Kai-Xuan Liu, MD, PhD, founder and chief endoscopic spine surgeon of Atlantic Spinal Care, New Jersey, has become a visiting professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, West China Hospital, located in Sichuan, China. Dr. Nansheng Cheng, Vice President of West China Hospital, announced the hospital’s decision and presented the certificate to Dr. Liu at a ceremony held in West China Hospital on April 18, 2011.
Top spine surgeon Dr. Liu explains better and safer alternative to traditional disc surgery.
Edison, NJ, February 2011 – When pain develops in the thoracic region of the spine—the area between your neck and your lower back—it can be a sign of serious trouble. Unlike the lower back, which routinely gets tweaked and strained, the thoracic spine is typically protected from injury because of its location: anchored by the rib cage on both sides, joining the lower back and neck to provide a safe enclosure for the heart and other vital organs.
Spine expert Dr. Lui on a better way to treat that pain in your neck.
Edison, NJ, January 2011 – A serious car accident left Michelle Petigny, 40-something from Manhattan, in pain most of the time from the spring of 2004 through the autumn of 2009. Severe cervical disc herniations—a protrusion of the gel-like material of the discs in her neck and lower back—had left her incapacitated, with near-constant pain in her head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back. “In 5 years I had 10 procedures. There was a lot of suffering,” she says. “The pain was near constant.” Physical therapy and an assortment of pain medications had done little to help her.
Top endoscopic spine surgeon Dr. Kaixuan Liu explains the newest remedy. At any given time, an estimated 15 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain, the vast majority of which can be traced to what doctors call a herniated or ruptured disc (and the rest of us know as a slipped disc or pinched nerve). It is a condition in which part of one of the discs in the spine bulges out and irritates the nerves nearby.