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Fighting for Healthcare…. fighting for you

I had a chance to sit down with Congressman Tom Price, MD, an orthopedic surgeon serving Georgia‚Äôs Sixth Congressional District this past november at the yearly conference of the North American Spine Society. In this video, Dr. Price and I discuss the Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and Medical Liability Reform. While both issues are seemingly unrelated in scope, Dr. Price explains how the two were tied up together during the last Congress and shares his thoughts on the fate of the IPAB and Medical Liability in this Congress. To begin watching this interview, please click the images here. We will keep you, the patient, informed ! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Dr. John Finkenberg

Core Strengthening – Stop Back Pain in its Tracks !

With nearly everyone experiencing back pain at some point in life, working to avoid back pain is key. With a number of simple strengthening exercises, you can minimize your chance of developing disabling back pain or minimize the severity of it if you already have it.

I will start you off with the simple plank today. More will be added to this one you’ve got the plank down !

The plank: Laying on your stomach on the floor, feet shoulder width apart, lift yourself up onto your elbows. Keep your body and back straight. Your stomach muscles might quiver – showing how deconditioned they are ! Try to maintain this pose for up to 60 seconds. If this is your first time, start slow: 15 seconds. Stop if you have any back pain with this exercise. Repeat this 3 times.

Next, the side plank. Stay tuned. Register with us and leave your comments and thoughts below.

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Our Alvarado Orthopaedic Medical Group is a group of highly trained San Diego orthopedic surgeon s bringing you the very latest treatments for orthopaedic injuries and conditions. Over thirty years of experience in San Diego has made us the leader in orthopaedic excellence. Our physicians treat patients and athletes from all walks of life, including people like you. We offer complete and comprehensive orthopedic care, including spine, sports medicine, joint reconstruction, foot and ankle and hand surgery.