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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…


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By on February 22nd, 2017

“YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS”

Have you ever had negative thoughts? Of course you have. It is a normal part of the human experience, but some people are better at hiding them than others. If you experience anxiety-producing thoughts, they become stronger over time, and if you try to suppress…


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Antidote to Anger and Victimhood: Regain Control

By on February 22nd, 2017

Chronic pain causes anxiety, which we respond to by trying to control the circumstances that cause it, whether it is a situation, person, or just thoughts. If we can’t control these, anger strikes. Anger is an understandable response to chronic pain. But anger, no matter how justified, will destroy…

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.