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New Location

Added by on February 18th, 2014, filed under Announcement

Thank you to Dr. Kassay for sharing her clinic space in Lake Oswego.

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Lower Back Pain: How to Know When Surgery is an Option

Added by on February 21st, 2013, filed under Dr Weston

Lumbar back pain is the second most common reason to see a doctor, second only to the common cold. So it is not unusual for your lower back to hurt; however, it can be very painful and last on average for six weeks. If on the physical exam by your physician they find tender tight […]

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Leg, Back Pain and the MRI

Added by on February 19th, 2013, filed under Dr Weston

Do you have chronic pain in your lower back or neck? Have you had a MRI or told you need one? Has someone told you surgery is your only option and the MRI confirms this finding? It’s important to know that getting a MRI to evaluate short-term lumbar back discomfort is often misleading. Although MRIs […]

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Trigger Points: Diagnosis and Management

Added by on November 15th, 2012, filed under Dr Weston

From the AFP: Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points. Patients […]

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