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Back pain and injuries do not discriminate; you’re not alone. Even the most athletic, glamorous and famous people have to undergo intense surgeries and endure the struggle of therapy to get to full recovery. Behind the gold medals and Oscar awards, here are 10 famous spinal injuries you may have missed: 1. Usain Bolt The...
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The Knowledge of Medicine and Business: Lessons from a Surgeon Entrepreneur Dr. Robert Bray has done it all in his stellar 30+ year career as a Neurological Spinal Surgeon and Entrepreneur. He’s served his country as a Neurosurgeon in the United States Air Force, acted as the Founding Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders...
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Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. on Using an Integrative Approach in Sports Medicine Having served as a team physician for the U.S Olympic team and currently serving as Medical Director for Red Bull North America as well as team physician for Oracle Team USA, Dr. Bray knows a thing or two about treating some of...
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When Dr. Bray founded DISC Sports & Spine Center 14 years ago, he did so with the vision of creating an outpatient surgical environment designed by surgeons for the benefit of surgeons and ultimately the patient. With an ambulatory surgical center in Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach, Dr. Bray’s vision has come to life....
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Actress Jennifer Grey has been dancing for most of her life, even long before her breakout role in Dirty Dancing and appearance on Dancing With the Stars. Unfortunately, she had also been dealing with neck pain for most of her life. Jennifer first suffered from a neck injury sustained in a car accident, the pain...
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Athletes try to play through injuries all the time, some more serious than others, but the question has always lingered: is it safe? In the article above, Dr. Bray weighs in. For minor injuries, the most dangerous aspect of playing through the pain is the potential damage to other joints and ligaments surrounding the injured...
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In 2007, professional Mountain Biker Aaron Chase fell off an elevated walkway while competing in a contest and crushed his L1 vertebrae, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. The resulting surgery left him in chronic back pain for seven years due to a piece of ill-fitting metal hardware installed in his spine. When Aaron went to see...
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Risks of Same-Day Spine Surgery Must be Addressed as its Popularity Increases With the rising prevalence of same day surgery and ambulatory surgical centers, Spine Surgery Today asked an array of doctors to weigh in on the potential risks for patients. In this 2015 article, Dr. Bray comments on the rapidly growing institution of same...
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In 2008, Brad Walker was already the U.S. record holder in pole vaulting and within inches of the world record. While competing in the Olympic Beijing Games, Brad’s pole snapped and he fell onto the hard track from 20 feet in the air. He had torn a disc in his spine.
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In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter set out to identify the most elite doctors in all of Los Angeles. To determine who made the cut, they partnered with the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly, the U.S.’ preeminent medical-database authority, to identify the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties, all of whom are nominated by their peers...
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