As a spine surgeon in an academic institution, I see a lot of the challenges that people face in trying to manage their back, neck, sciatica, pinch nerve, imbalance or other neurologic problems that may be referable to their spinal system. Frequently, I get patients to see me because nobody else has been able to…[read more]
Bertolotti’s Syndrome is the clinical presentation of back pain, sciatica (electrical pain that shoots down the leg), or both, associated with the congenital anomaly of a bone in the spine rubbing against part of the pelvis, also known as a lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV). Because of the overlap of the symptoms with other more common…[read more]
Core Commitment Curriculum I am well acquainted with the ravages of being out of shape and overweight. After all, I am the repairman for the human spine, and I have lived through it somewhat myself. I see obese patients with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, severe osteoarthritis among many…[read more]
Dr. Arthur Jenkins discusses Bertolotti Syndrome as well as his extensive experience on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Johnson have an in-depth conversation about low back pain, past patient stories, and much more. Click here to listen to the podcast.
I am debuting a new post-COVID fashion statement: The necktie has been around since the 17th Century, when the cravatte was introduced as part of French military uniform, and has been changed, updated, and modified several times since then to the necktie as we know it today. One big problem with the necktie, at least…[read more]