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SpineZone’s Start to Summer Newsletter

Getting Out of Funkytown… The Science of Feeling Good Happiness Challenge    Grownup Lunchables Recipe     Provider Spotlight  “Talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk about ittttttt”… Feeling depressed, discouraged, and way down in Funkytown at times is normal in life, but it doesn’t have to become your normal. Have you heard… Continue reading SpineZone’s Start to Summer Newsletter

Can Mindfulness Woowoo Heal Physical Pain?

Can Mindfulness Woowoo Heal Physical Pain? Science Says “You Betcha It Can”, If You Actually Do It… I, for one, am ready to learn something new, something backed by science, something that was looked at as legitimate medicine thousands of years ago but in modern times has been often discarded as “woowoo”.   Neuroplasticity.  The… Continue reading Can Mindfulness Woowoo Heal Physical Pain?

27 Years of Sporadic Low Back Pain: Can Treatment at SpineZone Help Me?

Hey there, I’m Michelle, an active 51-year-old woman, a work-from-home copywriter, an avid traveler, a mom, and a chronic back pain sufferer. I just joined the marketing team at SpineZone this month and I’m starting their treatment program next month. I’m convinced my back will thank me.  When did my back pain start? Well, a… Continue reading 27 Years of Sporadic Low Back Pain: Can Treatment at SpineZone Help Me?

How leaving medicine revived my love for it

Leaving the highest paying job in medicine was a tough decision. In 2014 I left the highest paying and most sought after job in healthcare. I was an orthopedic surgeon and lead physician at Kaiser Permanente in the Sports Medicine department in San Marcos. My annual salary was more than Barack Obama’s and my job was pretty cushy.… Continue reading How leaving medicine revived my love for it

My Eye Opening Bout with Back Pain

“My body is falling apart” I thought to myself! It was the beginning of September 2015 and I had just returned from a routine Hawk Hill bike ride, which I had previously done more than 50 times without pain. I was starting to sniffle, but more worrisome was a strange soreness I felt on the left side… Continue reading My Eye Opening Bout with Back Pain

Meet the Father of SpineZone

Science has always been a huge part of my life. My father is a chemist and my mother a pathologist. They started a small clinical laboratory and me and my older 2 brothers grew up working in the family business watching my mother diagnose cancer by looking through a microscope, and seeing my father run large… Continue reading Meet the Father of SpineZone

How to Prevent Back Pain with Sleep, Diet, and Exercise

Many different factors can increase or decrease pain levels when it comes to chronic back pain. Therefore, effectively managing sleep, diet, and exercise can help reduce back pain. Sleep A good night’s sleep is essential to rest and recharge. Three hours before bedtime and onwards, one should avoid eating, exercising, and using electronics (cell phones, computers, televisions),… Continue reading How to Prevent Back Pain with Sleep, Diet, and Exercise

My journey with melanoma

It’s funny how I got into health… I was a typical start up guy: worked hard, traveled lots, ate fast (Trader Joe’s was my best friend) and exercised regularly. I spent my career in the coal pits of China where I saw climate change from ground zero. That experience led me to a simple mission: to reduce… Continue reading My journey with melanoma

Confidence Helps Heal Back and Neck Pain

I spent 10 years traveling the country setting up spine centers before I joined SpineZone in 2014 to manage operations for the company. During my travels I saw several outpatient rehabilitation programs with some more successful than others.  I was most interested in those programs designed for back and neck pain patients who had long-standing,… Continue reading Confidence Helps Heal Back and Neck Pain

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