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Don't let holiday shopping be backbreaking
It's a well-known fact that holiday shopping can be hard on your wallet. But it's less well known, perhaps, that it can also be hard on your back. Read on to learn a few simple tips that can help save your spine.
Tianna's Spine Story
In her story Tianna shares, "I credit TC Spine with my happier outlook because I’m finally now pain free! I can’t believe I lived with that much pain for so long and thought it was "normal."
The Importance of Posture, Balance and Flexibility
Good posture, balance and flexibility are very important to focus on as we age. Follow these suggestions to retain your stability and range of motion so you can enjoy better mobility and a healthier life.
Strengthening Exercises for Hockey Players
Ice hockey helps strengthen all areas of the body, but the focus is truly the legs and the core. It’s important to have a strong core to help support your spine. This blog will go through some common ice hockey exercises that you can use to help bring your game to the next level, and ultimately help to keep your back free from injury.
Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Eduardo C. Beauchamp
Get to know spine surgeon Dr. Eduardo C. Beauchamp. Dr. Beauchamp shares, "No matter the age, it’s important to build trust. I understand this can be scary. But we’re a team. I’m here to provide the information you need to make the best decisions for your health."
How to Sleep Better with Back Pain
Quality sleep can help prevent or reduce back pain, and knowing what to do to help improve sleep when you have back problems can help cope with pain, recovery and healing. Nurse Practitioner Aimee LaMere shares some great tips for a better night's sleep!
Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Amir A. Mehbod
Get to know spine surgeon Dr. Amir A. Mehbod. In his video Dr. Mehbod states, "Being a doctor isn't just about treating someone's pain by looking at their MRI scan. It's about treating the whole human being - getting to know them - educating them about their options - and coming to a decision together about the best course of action."
Text Neck: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention
Do you spend a lot of time hunched over your cell phone or tablet? If you are feeling neck pain, you may be experiencing Text Neck. Physician Assistant Cate Pandiscio explains the causes and symptoms of Text Neck, and offers suggestions of what you can do to prevent developing this condition.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Timothy A. Garvey
Learn more about spine surgeon Dr. Timothy A. Garvey. Dr. Garvey states, "I feel privileged to work here at Twin Cities Spine Center, blessed to be part of such a great team."
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Twin Cities Spine Center’s providers are committed to preventing opioid dependency without sacrificing patient care and satisfaction. Learn what steps our care teams are taking to keep our patients safe.