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Avoid Golf Related Back Pain
Apr 30, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Back pain in golfers is a common problem. Much of it has to do with the mechanics of the golf swing and the forces on the spine. Physician Assistant Cate Pandiscio explains how you can prevent many injuries by following these tips. 1. ...
The Mechanics of Yard Work
Apr 16, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Don't let Spring yard work become a pain in your back! Physician Assistant Rebecca Pelkola shares some tips for keeping your back safe while cleaning up your yard this Spring: 1. Get Stronger. Now is the time to work on core strengthening...
Spring Cleaning Tips
Mar 23, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
It's SPRING, and I am sure many of you are starting to think about spring cleaning. Physician Assistant Rebecca Pelkola shares some tips to protect your back while you freshen up your home! 1. Take your time. Pushing yourself and moving...
Smoking and Back Pain
Mar 11, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Can smoking contribute to your back pain? Ultimately, the answer is yes. Jessica Knuppel, a physician assistant at Twin Cities Spine Center explains the link between smoking and back pain, and shares some tips for how to keep your spine...
Tips for Reducing Sciatica Pain
Feb 26, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Have you had pain that's radiating into your leg? You may be experiencing sciatica. There are multiple causes for sciatica but typically it's a result of a pinched nerve in the lower back. Given some time, often your sciatica can...
Working Safely from Home
Jan 29, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
It has almost been one year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Many people were forced to trade in their commute, work attire and office for a stroll to the kitchen counter in pajamas with a laptop in tow. And if the kitchen...
Walking Safely on Ice
Jan 21, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Winter is now in full force here in Minnesota and with a season that seems to dominate much of our yearly calendar, it does offer many outdoor activities. Many of these activities include sledding, skiing, ice fishing, and outdoor hockey....
Spinal Robotics at Twin Cities Spine Center
Jan 15, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Dr. Eiman Shafa, a spine surgeon with Twin Cities Spine Center and Director of Spine Robotics at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, successfully performed the first minimally invasive TLIF, which is a type of less invasive spinal fusion, using...
Get Your Spine Ready for Skiing!
Jan 08, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Physician Assistant Martha Magnuson provides some helpful information for staying safe out on the slopes! Snow is finally here and we want to get out there and enjoy it. Get in shape so you can stay out skiing all day by working on...
Taking Care of Mental Health During COVID
Dec 22, 2020 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Leslie Weide, MSW, LICSW, an experienced social worker with Twin Cities Spine Center, shares some thoughtful suggestions on how to best care for your mental heath during these challenging and sometimes difficult times: As we approach the...

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