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5 Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Back Pain Now

Chronic back pain is more than, well, a pain. It can be disabling, affecting a person’s ability to work and interfering with their quality of life. It can also be managed in part through lifestyle changes. “Even small alterations to your diet, exercise regime and sleep can help you manage chronic back pain,” said Charles … Read More
Published On: September 14, 2023

Surfers’ Radical Safety: 6 Tips to Avoid Traumatic Injury

The award-winning Hoag Spine Center has a message for surfers: “We hope never to meet you, but if you do get injured in the ocean, we’re here for you.” “Most neck and spinal cord injuries at the beach are caused by an ocean wave forcing your neck and spine into harmful, unnatural positions,” said Director … Read More
Published On: August 28, 2023

From Paralysis to World Record Holder Marathoner

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Two decades ago, Beth Sanden suffered her first spinal injury while preparing for the Boston Marathon and the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.  Sanden was going downhill, going 45 to 50 mph on a bike, when she slid over broken asphalt and flipped over.  “My spinal cord was like an accordion,” she … Read More
Published On: August 25, 2023

Hoag Welcomes Renowned Specialist to lead Pain Management Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 16, 2023) – Hoag is advancing the care and management of pain patients in Orange County with the addition of Charles De Mesa, D.O., M.P.H., who will serve as Chief of Interventional Pain, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Hoag Spine Center. He joins the multidisciplinary, specialized team of spine care … Read More
Published On: August 21, 2023

Hoag Recognized as Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County for Top-Quality Care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., August 1, 2023 — For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and ninth-best in California. The rankings also included national rankings in two specialty areas and recognition … Read More
Published On: August 11, 2023

Marathoner Regains Ability to Compete After Life-Changing Spine Procedure

When Beth Sanden found Dr. Burak Ozgur, Director for the Hoag Spine Center, she was losing hope. After visiting 5 other doctors, she wasn’t sure anyone would be able to help her back injury. “She went in and had a consultation. I didn’t get to be there, but when she came home, she was radiant,” … Read More
Published On: May 31, 2023

Ophthalmologist Appreciates Spine Surgeon Who Keeps an Eye on Details

Hoag Ophthalmologist Robert Jones, M.D., hadn’t slept well in more than four years. Leg pain and foot cramping kept him awake. He’d also had back pain for decades. But the neurologists and other physicians he had seen over the years didn’t seem to pay attention to the details that troubled Dr. Jones most. In 2018, … Read More
Published On: May 26, 2023
Tags: Story,Spine

Hoag Spine Center First to Offer EOSedge™ for Spine Imaging

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 24, 2023) – Hoag Spine Center has become the first in Orange County to adopt the EOSedge System, a cutting-edge technology that combines multiple imaging techniques to better diagnose and treat back pain in adults. The EOS imaging technology combines X-ray, low dose radiation modulation, and an innovative open cabin design … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023
Tags: Spine

Hoag Spine Center Adds EOSedge Spinal Imaging System

Hoag Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. is the first in Orange County to install the EOSedge system for spine imaging, according to a May 24 news release. The EOS imaging system combines x-ray, low-dose radiation and an open design to take high resolution images. It uses Flex Dose technology to modulate radiation exposure and is designed … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023