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Dr. James D.Weiss M.D.

Diplomat American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

Dr. Jim Weiss M.D. is an internationally recognized physician, lecturer, and practitioner for more than 25 years. He is a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

His multifaceted approach to the field of age management, Stem cell treatments, includes a thorough understanding of the way the body responds to physical training in health or illness and how the body ages under different amounts of stress. He has incorporated integrative medicine within his practice including brain fitness, botanical medicine, bio-identical hormones replacement and mind/body medicine. Dr. Weiss also specializes in conventional and rehabilitation medicine as well as pain management.

 

Dr. Weiss has been an assistant clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He did his residency at NYUMC-Rusk Institute, widely recognized as one of the top programs in the field. He has served as an investigator for the National Cooperative Somatotropin Surveillance, where he evaluated the effects of Human Growth Hormone on aging.

 

He has currently returned to Texas where he is practicing medicine and incorporating a conventional medical approach using eastern medicine with a more natural approach to well being.

 

He is currently involved in treating patients with stem cells for spinal conditions, common joint conditions and neurodegeratve conditions in Dallas and opening a new clinic in Houston at stemcellcenterhouston.com

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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