Bulging Disc Pain Stops Masters Tournament Play

Bulging Disc Pain Stops Masters Tournament Play

by Dr. Oh, April 9, 2015

  Bulging disc pain can be so debilitating that it has the ability to prevent a PGA pro golfer, who may be teeing it up at the Masters Tournament in Augusta this weekend, from playing in the tournament. With the pros and amateurs alike hitting the links and driving ranges … Continue reading

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Low back pain-could it affect the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship?

Low back pain-could it affect the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship?

by Dr. Ty, April 6, 2015

Bet you didn’t think that the NCAA Basketball Championship Game and low back pain could even be remotely related. But the truth is athletes of any skill level can be prone to spine injuries. Basketball is no exception, especially with the repeated twisting motion of the spine during play. As … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain While Spring Cleaning

3 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain While Spring Cleaning

by Dr. Ty, March 27, 2015

Spring has sprung and now is the time when many people begin to tackle those cleaning and home maintenance projects they’ve been putting off all winter. While cleaning in general can be great exercise, when done incorrectly or too strenuously, it can lead to back pain and spine injury. In … Continue reading

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7 Celebrities Who Suffer From A Pinched Nerve Known As Sciatica Back Pain

7 Celebrities Who Suffer From A Pinched Nerve Known As Sciatica Back Pain

by Kim Pensenstadler, January 20, 2015

What do Dwight Howard, Tiger Woods, George W. Bush, Tony Romo, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Johnson, and Jennifer Grey have in common?  Other than the fact that they are celebrities and public figures, they all have suffered from sciatica.  While 80-90% of Americans will experience low back pain at some time … Continue reading

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 Kim Pensenstadler, 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

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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

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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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