Blog Archive

Numb hands Oct 1st, 2019

A few weeks ago a new patient came to my office and was complaining that her hands were feeling numb and cramping during the night. This has been going on for the last few months and has been getting worse. Associated with the numbness has been some slight to moderate...

Why Did I Need Neck Surgery? Oct 1st, 2019

When I was in 7th grade gym class doing wrestling a fellow student had twisted my neck in a headlock and caused some damage to my discs in my neck. Ever since I’ve had yearly episodes of severe neck stiffness and pain that I treated with the rest, ice, anti-inflammatory...

What Does a Broken Ankle Feel Like? Aug 27th, 2018

 If you ever wondered what a broken ankle feels like, let me tell you about my experience. There I was skiing downhill trying to catchup to my wife on a beautifully sunny day with fresh packed snow and no crowds. Suddenly, I catch an outside edge of my ski and...

YOUR DOCTOR'S BACK PAIN Dec 20th, 2016

Well,  have you ever wondered what your orthopedic surgeon does when his/her back goes out?  Well in 1994 I was helping to lift a 350lbs patient and felt a big pop in my back.  Over the next week the pain got so bad it would take me 10 minutes to...