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Why You Should Insist on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “surgery,” you probably envision the surgeon using a scalpel to make a long incision in order to access your internal organs and tissues. This is...

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When to Consider Sciatica Surgery?

Sciatica pain is no joke. Originating in your lower back, it can radiate down your hips, buttocks, legs, and even into your feet. It’s estimated that about 40 percent of people will experience...

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Answering Your Questions About Recovering from Spine Surgery

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, we know that at the top of our patients’ minds is what to expect after the surgery happens. How quickly will you get back on your feet? How long before you can resume...

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Do Alternative Treatments for Spine Care Really Work?

Americans are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine when it comes to treating chronic pain and disease. If you’ve been suffering from ongoing neck or back pain, you may have...

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Is Cervical Spinal Stenosis Causing my Chronic Back Pain?

At DISC Sports and Spine Center, we recognize that determining the source of your back pain is essential to starting the right treatment plan. But with so many possible causes, you may not be sure...

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The Top FAQs Answered About Spine Care

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80 percent of adults will experience lower back pain during the course of their lives. Back pain is also a...

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Meet the Doctor Series: Dr. Richard Kim

You may know Dr. Richard Kim as a neurosurgeon and spine specialist at DISC Sports & Spine Center. But at DISC, our doctors go beyond just their titles. Did you know, for example, that Dr. Kim loves...

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The Facts on Surgical Site Infections After Spine Surgery

The field of medicine is always evolving. Research is continuously underway to teach us not only how to treat different medical conditions, but how to do so safely and effectively. Here at DISC...

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What Is XLIF and Is It Right for Me?

Advances in spinal fusion surgery have made a tremendous difference in the way I’m able to treat my patients. When I have a patient who would benefit from a spinal fusion in their lower back, I can...

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Listen to a Podcast Featuring Dr. Bray

“Imagine going into the doctor in the morning to check in for spine surgery, and then going home that night and sleeping in your own bed. It seems totally unfathomable to have a serious spine surgery...

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What Does it Mean to be Over 7 Feet Tall in the NBA - Hear from Dr. Bray

What is it like being an athlete over 7 feet tall? According to David Gardner of Bleacher Report, it is both a blessing and a curse. In Gardner’s recent article on how the demand for extremely tall...

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Mount Sinai Announcement

We are so excited to tell you that the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Mount Sinai Health System has become one of the official medical services providers for U.S. Red Bull...