What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor? I am a firm believer in sharing information and educating the patient to help make an informed decision. The spine is very enigmatic, and people often have misconceptions regarding the causes of back or neck pain. More importantly, treatment for common back issues […]

What Do I Do To Promote A Healthy Spine?

What Do I Do To Promote A Healthy Spine? I often get asked what habits or exercises I perform to maintain a healthy spine. First and foremost, all spines age…..even doctors! Knowing that everyone’s spine will age and eventually cause discomfort is key in learning to accept low back pain and intervene when your back […]

Interview With Paul Saiz, MD

Interview With Paul Saiz, MD Do you know what the biggest obstacle to effective spine care is? According to Dr. Paul Saiz, the spread of misinformation causes many people to make poor decisions about back pain and choose to address the symptoms instead of fixing the problems. In a recent interview with Doctorpedia, Dr. Saiz […]

PODCAST: “Spinal Surgery and Skeletons with Dr. Paul Saiz”

PODCAST: “Spinal Surgery and Skeletons with Dr. Paul Saiz” With his many years of experience, Dr. Paul Saiz has a lot of stories to tell, and he recently shared a lot of them on his Doctorpedia podcast. Dr. Saiz is genuinely excited about up-and-coming advances in the field of orthopedics, including the prospect of lab-grown […]

What excites you about the future in Spine Surgery?

What excites you about the future in Spine Surgery? Spine is an interesting specialty. Currently, either an Orthopedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon can call themselves a Spine Surgeon. Back in the day, responsibilities in the spine world were divided up between Orthopedic Surgeons (Orthopods) and Neurosurgeons (NSurg). For example, if a patient needed a fusion AND […]

Do Hospital Rankings Really Matter?

Do Hospital Rankings Really Matter? If you haven’t noticed, when ranked by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), hospitals go out of their way to publicize their ranking. Why? Many patients actively seek out ranked hospitals for their care because they are of the opinion that rankings equal better care. Is that true?  A recent study […]

What is Herd Immunity?

What is Herd Immunity? I keep hearing this concept of herd immunity and how many scientists disagree on how effective this can be to combat the coronavirus. First, what is herd immunity? According to Google “Resistance to spread of disease within a population based on pre-existing immunity of a high percentage of individuals based on […]