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Should You Try CBD for Spine Issues?

Written by Dr. Peter Derman Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a substance derived from the Cannabis plant that has recently exploded in popularity as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Patients frequently ask me about the safety and purported benefits of CBD for spine-related issues. Read on for a synopsis of what you should […]

How a New Treatment for ADHD Might Offer Relief for Epilepsy

There’s new hope for those who suffer from the debilitating condition of epilepsy. A minimally invasive procedure recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children holds promise for helping the 65 million people suffering from epilepsy. One of the neurosurgeons who helped evaluate this new treatment […]

Dr. Isador Lieberman: A Pioneer of Robotic Surgery Looks to the Future

In a remarkable “sign of the times” for surgery, the Senhance robot recently became the first new robotic surgical system to receive FDA approval since 2000. According to an article in “Health Care Business,” during the procedure, “the surgeon sits in an ergonomically comfortable position and can see inside the patient’s body via 3D visualization. Senhance’s […]

How Technology is Changing Patient Education Resulting in Peace of Mind and Better Outcomes

Healthcare providers, such as Texas Back Institute, have discovered a new tool for helping patients get better faster, and it has nothing to do with a new drug or medical device. It is engagement technology, such as mobile devices and secured electronic health record apps, which allow patients to understand their condition and treatment and gain […]

An Artificial Vertebra is “Printed” and Implanted in Youngster in China

What Does This Mean for the Future of Medical Innovation in the U.S.? Dr. Isador Lieberman, an expert on spine surgery at Texas Back Institute, did not hesitate when he was asked if the news of the first 3-D printed vertebra occurring in China surprised him. “Absolutely not,” he said. “China has great doctors, outstanding […]

Artificial Intervertebral Discs and Beyond: A North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Symposium

The Spine Journal, Volume 2, Issue 6, November-December 2002, Pages 460-463 Scott L. Blumenthal, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Richard D. Guyer, Stephen Hochschuler, Paul McAfee, Rolando Garcia, Richard Salib, Hansen Yuan, Casey Lee, Rudolph Bertagnoli, Vincent Bryan, Robert Winter Subject Lumbar Total Disc Replacement , New Technologies Introduction This is a synopsis of a symposium presented to the North […]

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