What’s That Pain?

Chronic low back pain is challenging for patients because discomfort and limited range of motion can put an enormous dent in the quality of life. Back pain is one of the primary reasons reported for missing work. This problem is challenging for physicians because, to improve comfort and quality of movement, it is necessary to… Read More »


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What Parents Should Know About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that is often detected during childhood. According to statistics, nearly 3 million new diagnoses are made each year, and those are only in the United States. Because idiopathic scoliosis is so prevalent among children, this is an important topic of discussion. Before we dive in, we also want to clarify… Read More »


Sciatica? Here’s What you Need to Know

Do you suffer the symptoms of sciatica, such as a burning sensation that radiates down your leg, possibly all the way into your foot? Whether mild or severe, sciatica symptoms can keep you from wanting to do much at all. This condition is often related to degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc in the… Read More »


How Smoking Affects the Outcome of Spinal Fusion

Individuals who have suffered a structural abnormality or injury to a segment of the spine, such as a herniated disc, may experience chronic pain that becomes debilitating. In such an instance, spinal fusion may be the logical treatment choice. Fusion involves placing a bone graft of synthetic substitute between two vertebrae (or more, if necessary),… Read More »



Why the Low Back is Vulnerable, and How to Protect it

Some of the most common injuries we see occur in the low spine. There are five motion segments in the small area alone, which is responsible for bending and twisting, among other movements. Not only can the lower lumbar joints (L4 and 5 especially) be injured, say when you lift a heavy object, but they… Read More »



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