The BASIC Back-Story – The History of the Brain And Spine Institute of California

The BASIC Back-Story – The History of the Brain And Spine Institute of California

by Dr. 'Ty" Thaiyananthan, December 19, 2014

Why did we create The Brain and Spine Institute of California? Frankly, it’s a question I get asked a lot – by colleagues in the medical industry and also by patients who’ve take notice of the unique way we deliver care. The answer is actually really simple, even though it … Continue reading

Filled under : Spine Conditions
Cam Newton’s Car Accident – Injures Back “Fractures Transverse Process”

Cam Newton’s Car Accident – Injures Back “Fractures Transverse Process”

by Dot Ronan, December 10, 2014

BASIC Physician on Pain Tolerance & Recovery from Transverse Process Fracture BASIC Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ty Thaiyananthan was interviewed by the Charlotte Observer this week, to discuss news of Carolina Panthers’ starting quarterback Cam Newton’s recent car accident that caused transverse process fractures in his spine. While most people have some … Continue reading

Filled under : Injuries and Accidents
President John F. Kennedy – Did His Bad Back Play a Role in his Assassination?

President John F. Kennedy – Did His Bad Back Play a Role in his Assassination?

by Dot Ronan, November 21, 2014

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while in an open convertible car in Dallas, Texas.  It was an event that left the nation and many parts of the world in a state of mourning.  This historic event fosters conspiracy theories to this very day and is … Continue reading

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Dr. Ty Explains How Important Bedside Manner Is To Becker’s Spine

Dr. Ty Explains How Important Bedside Manner Is To Becker’s Spine

by Carrie Gonzales, October 10, 2014

What does the phrase really mean when it comes to high quality spine care? At BASIC, we talk a lot – to our patients, on our website and in our blog about high quality spine care. But when the rubber meets the road, one of the things that matters most … Continue reading

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Star’s Football-Related Back Injury a Cautionary Tale for All

Star’s Football-Related Back Injury a Cautionary Tale for All

by Carrie Gonzales, September 12, 2014

Whether or not you are thrilled about the start of the new football season, there is a lot to be learned from a football-related back injury. Recent sports headlines have been filled with commentary on college and professional players who have suffered injuries. There is concern about how their pain … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Quits WGC Bridgestone in Need of Rehab after Back Surgery

Tiger Woods Quits WGC Bridgestone in Need of Rehab after Back Surgery

by Carrie Gonzales, August 4, 2014

For EVERYONE – Rehab after Spine Surgery takes time, focus and patience Tiger Woods and anyone watching the WGC Bridgestone Championship at Firestone Country Club this past weekend hoped the four months of rehab after back surgery that he had given himself would be enough for him to play a … Continue reading

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Blake Griffin’s Fracture in the Back and Not “Playing Through Pain”

Blake Griffin’s Fracture in the Back and Not “Playing Through Pain”

by Carrie Gonzales, July 30, 2014

Blake Griffin Fracture in the Back and FIBA Future A fracture in the back has prompted Los Angeles Clippers basketball forward Blake Griffin to leave the USA Team training camp for the FIBA World Cup next month. Even though the injury was sustained during the NBA playoffs earlier this year, … Continue reading

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