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Safely Incorporating Weightlifting for Core Strength

Safely Incorporating Weightlifting for Core Strength

Building a strong core will support your spine and will help reduce the severity and frequency of back pain episodes. Physician Assistant Martha Magnuson shares some weightlifting techniques to help you safely strengthen your core!

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Joseph H. Perra

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Joseph H. Perra

Get to know spine surgeon Dr. Joseph H. Perra. In his video Dr. Perra shares, "I discovered my interest in medicine during college, but I knew my calling was the spine when I did a scoliosis surgery during my residency. I was inspired by the immediate gratification of aligning the spine and changing someone's life for the better."

How to reduce back pain from arthritis

How to reduce back pain from arthritis

Minor lifestyle modifications and low intensity exercise and/or a formal physical therapy program are important mainstays in the management of arthritic back pain. Read on to learn more helpful tips to reduce your back pain from arthritis.

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Kevin J. Mullaney

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Kevin J. Mullaney

Dr. Mullaney states, "We treat you as an individual, not just an x-ray or MRI image. We care about you and do everything we can to put you on the road to recovery. And we do that together. I was raised to be straightforward, so you'll always hear the truth. Whether or not you need surgery, I want you to understand all of your options."

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Bayard C. Carlson

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Bayard C. Carlson

Dr. Carlson states, "I want you to be fully educated about this process. I will take the time to sit down to answer questions and go over images so you understand what I am thinking and why - with honesty and transparency. We're in this together."

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Manuel R. Pinto

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Manuel R. Pinto

Get to know spine surgeon Dr. Manuel R. Pinto. Dr. Pinto states, "I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and I never thought about being anything else. I love helping people."

How to Improve Your Balance

How to Improve Your Balance

Balance is something that we don’t often realize we have until we lose it. We have some tips for maintaining your muscles and joints as they play an important role at keeping us all upright and moving.

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Eiman Shafa

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Eiman Shafa

Dr. Shafa shares, "I get to know my patients because I want to know who they are and their goals after surgery."

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Ensor E. Transfeldt

Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Ensor E. Transfeldt

Dr. Transfeldt states, "I feel privileged to have built on the legacy of our founder, Dr. John Moe, and I am excited to see my younger colleagues continue building. They will help lead healthcare into the future with multi-disciplinary, integrated, patient-centered care. At Twin Cities Spine Center, we are part of a patient’s whole spine journey."

Improving Core Strength for a Healthy Spine

Improving Core Strength for a Healthy Spine

Having a strong core is important as it stabilizes your body and supports your spine. It can help us to maintain mobility as we age, and aid in preventing falls and subsequent injuries.