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Spinal Imaging: X-ray vs. MRI

Added by on September 30th, 2013, filed under Dr Weston

Plain film x-rays are excellent at providing information about overall alignment and spacing of the of the separate spinal bones. Frequently used in this setting of acute trauma looking for fractures and/or dislocations of the spine to some lesser extent they also can be valuable in diagnosing degenerative problems . loss of disk spacing as […]

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HealthTap.com awards Dr. Weston as “Portland’s Most Influential”

Added by on May 1st, 2013, filed under Dr Weston

Dr. Weston was recognized today as Portland, Oregon’s “Most Influential” Doctor today. This is in addition to being ranked #4 Nationwide Backpain Specialist. Healthtap.com is a consortium of thousands of physicians volunteering thier time and expertise to answer medical questions. Directly from Healthtap.com: Our mission We’re dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being by providing […]

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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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Insurance

Added by on December 26th, 2012, filed under Dr Weston

We are approved with most major insurance plans as of today. Exceptions are Medicare and State plans (Medicare/OHP). Medicare patients can use Dr. Weston’s expertise outside of the scope of Medicare.  

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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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