7Sep, 2016

What is Flatback Syndrome?

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What is Flatback Syndrome? By Dr. Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Spine Specialist When the lower back (lumbar spine) loses its normal swayback curve (lordosis) this can result in FLATBACK DEFORMITY.  The main symptoms of Flatback Deformity are difficulty standing up straight often associated with low back or leg pain.  Typically, these symptoms get worse towards the end of the day as the muscles supporting the back and legs fatigue.  In an attempt to adjust for the Flatback Deformity, patients may extend their hips by rotating the pelvis backwards […]

15Jun, 2016

Is it a Simple Case of Slouching or is it Scheuermann’s Disease?

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Scheuermann’s Disease of the Spine by Samuel Bederman MD, PhD Orange County Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Slouching, hunching forward or rounded back is often considered just poor posture.  In many cases, it is the result of a rarely recognized condition called SCHEUERMANN’S DISEASE.  Similar to Scoliosis, Scheuermann’s Disease is a structural exaggerated forward curvature in children and adolescents that can progress into adulthood. Slouching is often mistaken for poor posture which is flexible and corrects with standing more upright.  Scheuermann’s disease is a structural abnormality that develops during adolescent growth. It […]

24Sep, 2015

Why Do I Go On Medical Missions To Peru- Steve A. Mora MD

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by Steve A. Mora MD People always ask me why I go to Peru to do medical missions? I go because….my first 7 years of life were spent in Peru. I share a bond and a culture with the people of Peru. Although it was only the first  7 years of my life,  it was enough time for the culture and language to be impregnated into my being. Within those 7 years I was in a terrible car accident. I was a trauma patient in Peru. I was hit by a […]

22Sep, 2015

Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Knee Pain

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Knee Pain:  Did you undergo a  total knee replacement but still have knee pain?  Do you have knee pain despite already having traditional treatment options?  There is a technique that can help alleviate that pain. It is called Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the knee joint. When medications and physical therapy is not enough to manage the pain after a total knee replacement, Radiofrequency Neurotomy can provide a therapeutic alternative. This is a non-surgical option that uses radiofrequency waves to modulate the genicular nerves that provide painful sensation to the […]

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11Jul, 2015

The Treatment of Arthritic Knee Pain- It’s Not Always Easy

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The Treatment of Arthritic Knee Pain- It’s Not Always Easy by Steve A. Mora, MD Orange County Orthopedic Knee Specialist Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center I see patients with arthritic or degenerative knee pain on a daily basis.  Trying to figure out the cause of knee pain is a personal challenge.  I have a special interest in helping folks with arthritic knee pain.  One of the reasons why I am passionate about keeping up with current research regarding arthritis is that I personally have knee pain secondary to a childhood […]