Cracking Your Back [Video]
Ask the Expert: Spine Video Series
About the video: Does cracking my back cause damage?
Summit Orthopedics spine specialists Steven Stulc, DO, David Spight, DO, and Jeffrey Pinto, MD shares insight on cracking your back and whether it can cause any damage.
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Pinto
Dr. Pinto’s approach:“Each surgical plan is patient specific. Together we will make the appropriate plan based on diagnosis, tests, and patient concerns.”
Dr. Pinto’s education: Dr. Pinto received his undergraduate degree at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. He continued to the University of Michigan Medical School for his medical degree in Ann Arbor, MI where he also completed his residency. He received advanced specialization training through two fellowships: Reconstruction and Fusion at Ulane Unviersity in New Orleans, LA, and Orthopedic Spine at the Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
Meet Dr. David Spight
Dr. Spight’s approach: “My greatest satisfaction in medicine is having the opportunity to educate patients about the relationship between structure and function, which allows them to gain the necessary knowledge to become active participants in their care.”
Dr. Spight’s education: Dr. Spight completed his undergraduate studies at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL and went on to receive his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His residency took place at Detroit Medical Center’s Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management, Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN.
Meet Dr. Steven Stulc
Dr. Stulc’s approach: “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”
Dr. Stulc’s education: Dr. Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.
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