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3d printing in spine surgery
Dr Poelstra Featured in Becker’s Spine Review
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2021-04-28

Dr. Poelstra of The Robotic Spine Institute of Las Vegas has been featured in Becker’s Spine Review. The discussion is on the impact of 3D Printing technology in spine surgery and how it has already become one of the most exciting developments in recent years. Excerpt from the interview… Question: How do you see 3D-printing […]

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The Different Stages of Degenerative Disc Disease
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2021-04-06

A Guide to Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease According to the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, by the young age of 35, an estimated 30% of individuals will begin to display signs of disc degeneration. By age 60, greater than 90% of the population will experience some level of disc degeneration. Although […]

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What is Scoliosis or Flat Back Syndrome?
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2021-04-06

The human spine is a brilliant feat of biological engineering, capable of providing support, balance, rigidity and flexibility when needed. In it’s natural, ‘normal’ state, the spine has two opposing curves that create a natural S-like shape. These curves provide balance, positioning the head directly over the pelvis when looking at it from the side. […]

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Ways to Decompress The Spine at Home
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2020-06-22

Back pain impacts millions of adults across the United States every year, and is a leading cause of time off work and lost wages. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), more than 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. Although professional diagnosis and treatment […]

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4 Signs You May Need Back Surgery
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2020-06-08

According to research from Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, back problems rank among the most common complaints patients bring to doctors, with over 65 million adults reporting a recent case of back pain, and 16 million adults each year reporting persistent or chronic pain (Health Policy Institute). This results in over 500,000 adults undergoing back […]

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What is Conservative Spinal Treatment?
By Kornelis Poelstra on 2020-01-14

Around the world, lower back pain is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal complaints. In fact, 50 percent of all working Americans have admitted to having back pain symptoms, and each year these missed work days due to back pain tally up to a total of 264 million lost days of employees being absent from […]

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