1. About Disc Herniation

    Ashley Goordeen MD Below is a brief discussion regarding the anatomy, function intervertebral disc and what a disc herniation is: Components of the Intervertebral Disc The intervertebral disc has three main components: 1) The intervertebral disc is composed of an endplate which is a layer of cartila…Read More

  2. How To Reduce The Need For Opioid Therapy

    Here are a few helpful ideas on how to limit or reduce your need for opioid therapy when suffering from pain. Have an exit plan before starting opioid therapy. A timeline for peri-operative opioid use before you start is key to a healthy outcome. If you have never been on opioid therapy and have a s…Read More

  3. An Overview Of Mana Spine’s Minimally Invasive Procedures

    Mana Spine is committed to bringing more minimally invasive options for patients suffering from back pain to Central Florida. In today’s post, we are going to go over just a few of the treatment options we offer. Our goal is to provide patients with more non-pharmacologic choices to stay healthy a…Read More

  4. Things You Can Do Every Day To Manage Spinal Discomfort

    Mana Spine’s goal is to help Central Floridians live a life free of back discomfort and painful symptoms through various minimally invasive spine surgeries. Conditions we treat range from degenerative disc disease to tendinitis to spinal stenosis to general hip, back, shoulder, knee, and joint pai…Read More

  5. Work Cited (articles 1-4)

    Work Cited (articles 1-4) 1. Nagler-Anderson C. Man the barrier! Strategic defences in the intestinal mucosa. Nature reviews Immunology. 2001;1(1):59-67. 2. Zhang YJ, Li S, Gan RY, Zhou T, Xu DP, Li HB. Impacts of gut bacteria on human health and diseases. International journal of molecular science…Read More

  6. The Healthy Science Behind Fat

    Nikhil Bhandary MD, Jessica Fernandez MD Omega-3 and Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3) are important due to their anti- inflammatory benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are divided into 2 main components, These are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexa…Read More

  7. How Your Gastrointestinal System Keeps You Healthy

    Jessica Fernandez MD, Nikhil Bhandary MD Nutrient absorption and excretion The gut has an incredibly important role. It is composed of both the small and large intestines, and is where all of the nutrients from the food which we eat, and liquids we drink get absorbed. There are several processes our…Read More

  8. Dairy, Cortisol, Carbs And Sugar An Unlikely Food Pyramid

    Jessica Fernandez MD, Nikhil Bhandary MD Dairy The necessity of dairy to a diet is a controversial topic. While dairy is not an essential diet component it can be a good source of nutrition for many. For instance dairy can be an excellent source of calcium, vitamins D, E, A, B complex vitamins, foli…Read More