Broken Bone and Bone Spurs

#Spondylolisthesis- 21 yo with 6 years of severe back and leg pain. Fractures of the bony arch led his L5-S1 disc to wear out and his spine to shift. The shifting, bone spurs, and disc protrusion created compression of the nerves. Xrays revealed excessive motion at the bottom two discs. Dr Cyr removed the unstable […]

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It’s a Heavy Responsibility…

“It’s a heavy responsibility I carry with gratitude and humility, knowing that I’ve been entrusted to care for the health of my patients. I sincerely desire that every patient I treat will find the relief they seek and live a pain-free life.” ~Dr. Cyr ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.9 Stars. 160+ Reviews. Call #SASpine today to join the […]

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Can Dehydration Cause Back Pain?

Absolutely. The little discs that are wedged between the vertebrae protect the spine by absorbing the shock of your movements. These jelly-like cushions keep your bones from rubbing together by releasing and absorbing water. The discs rely on fluid to function. When there isn’t enough water in the body for the discs to absorb, they […]

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Another Reason to Quit Smoking

Here’s another reason to quit smoking: Your joints and discs will thank you. Nicotine from cigarettes, dip, and chewing tobacco cuts down on blood flow to your bones, joints, and to the cushioning discs in your back. It limits how much bone-building calcium your body can take in. It also breaks down estrogen, a hormone […]

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If You’re a Spine Specialist…

Our latest ad for SASpine (Surgical Associates in Spine)… If you are a Spine Specialist and interested in hearing more about our services, please contact us. One of the most successful Spine Practice Management companies in the country at your disposal. We help you focus on what you do best – practice medicine.

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Mayo Clinic Expertise in Texas!

Mayo Clinic in Rochester again has been ranked as the nation’s best hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–2020 “Best Hospitals” rankings. Not everyone can travel to Minnesota for care but SASpine can bring Mayo Clinic training to you. Dr Cyr is a Mayo Clinic trained spine surgeon with a reputation for delivering the […]

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Starting Immediately…

Starting immediately, Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi will serve patients in SASpine’s San Antonio location. With his caring disposition and desire to build understanding relationships with patients, Dr. Kakarlapudi is looking forward to combining his passion for patient care with minimally invasive spine surgery at SASpine. He is a member of the American Medical Association and was […]

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What Is Spinal Fusion?

What is spinal fusion? Spinal fusion is an orthopedic surgical technique that joins two or more vertebrae. This procedure can be performed at any level in the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar) and prevents any movement between the fused vertebrae. There are many types of spinal fusion and each technique involves using bone grafting – […]

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Back Pain? Don’t Stress Out…

At SASpine, we utilize a wide variety of nonsurgical options to give patients relief from their pain, including: Medication Management Epidural Steroid Injections Physical Therapy Vertebroplasty Kyphoplasty Joint & Nerve Blocks Physical Therapy Radiofrequency Ablations Selective Injections Growth Factor Injections Stem Cell Therapy Call us today to learn about our many treatment options!

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Why Are Imaging Tests Important?

Why are imaging tests important? Do the results confirm your diagnosis? Imaging tests are important when someone has Spinal pathology (something abnormal in the spine), neurologic deficits or complaints, muscle weakness, or neck and/or back pain, because this may indicate the potential need for surgical treatment and the correct procedure to perform. Instability is best […]

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Welcome Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi

Please welcome Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi to the #SASpine team! Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi is an orthopedic surgery specialist and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine and did a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Indiana Orthopedic Hospital and an additional fellowship with Laser Spine Institute. Dr. Kakarlapudi is excited to bring his […]

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Neck and Back Pain?

How do I get rid of neck and back pain? For minor, common causes of neck pain, try these simple remedies: 1. Apply heat or ice to the painful area.2. Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.3. Keep moving, but avoid jerking or painful activities.4. Do slow range-of-motion exercises, up and down, side […]

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Proud of Our Team

With every patient, our goal is to not only provide the highest quality of care, but also to deliver it with sincerity and compassion. Call today to join the ranks of the thousands of successfully treated patients. “So proud of our elite team at SASpine.” ~LeAnn Cyr, CEO & Founder of SASpine

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Is Spine Fellowship Training Important?

Is spine fellowship training important? “My belief is that spine surgery is one of those fields that really requires fellowship training to optimize the chance of success. The additional specialty training equips a surgeon with knowledge to do more complicated surgeries and even simple surgeries, with better outcomes.” ~Dr Steven Cyr, Mayo Clinic Spine Fellowship-trained […]

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As We Age…

As we age, our body naturally changes its shape causing us to be pitched forward. You can, however, delay this process with proper attention to posture and body mechanics, weight control, and improving core strength. There are many forms of exercise to improve core strength. Pilates and Yoga are two of the more popular ones […]

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It’s a Team Approach

At SASpine, our uniquely trained team of medical professionals have experience in treating all symptoms and conditions of the spine, from the cervical spine to the sacrum. “It’s a team approach and that’s what I believe separates our clinic from the rest.” ~Dr Steven Cyr, Chief Medical Officer If you suffer from neck or back […]

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A Message from SASpine’s CEO & Founder

A message from SASpine’s CEO & Founder, LeAnn Cyr: Everyone asks me exactly what SASpine (Surgical Associates in Spine) does. It’s not a traditional medical practice as most people think, but, rather, it manages medical practices…🔹🔹SASpine (Surgical Associates in Spine) operates as a turn-key medical practice management organization that focuses on helping Spine Specialists manage […]

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Customizing Treatment Options

At SASpine customizing treatment options to the individual is an important part of managing spinal problems. The wide variety of spinal disorders means that treatment options vary too. In fact, two people with the same spine condition may be managed differently because of differences in severity of symptoms and other medical factors that are unique […]

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Thank You Dustin Janzen

Surgical assistants are vital members of an operating room team and Dustin always manages to go above and beyond with a variety of tasks before, during, and after surgery. He also has a very active role during surgery such as maintaining a sterile environment, suturing patients, implanting devices, helping to stop bleeding, and much more. […]

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Update From Our CEO & Founder

SASpine update from our CEO & Founder, Leann Cyr: To say that 2018 was rough would be an understatement. We had difficulties that I never thought were possible, although all companies go through times of trials and tribulations, this I do understand. As is the life of many business owners and those born with that #entrepreneurial spirit. The […]

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Patients that suffer from chronic or intractable nerve pain in the arms or legs, and who have been unresponsive to nonsurgical treatments may be considered candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery combines technological advances with state-of-the-art practices that reduce both the size of the incision as well as the hospital stay. […]

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