Posts Tagged “Burbank”

In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in Burbank: The Diagnosis of Cancer

By | June 3, 2015

I apologize for the long absence of new blogs, but I am not a professional author and turning out a regular blog is not easy for me. In addition we have bee very busy here at Schlesinger Pain Centers and I probably would not be posting today were it not for a patient who came […]

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Localizing the Lesion

By | May 22, 2015

I have been meaning to do a blog on the value of physiologic testing for some time now and Tuesday the perfect patient walked into the Burbank office of Schlesinger Pain Centers. Marcy Peters (not her real name) is an 85-year-old woman whom I have been treating for radicular back pain and neck pain for […]

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Mothers Day 2015

By | May 10, 2015

Brunch with my cousins in Long Island and then back to Los Angeles for Mothers Day Dinner with the girls. See you all tomorrow in the Burbank offices of Schlesinger Pain Centers.

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Not Perfect, But Nevertheless Brilliant

By | April 11, 2015

I watched from my desk at the Burbank office of Schlesinger Pain centers as Jordan Spieth gave the world a golf lesson during yesterday’s second round of the Masters. He was bold where the odds were in his favor and he laid up on the par 5 15th where they weren’t. He hit long beautiful […]

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Spinal Stenosis

By | March 31, 2015

As we said in an earlier blog spinal stenosis is a condition where there is narrowing of the spinal canal. As was the case with foraminal stenosis obstruction of an otherwise patent canal by a herniated lumbar disc does not qualify as stenosis because the epidemiology and treatment of disc disease is different from true […]

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By | March 11, 2015

Anatomy in addition to being the first course I took in medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is a constant part of my medical practice, precisely because as they taught me function usually follows form. This is so important that if I can I can define the anatomy I am usually […]

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The Predictive Value of MRIs in the Diagnosis of Axial Back Pain

By | March 5, 2015

Let us assume that 100 people complaining of pure axial low back pain come into the waiting room at Schlesinger Pain Centers in Burbank. For simplicity we will also assume that there are no malingerers or people with rare causes of back pain in the group. Using the prevalence data from the last blog we […]

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Predictive Value: Sickle Cell Anemia in China

By | March 3, 2015

Let us now assume that some overeager field worker from the World Health Organization has gotten a grant to take our easy, cheap, 99% sensitive and 99% specific test for Sickle Cell Anemia and start a screening program in Beijing. The test remains the same but the prevalence of Sickle Cell Trait, not Disease is […]

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Predictive Value: Sickle Cell Anemia in Nigeria

By | March 2, 2015

Now let’s take a look at the example that I have been promising you. Suppose we had a cheap test for Sickle Cell Anemia that is both 99% sensitive and 99% specific. That sounds like a pretty good test, doesn’t it?   Let’s say that we go to Nigeria and test 100,000 people for the disease. […]

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First Hundred Hang Free

By | April 1, 2014

In response to the tremendous interest generated by Lu Parker’s story on the use of inversion therapy to treat chronic low back pain, which aired on last Thursday’s segment of Health Smart on the KTLA 5, 10 o’clock news, Schlesinger Pain Centers is offering a free hanging to the first 100 people who call in. […]

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