Gardening Pains: Prevent Back Injury When Doing Yardwork

Ali Moshirfar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of spine surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Tina Poore, MSHA, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and manager of acute care rehabilitation and the joint/spine service lines…

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Parkinson’s patient shows inspiring improvement with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) treatment

Parkinson's patient holding a football

Regaining Control Deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure provides new hope by keeping Parkinson’s symptoms in check For Bachir Flih (pronounced “Flee”), the symptoms happened out of the blue: a tremor in his right index finger accompanied by fatigue that lasted throughout the day. With a busy job as the dining service manager for a retirement…

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Inova Begins Era of MRI-guided Neurosurgery with Implantation of Deep Brain Stimulator

Mahesh Shenai, MD, MBA, is a specialty care physician at the Inova Movement Disorders Program at the Inova Neuroscience & Spine Institute. He has a special interest in functional and restorative neurosurgery. Read Dr. Shenai’s profile. Last week, for the first time at the Inova Health System, we performed brain surgery inside the MRI scanner…

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