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spinemonitor: Neck & Back Pain eNewsletter from April 27, 2011
Jeffrey S. Roh, MD presents a case that demonstrates substantial cervical degenerative disease. Daniel K. Resnick, MD discusses the case.
Featured Case Study
Presented by:
Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

The patient has a one-year history of progressive right-side neck and arm pain. Pain radiates down her right arm with decreased sensation in a C6 dermatomal pattern. Multidisciplinary, non-operative treatments have not reduced her symptoms. Discussion by Daniel K. Resnick, MD.

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cervical right oblique x-ray shows multilevel spondylosis
Fig. 3: Right oblique
How Would You Treat This Patient
Technology Case Study
Presented by:
Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD
David W. Polly, Jr., MD

A 7-year history of lower back pain, averaging 6/10 to 7/10, is non-responsive to multiple and varied non-operative therapies. This engaging case presents some of the complexities in ferreting out the diagnosis of the SI joint as a contributor to low back pain.

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Featured Technology
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Featured CME Event
SMISS 2011 Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Up to 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

October 21-23, 2011
The Paris Hotel & MERIN and MedCure Labs
Las Vegas, NV

SMISS 2011 will feature:
A full-day cadaver lab on Friday, with separate tracks in both MIS Essentials and MIS Advanced Technologies.
Two days of CME-accredited didactic sessions, including research updates, in-depth technical lectures, small-group case discussions, and abstracts on the latest developments in MIS.
Multiple Technology Forums showcasing the latest technology in detailed presentations, videos, and hands-on display.
Lunchtime Case Discussions in the Exhibit Hall.
Ample time to network and enjoy the attractions of Las Vegas with colleagues and friends.
    Course Director:
Bradford L. Currier, MD

Board of Directors:
James D. Schwender, MD
William R. Taylor, MD
D. Greg Anderson, MD
Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD
Larry T. Khoo, MD
Kevin T. Foley, MD
Frank M. Phillips, MD
Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD

Register Online

Abstract Submissions
Online CME

SMISS '10 Highlights Series: MIS Strategies for Low Back Pain, and the Pre-sacral Technique
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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SMISS 2011 Annual Meeting
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