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Lumbar facet syndrome

By on October 24th, 2016
There are two facet joints that lie behind the discs, and together with the discs, control all movement of each spinal segment.


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Lumbar Isthmic Spondylolysis/listhesis

By on October 24th, 2016

Isthmic spondylolysis is a fracture that occurs in childhood but does not create much pain until a patient is in young adulthood. It is very common, occuring in 6% of the population and in most cases there are no symptoms. The fracture is usually due…


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Degenerative Disc Disease is not a ‘disease’

By on October 24th, 2016
Don’t be alarmed by a diagnosis of ‘degenerative disc disease’. This is not a progressive, threatening disease.
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.