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Dr Cantor’s Welcome Letter

Dr. Cantor at the Cantor Spine Institute has pioneered the use of ultrasonic technology to completely change the way spinal surgery is done, redefining, and moving minimal invasive surgery into the future. Ultrasonic bone “sculpting” tools can do what lasers and traditional bone cutting drills cannot. The vibrating blades can work safely, even in direct … Continued

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Children

Spondylolisthesis happens when one of the vertebrae in the spine begins to slide forward or backward over the bone below it, typically occurring in the lumbar (lower) spine. In some patients, the condition may place pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. If this occurs, a patient may experience symptoms including numbness in the … Continued

Know the Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

Also known as neck arthritis or cervical osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis is a condition that can be debilitating and painful if left untreated. It is more likely to occur as people age, with individuals age sixty or over having greater odds of developing the condition. To achieve a better understanding of cervical spondylosis, let’s take a … Continued

Dealing with Lower Back Pain

The lower back, or lumbar area, serves a number of important functions that are imperative to a healthy life. These important functions include movement, structural support, and protection of certain body tissues. It is clear that the lower back plays a pivotal role in ensuring that important functions of the human body function properly. Lower … Continued

Five Stretching Methods to Avoid Shoulder Pain

Now that we’re in summer, it is without a doubt that many of us will be jumping into our pools for a refreshing dip. Whether you’re swimming as a sport or casually, it is wise to take precaution to avoid injuring your shoulders. Contrary to popular belief, shoulder injuries are not always caused by overuse. … Continued

Caring for Patients

Surgery is an intense procedure for the patient, but the Cantor Spine Institute helps care for their patients before and after the surgery. At Cantor Spine Institute, there is a patient advocate system that helps prevent risks during recovery. The system involves pre-surgical care, in-patient care, post-surgical care, and some other options. During pre-surgical care, … Continued

Early Intervention Is Key to Preventing Severe Scoliosis

Is your child carrying an unusually heavy load to school each day? Perhaps you’re noticing some slouching when they sit or one sleeve may appear longer than another when they’re getting dressed in the morning. Both of these may indicate the presence of scoliosis. While the heavy load may be necessary, parents should be aware … Continued

Three Symptoms of Potentially Serious Spine Conditions

Are you experiencing pain in your back? You are not alone. Over thirty million Americans experience pain in their lower back according to American Chiropractic Association, and it continues to be one of the top causes of disability in the world per the National Institutes of Health. There are certain signs to watch out for … Continued

A Closer Look at the Vertebra

Each of the vertebra in the spine is considered an irregular bone, but when it comes to their size, it will vary based on factors including but not limited to where it is located in the vertebral column and posture. In order to deal with a person’s mobility and any stress placed upon the spine, … Continued

Thoracic Spondylosis Affects Older Individuals

As a person ages, the odds of developing back pain become greater due to degeneration of the spine. Should pain arise in the middle of the back as the spine, ligaments, bones, and discs wear and tear, it may result in a condition known as thoracic spondylosis. Thoracic spondylosis typically affects individuals that are age … Continued

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