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Jan 18, 2020

15 Questions to Ask an Orthopedic Surgeon

Find out what’s at stake with your surgery. Orthopedic surgery could be anything from a minimally invasive procedure to a complex reconstruction involving hours on the operating table. Click here to read more. READ MORE

Jan 13, 2020

Does Harvey Weinstein Really Needs That Walker

Is he just trying to drum up sympathy as his trial begins this week? Dr. Fischer shares her opinion. Read the full story here. READ MORE

Dec 24, 2019

Sciatica: Disease or Symptom?

Many people believe that sciatica is a disease, but that’s not true. Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical problem that is related to the sciatic nerve. The largest nerve in the body, it begins in the spinal cord and run down through both buttocks and legs to the feet. When the sciatic nerve [...] READ MORE

Dec 16, 2019

Exercising and Lower Back Pain

Many people think that the best remedy for lower back pain is to rest and take it easy, but the opposite is true. Movement and exercise, when done properly, can get you on the road to recovery more quickly. Serious back pain that is constant, keeps you awake, radiates to other body parts, or is [...] READ MORE

Dec 05, 2019

11 posture mistakes you’re probably making — and how to fix them

Do you take stretch breaks? Experts say you should. Click here to read the full article READ MORE

Nov 26, 2019

Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Avoid It

One of the most common health complaints is back pain, affecting many aspects of a person’s life. It can strike at any age and occur suddenly or creep up slowly. It ranges from mild to severe, even becoming debilitating in some cases. The back is comprised of an intricate system of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons [...] READ MORE


Nov 21, 2019

Why this orthopedic surgeon insists women should ‘sit like a man’

What does it mean to sit like a man? Click here to read the full article. READ MORE

Nov 21, 2019

5 Things to Blame For Daily Back Pain

Back pain is bothersome, irritating, energy depleting, and worthy of a whiny text to your best friend, mom, or anyone who will listen. But did you know this specific ache is also shockingly common in adults? Click here to read the full article. READ MORE

Nov 12, 2019

Text Neck: A Sign of the Times

Throughout the history of medicine, there are numerous things that can cause injury or discomfort to the neck. It is a modern phenomenon that over-texting on your cell phone can be added to that list. Dr. Fischer in New York City has encountered an increasing number of patients with complaints related to text neck in [...] READ MORE

Oct 08, 2019


If you routinely take public transportation in a city like New York, you, like me, may also play the “Count the Cotton Canvas Tote Bags” game on one or both legs of your daily commute. Read the full article and Dr. Fischer’s tips on carrying heavy one sided bags. READ MORE

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