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Mindset Spine Strengthening

Celebrate your suffering…and don’t waste it!

By on December 3rd, 2017

This morning I was enjoying my post-spin class high and sipping my protein drink. Only a few minutes ago, I was struggling to keep up my cadence at high resistance, lungs and legs suffering. I knew that the suffering I had just endured was worth it – efficiently stressing…


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How mental predictions shape our perceptions

By on November 26th, 2017

I recently listened to a very interested TED talk given by neuroscientist, Anil Seth, that contains very salient points for chronic spine pain sufferers. Bear with me at first to review the research.

He makes the point that the brain is a predictive engine. The brain tries to figure out…


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Spine Strengthening

Exercise as a Wonder Drug

By on March 20th, 2017

Of all the things I prescribe to patients, few provide as much benefit as physical activity.

I saw an article which listed just some of the proof:
1- 32 trials show that exercise improves pain and function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
2- 10 studies showed exercise therapy increases aerobic…


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The Importance of Sleep

By on February 23rd, 2017

We have all heard the suggestion at one time or another that we should get at least 8 hours of sleep each day. How well are you DOING? Chances are you like the 35-40% of adults who fail to achieve the MINIMUM 8 hours that you should get every…

Kamshad Raiszadeh, M.D.

Dr. Raiszadeh's completed medical school at UC San Francisco, orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis and his Pediatric and Adult Spine Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU in New York City. He has 20 years of experience with the broad range of spine surgery including minimally invasive surgery, complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis and kyphosis, and cervical spine disorders. During this 20 years he has noticed a dramatic increase in patients turning to surgery for treatment of neck and low back pain, but many of them not getting their desired long-term result. He therefore became increasingly interested in improvement and standardization of non-operative treatment. By developing the best aspects of non-operative treatment in an atmosphere of empowerment to maximize the body’s own healing capacity, he noticed that many fewer patients required surgery, and the ones who underwent surgery had much better long term results.