Spine & Back Health

May 3, 2017

Osteoporosis – Four Ways It’s Treated and Five Ways It’s Prevented

By Adam Kaufman, MD Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease,” meaning there are often no warning signs and the disease can occur without symptoms. However, patients who have sustained a fracture from a low-energy injury (fall from standing height, for example) may need to be evaluated for weak bones. The National Osteoporosis Foundation and other […]

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April 24, 2017

Have Your Own Back – Four Tips to Keep You on the Move

By Jennifer Morales, MD Proper body mechanics are key when it comes to overall health of the spine and reducing the amount of wear and tear. To ensure you stay up and moving, consider these tips. Bend at the knees and hips, not at the waist. Hold loads close to your body. When lifting, use […]

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April 14, 2017

Ask the Doctor – How Do I Avoid Neck and Back Issues While Doing Yard Work?

The warm weather of spring has arrived, bringing with it the responsibilities to begin many of our outdoor chores and hobbies. So we asked Dr. Bradley S. Davis of Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center for a little advice about avoiding injury. Q: What should I be mindful of when working in the yard or spring cleaning […]

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March 29, 2017

Back Pain Increasing as You Get Older? Four Ways to Reduce Back Problems

By Bradley S. Davis, MD What can we do to lessen back pain as we age? Unfortunately, we cannot avoid the natural wear and tear on our spines that occurs from living our lives. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a good start to preventing back pain. Here are some specific things we can do to […]

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October 12, 2016

Do You Have a Pinched Nerve? Our Rehab Specialist Has Answers

A pinched nerve often strikes out of the blue. It happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding bone or soft tissue, causing pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. “The feeling of a pinched nerve is described by my patients in many different ways, from fire ants to a sharp, stabbing pain. […]

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April 11, 2016

Are You Sitting Correctly at Work? How to Minimize Back Pain and Fatigue at Your Desk

“Most people have extremely poor posturing when sitting all day at a desk or computer,” said Jennifer Morales, MD, physiatrist at Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery Center and Mission Spine Center. “We were not built to live a sedentary life. With poor posturing, the neck and shoulders are protracted forward, which causes a lot of stress […]

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December 8, 2015

Mission Hospital Recognized by Becker’s for Neurosurgery and Spine

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2015 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.” The hospitals and health systems on this year’s list are national leaders in neurosciences, providing treatment for patients with various brain and spine […]

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