Occasionally, spine surgery doesn't provide the relief patients expect. In fact, 20 to 50 percent of the patients that visit Dr. Jatana's practice have had previous back surgery with another surgeon and are seeking a second opinion on how to resolve continuing pain. The good news is that in many cases, the cause of the pain can be identified and addressed. In this Q and A, Dr. Jatana discusses this condition, formally known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
Physician scorecards are an increasingly common way for consumers to evaluate the performance of their doctors. While I completely understand the need for unbiased data to help patients make better informed choices – particularly when it comes to selecting a spine surgeon – scorecards often fail to provide consumers with a comprehensive picture.
Ever return from a bike ride with an aching neck or numb hands? A poor bike fit might be the culprit. Riding a bike that’s too big or isn’t positioned correctly for your body can not only affect your performance, but can also lead to serious discomfort and potential back pain or injury.
Traveling is stressful and time-consuming, so finding excuses for not exercising while on the road often comes easy. The days are long, which makes it difficult to find the energy to work out. It’s also common to skip the hotel gym if it’s crowded or costs money. And even when those factors aren’t at play, just knowing which exercises to perform is a challenge.