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our mission is to provide our patients the highest level of comprehensive care available in the northern california region. our surgeons, physicians and diagnosticians endeavor to be advocates for our patients while providing a complete spectrum of treatments that includes education, conservative rehabilitation, and minimally invasive procedures to the most complex of surgeries.
spine technology of the future: the artificial disc

low back pain due to degenerative disc disease is a very common problem. it is estimated that 80% of our population will have at least one episode of severe back pain during their life. between 2 to 5% of the working population will suffer disability due to back pain and about 50% of these will be permanently disabled to some degree. most patients will respond to non-operative treatment. for the occasional patients who do not respond to non-operative treatment, surgery is considered. the mainstay of surgical treatment to date has been spinal fusion. this procedure involves fusing or �gluing together� adjacent vertebra so they no longer move.  read more >>

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tips to a healthy back

standing: keeping one foot forward of the other, with knees slightly bent, takes the pressure off your low back.

sitting: sitting with your knees slightly higher than your hips provides good low back support.

reaching: stand on a stool to reach things that are above your shoulder level.

moving heavy items: pushing is easier on your back than pulling. use your arms and legs to start the push. if you must life a heavy item, get someone to help you.

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