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Dr. Kern Singh Discusses Opioids on ABC7 Chicago

The abuse of opioids has become a hot topic and some states have reacted by placing restrictions on how much doctors can prescribe to patients. This ABC7 report talks about the impact these regulations are having on patients with serious, painful conditions. Dr. Kern Singh talks about what his patients experience when the alternative pain control protocol he has developed is not covered by insurance.

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Dr. Kern Singh’s Research Paper Selected for 2nd Place Clinical Research Award

Dr. Kern Singh, an orthopedic spine surgeon and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was recognized by the Cervical Spine Research Society for his paper entitled “The Impact Of Local Steroid Application On Dysphagia Following An Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion: Preliminary Results Of A Prospectively, Randomized, Single Blind Trial.”  The paper was selected as the 2nd Place Clinical Research Award Paper by the Cervical Spine Research Society’s Awards Committee. Anterior cervical discectomy and [...]

Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Flacco, and Leonard Fournette Injury Report by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Dr. Kern Singh and Brian Cole discuss the injuries of Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Flacco, and Leonard Fournette's injuries, and what they could mean for the rest of the season.

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New Postoperative Spine Anesthesia Protocol Reducing the Need for Post-Surgical Narcotics

Chronic spinal pain is a multifactorial issue that requires a concerted effort amongst members of the multidisciplinary team in order to maximize patient outcomes while minimizing the need for narcotic medications. Oftentimes patients with spinal disability require surgical intervention. The need for spine surgery creates a significant amount of anxiety on the patient regarding the need and potential for narcotic abuse following the procedure. Although minimally invasive spinal techniques and surgical equipment have been developed allowing spine surgeons to treat [...]