The Importance of Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing

With coronavirus at the top of everyone’s mind, what we need to do in order to slow the spread, or “flatten the curve”, is a trending topic of conversation. Quarantine, isolation, and social distancing are all terms being thrown around, but what does that actually mean for how you should be modifying your routine right now? As part of our goal to keep our patients informed, we’ll be explaining why distancing, quarantine and isolation are important, and what to do if you find yourself having to isolate. How Coronavirus is Spread Unfortunately, this virus has been spreading easily and sustainably

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About Our Discseel® Procedure Facility

We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus,) and fortunately, our high standard of patient care and cleanliness proves to be beneficial. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) facility is designated for the exclusive, sole use of our select patients. Current CDC COVID-19 recommendations have always been a part of our infection control program designed to prevent transmission of all infections, including seasonal respiratory infections and COVID-19. Other community and academic hospitals with “open-door” policies such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, & other medical facilities find themselves under a different set of circumstances because

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All You Need To Know About The Coronavirus

Facts About Coronavirus In any situation of a serious health concern, it’s important to separate facts from sensationalism. It’s incredibly easy for misinformation to spread and to be considered fact, so we wanted to take a moment to discuss the facts about coronavirus, how you can protect yourself, and what we can all do to protect others. What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new coronavirus with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is being called COVID-19 because the official name for the disease is coronavirus disease 2019, with “CO” standing for corona, “VI” for virus,

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Dr. Pauza Featured in Spotlight Q&A for Becker’s Spine Review

Dr. Pauza Featured in Spotlight Q&A for Becker’s Spine Review Dr. Kevin Pauza was recently interviewed by Alan Condon of Becker’s Spine Review on the latest advancements in spine medicine and what treatments he believes are the future of the field.  In the interview, Dr. Pauza discusses his thoughts and experience with biologics for the spine, why he believes patients and payers are gravitating toward regenerative medicine rather than surgery, and his evaluation of new regenerative technologies. Dr. Pauza also describes his current research into other manners of using fibrin in the treatment of degenerated and herniated discs, as well

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FIBRIN IS THE ONLY TRUE SOLUTION FOR DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

WHAT IS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE? Our spinal discs serve a crucial role in the body because they absorb the many shocks and compressive forces that our bodies are subjected to. As we age, our spinal discs gradually lose their water and protein content, resulting in the decline of their flexibility, elasticity, and shock-absorbing characteristics. This gradual loss of fluid and function is part of the natural process of growing older and is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Degenerative Disc Disease isn’t truly a disease because everyone develops degenerated discs as they age. When the discs leak, people often

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Not Sure Spine Surgery is Right for You? 13 Things You Need to Know (from International Spine Specialist Dr. Kevin Pauza)

I’m Dr. Kevin Pauza, a recognized spine specialist and surgeon. For the last 30 years I have treated royal families, celebrities, and diplomats worldwide for back symptoms. In that time, I have seen just about everything related to back pain and the surgeries intended to resolve it. My own experience trying to improve patient outcomes led me to research and develop the use of a biologic that resolves the root cause of patients’ muscle spasms and sciatica without performing invasive spine surgery. This research on minimally invasive back procedures has revealed some important facts that anyone considering traditional spine surgery

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IS A LEAKY DISC CAUSING YOUR LOWER BACK PAIN?

A LEADING CULPRIT OF LOW BACK PAIN IS COMMONLY UNDIAGNOSED BY MANY PHYSICIANS. If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you have likely run the gamut of searching for solutions only to be left with more questions and mounting frustrations.  A major obstacle to successfully diagnosing and treating low back pain is not understanding that a leaky disc is often the source of your pain. Many patients are diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, however, it isn’t an actually a disease—it’s a name given to discs that have degenerated over time from normal wear and tear, causing them to steadily leak

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WHY TIGER WOOD’S BACK SURGERY WAS ‘PAR FOR THE COURSE’

Recently, Tiger Woods spoke with Robby Kalland of CBS Sports about his recovery after back surgery. “Health-wise, I continue to improve. Still no timetable on my return, but I’m excited to get back out there with the guys.”1 I work alongside Kevin Pauza, M.D., a spine specialist who focuses on treating patients who have had prior failed spine surgery. I recently spoke about Tiger Woods with Dr Pauza. “I wish Woods a full recovery, but unless he changes course, there’s little reason to feel optimistic about his recovery.” His thoughts are based on his personal experience associated with patients like

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9 LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY SPINE

Lifestyle choices play an important role in the health of your spine. When we are young, the bones in our spine are strong, our muscles are limber and our discs are at a healthy height, allowing us to move effortlessly. Participation in athletic activities coupled with poor body mechanics can mark the beginning of disc damage because excessive flexion and rotation of the spine can lead to annular tears in our discs. In our adult years, life gets busy with careers, families and hobbies, and it becomes easier to make poor lifestyle choices that unknowingly put extra force on our spine, leading

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