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The Spine Treatment You Should Know About: Physical Therapy

Oct. 16, 2018

When physical therapy (PT) is part of a neurosurgical spine center like ours, you might think it’s used only to help patients recover from surgery. And while that is a great use of the service, physical therapy offers so much more. That message is underscored this October by the American Physical Therapy Association, which established October as National Physical Therapy Month. With that in mind, we’d like to share with you how the physical therapists here at The Spine Hospital … Continue reading The Spine Treatment You Should Know About: Physical Therapy

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Dr. McCormick Lends Expertise in Spinal Surgery to Subependymoma Study

Oct. 2, 2018

A subependymoma is a rare tumor that can affect the brain or the spinal cord. Spinal surgeon Dr. Paul C. McCormick recently joined forces with his colleagues from the Neurosurgery Department at Columbia to gain more insight into the nature of this tumor and the course of patients who develop it. They reviewed the records of Columbia patients diagnosed with subependymoma over the past 18 years and learned more about the origins and diagnosis of the tumor, as well as … Continue reading Dr. McCormick Lends Expertise in Spinal Surgery to Subependymoma Study

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BACK to School: Spine Health and Kids

Sep. 26, 2018

It’s the end of summer and students are back in school. This is a great time to think about the spine: Kids will be loading up their backpacks and sitting (slouching?) at their desks, while gym classes and sports teams raise special concerns for kids with spine conditions like scoliosis or Chiari. For tips on making every student’s back-to-school season as back-friendly as possible, read on.

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Dr. Angevine Promoted to Associate Professor

Sep. 24, 2018

  The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons held its annual luncheon over the summer to recognize promotions, honors and awards received by faculty members over the past academic calendar year. This year, we’re pleased to announce that Dr. Peter D. Angevine was honored for his promotion to Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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