Category Archives: Spine

Jason H. Thompson, MD

Stenosis? Arthritis? What is the difference?

  One of my patients asked me about the difference between Spinal stenosis and Arthritis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots (National Institute of … Continue reading

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Lori Stephens, MBA, OTR/L

Backpack Safety

  With the incredible summer we experienced this year, chances are many of you were enjoying the great outdoors. In the Puget Sound area, that often includes hiking in the Cascades or the Olympics with a day pack or backpack. … Continue reading

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Jason H. Thompson, MD

The Relevance of Robotics

  One of the hot topics in surgery these days – whether it’s for surgery on a spine or anywhere else – is robotic surgery. My patients are often curious about the benefits that the robot manufacturers are claiming, and they want … Continue reading

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Carolyn Salazar, OT

7 Ways to Make Sure Your Office Isn’t Working Against Your Spine

  Properly positioning your body and using good body mechanics when you’re at your office workstation are important to keep your spine and body healthy, especially if you are returning from an injury or surgery. Here are some simple tips … Continue reading

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