Alex Simotas, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Certified Physiatrist
Specializing In Spine & Sports Medicine

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Cardiovascular Health

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One of the key components to a healthy lifestyle is cardiovascular health. This article deals with some of the basics that everyone should know about cardiovascular risks, cardiovascular health and integrating a cardiovascular program into your lifestyle and why it is important.… Read More

Smoking & Back Pain

SMOKING IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF BACK PAIN!
If you have back pain and smoke and you want to have less back pain, stop smoking! Smoking has been identified in numerous studies, as an independent factor is the occurrence of low back pain.… Read More

Weight Control, Diet & Back Pain

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT: OBESITY IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF BACK PAIN!
Repeat studies have shown that weight is a factor in back problems. Carrying extra pounds (especially around the waistline) means that your muscles work harder to perform routine tasks.… Read More