Patient-Centered Radiation Safety

X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röentgen, a professor at Würzburg University in Germany. Experiments showed that these electro-magnetic rays could penetrate soft tissues but not bones. This speciality of X-rays has been particularly useful as a diagnostic tool. Medical imaging helps to detect broken bones. However, some patients do have concerns […]

By |March 18th, 2019|Spine Care News|

Prairie Spine Satisfied Patient Testimonials

At Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, patient experience and happiness is just important as wellness, treatment, and recovery. As our slogan says, “Expert Spine Care… One Patient At A Time,” we strive each and every day to make each patient experience as positive and successful as possible. Read below for our latest patient testimonials and click here for more […]

By |March 4th, 2019|Spine Care News|

Buying Walking Shoes That Fit

We recently discussed developing healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of injury, minimize back pain, and prevent its recurrence. Sometimes preventing or easing back pain is as simple as wearing the right shoes, particularly if you spend a lot of time standing or walking. Shoes with high heels and uneven wear, for example, can throw […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Spine Care News|

How to Prepare for an MRI

Last week, we looked at the different types of imaging that physicians use to diagnose spine health issues. This week, Physician Assistant Andrew C. Kitterman, at the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute tells patients how best to prepare for an MRI.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI for short, is a diagnostic imaging study that uses […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Spine Care News|