Back Pain in Gymnasts; Managing Injuries for the Chicago Bulls

Episode 14.38 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One:

younggymnast.athleteDr. Kern Singh, Associate Professor, Co-Director Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush discusses common injuries and lower back pain in Gymnasts: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention.

Dr. Singh has an international reputation in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world and most recently was an invited guest lecturer to Saudi Arabia. He is also extensively involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery.

Dr. Singh is known for his excellent outcomes and his use of cutting-edgebackpain.medical procedures. He is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013. He frequently trains surgeons who observe his newly advanced surgical techniques in the operating room. He is also the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials involving cervical disc replacements and motion-preserving spinal technology.

Tips for athletes to prevent back injuries

 Segment Two:

Bulls broadcaster Steve Kashul and head team physician Dr. Brian Cole discuss the challenges of injury management for the Chicago Bulls: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Prevention and Training; the decision making process in clearing the injured player for return to play.

Injury Report Update

Photo Gallery: Bulls vs. Lakers (12.25.14)

Player Injury Status Updated
Pau Gasol Left chest contusion Probable vs. Pacers 12.29.2014
Taj Gibson Right ankle Probable vs. Pacers 12.29.2014
Joakim Noah Right ankle Probable vs. Pacers 12.29.2014
Kirk Hinrich Left hamstring strain Doubtful vs. Pacers 12.29.2014
Doug McDermott Right knee Out vs. Pacers 12.29.2014