Author:

Kamshad Raiszadeh, M.D.


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Opioids/Medications

Don’t let drug company marketing negatively influence your health

By on September 15th, 2016
When it comes to prescribing narcotic pain medications, I'm shocked when I recount how different things are now compared to when I was in my training. On two occasions in the past year , I received a call from the coroner telling me that my patient has overdosed on pain medication.


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Spine Strengthening

Surprising truth about back and core strength

By on September 14th, 2016
I treated a professional tennis player, let’s call him Alex. He was dogged by persistent back pain. Despite undergoing the best strengthening regimen the USTA could offer, we tested his back strength and he was significantly weaker than the general population.


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Mindset

Fear

By on September 13th, 2016
I just came across a Tumblr video regarding how to overcome fear, made by Brendon Burchard, a widely followed high performance coach and personal development trainer. I felt this was very apropos for patients suffering from chronic back and neck pain, and who haven’t taken control of their condition.


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Inspiration

My Eye Opening Bout with Back Pain

By on September 12th, 2016

“My body is falling apart” I thought to myself! It was the beginning of September 2015 and I had just returned from a routine Hawk Hill bike ride, which…


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Inspiration

How leaving medicine revived my love for it

By on September 12th, 2016

Leaving the highest paying job in medicine was a tough decision.

In 2014 I left the highest paying and most sought after job in healthcare. I was an orthopedic surgeon and lead…