Items Tagged ‘UCLA Spine Center’

Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

June 3, 2016

Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Today’s teens love their smartphones. Many parents, tired of competing for attention with the ever-present devices, would say cell phones are a pain in the neck. Turns out, those parents might be right. Doctors who specialize in spine disorders report that more patients are complaining of a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “text neck” — […]

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Tags: cell phones, Dr. Langston T. Holly, ergonomic guidelines, smartphones, teens, text messages, text neck, texting, UCLA Spine Center


November 21, 2011

Jonathan’s Story – UCLA Spine Center

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  Already battling multiple sclerosis for 25 years, Jonathan Horne saw things go from bad to worse when he began experiencing pain that shot through his shoulders and neck. The pain was so bad that Jonathan could barely get out of bed and needed help to do even the most simple tasks. “My wife Barbara […]

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Tags: Dr. Langston Holly, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories, UCLA Spine Center


June 30, 2011

James’ Story – UCLA Spine Center

By Edna Edna

  James Matthews thought the increasing levels of pain in his neck and the numbness that ran down his right arm were just a routine part of getting older. “All through these 10 years, I accepted it, thinking it was normal,” says the 54-year-old administrative manager. But the symptoms James was experiencing were anything but […]

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Tags: Dr. Nick Shamie, orthopedic, patient stories, UCLA Spine Center


December 8, 2008

Laminectomy – Mike’s Story

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I was diagnosed with a rare spinal cord condition at the age of 31. I live in Columbus, Ohio, but was encouraged to find the best medical center for treatment. I began traveling around the country from hospital to hospital (including the Mayo Clinic, Mass General, the Cleveland Clinic, Cedars Sinai…) to see doctor after […]

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Tags: Dr. Langston Holly, Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf, laminectomy, UCLA Spine Center