Author:

Kamshad Raiszadeh, M.D.


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Mindset

Simple Meditation Methods

By on November 14th, 2016

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Congratulations. You’ve just calmed…


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Spine conditions

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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Spine conditions

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…


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Spine conditions

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.


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Mindset

Confidence/Competence Loop

By on October 3rd, 2016
It makes sense, right? Our success accelerates when we become more confident. This Confidence/Competence loop is described by psychologists as a feedback loop with confidence improving with competence and vice-versa. Without confidence, we revert to fear, and as a result we have a hard time taking action. When we become fearful, we get more tentative and procrastinate.