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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 … Continued

Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery Can Change a Child’s Life

Being that it’s Scoliosis Awareness Month, it’s worth taking a look at the incredible difference pediatric scoliosis surgery can make in the life of a child, helping them live a better quality of life free of pain and discomfort.   We’ll be using an example of a girl living with scoliosis. She preferred not to … Continued

Take Steps to Prevent Spinal Degeneration

No matter what age you are, spinal degeneration is a real thing that will affect your body, especially if you live a largely sedentary lifestyle. This could mean sitting for extended periods of time staring at a computer or TV, driving for long periods, or playing too many video games versus being outside and remaining … Continued

Signs of Serious Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. Because of this, its symptoms should never be ignored.   Here are four important warning signs to look out for:   Pain involving weakness, numbness or tingling: This could mean damage to the spinal cord. Pain that stretches down to … Continued

Risk Management: Improve Outcomes and Lessen Your Risk During Surgery

Surgery can quickly feel like a challenging feat to overcome but with the right guidance and compliance, potential problems can be swiftly alleviated or avoided completely. With the meticulous planning and attention to detail that goes into surgical procedures, it is necessary to follow specific guidelines for pre-surgery, in-patient, and post-surgery.   Pre-surgical care refers to … Continued

Spine Conditions That You Should Know About

Spine conditions sound scary, but you should educate yourself on some common ones. Without this knowledge, you’ll be lost if something happens. Here are some common lumbar issues that people experience.   A lumbar disc herniation is one of the most common back issues. A disc is a soft pad between two vertebrae of the spine. It … 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 … 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 … 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

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