Dr. McCormick Named 2019 “Super Doctor”

Jun. 4, 2019

Are you looking for the best spine surgeon in the New York area? We have good news for you. The list of 2019 Super Doctors is out, and it features outstanding doctors across dozens of medical specialties, including neurosurgery. Patients who are looking for the best doctor in a specialty can use this trusted list of Super Doctors.

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Practice Good Posture This May

May. 23, 2019

May is Posture Month. We know: Sometimes it seems like posture talk is everywhere already. There are reminders that range from a scolding parental “sit up straight!” to tsk-tsk news stories about our tech habits. Then there are pricey posture solutions that range from standing desks to balance ball chairs. Yet Americans still experience posture-related problems, ranging from headaches to foot trouble. As with so much that has to do with our health, it can be hard to know what’s … Continue reading Practice Good Posture This May

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Pain Control for Kids After Neurosurgery: What Families Should Know

May. 2, 2019

Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Feldstein knows patients and their families have a lot of concerns when it comes to pediatric neurosurgery. Some of those concerns are about discomfort or pain after the surgery. Postoperative pain is something Dr. Feldstein and the doctors at Columbia Neurosurgery have been addressing for some time. And it’s not just them—the topic is getting more widespread attention these days. Recent articles in The New York Times addressed both pediatric postoperative pain and the role of … Continue reading Pain Control for Kids After Neurosurgery: What Families Should Know

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Evan Johnson on Fear-Avoidance Behavior: The Vicious Cycle of Pain That Creates Pain

Apr. 24, 2019

If your back hurts enough, you might be so tired of the pain that you feel ready to have someone get in there with a scalpel and fix it. But surgery can only help when the pain is caused by a specific, identifiable problem that has a surgical cure. Straightforward examples include a tumor or a severe fracture, along with a host of other physical problems of the spine that have surgical cures. (You can read more about low back … Continue reading Evan Johnson on Fear-Avoidance Behavior: The Vicious Cycle of Pain That Creates Pain

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