Spine Neurosciences News

The spine care experts at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute are leading the way when it comes to research and advancements in the field of spine surgery and treatment. They are national thought leaders and are often sought after by media outlets for their expertise on the latest advances in spine care or to share successful patient stories of recovery.

The Latest Spine Neuroscience Videos

Dr. Vijay Yanamadala Discusses Neck and Back Pain

Dr. Yanamadala talks about a common complaint of having a stiff neck or an aching back on News 12.

Webinar Highlights Scoliosis

Dr. Vijay Yanamadala, MD, MBA, FAANS, Director of Spinal Deformity Surgery and Medical Director of Spine Quality and Surgical Optimization at Hartford Healthcare about Scoliosis Awareness Month, abnormal curvature of the spine, can see in puberty or degenerative scoliosis, upcoming webinar on the topic on June 7.

The Latest Spine Neuroscience News

February 22, 2023

Spine Surgery Patients Hit the Road to Recovery

Once the surgeon finishes your spine surgery, a key component to recovery is walking – further and sooner than you [...]

June 06, 2022

Pain in the Neck or Back? It Could Be a Herniated Disc

By Gregory Kuzmik, MD It’s estimated that more than three million Americans are living with a herniated disc in their [...]

March 15, 2022

When Back Pain Leads to Back Surgery

Back pain is the second-most common type of pain, but only a small percentage of people ever need back surgery. [...]

December 14, 2021

What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? 8 Symptoms to Watch

Pelvic floor dysfunction is often associated with women, especially after childbirth. But pelvic floor dysfunction affects people of all genders [...]

October 15, 2021

A First in New England: Spinal Fusion on an Awake Patient

Two months after performing the first awake spine surgery at Hartford HealthCare (HHC), neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala became the first [...]

October 13, 2021

Spine Surgery While Awake? Why This Patient Gives it a Standing Ovation

John Collins may be 72, but he likes to stay in shape, walking every day until the pain in his [...]

Facebook Live Broadcasts

April 1, 2021: Dr, Vijay Yanamadala answers your questions about spinal deformities.

Feb. 11, 2021: Healthy Chocolate for Valentine's Day with with Melissa Keeney, Nutritionist with the Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport.

Jan. 26, 2021: Live with Dr. Idaira Aguilar Tejedor, a neurologist with Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, discussing nerve-related pain.

Dec. 22, 2020: Holiday cooking: Chef Raquel Rivera dishes up ricotta gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce....yum!


Nov. 23, 2020: Thanksgiving is just a few days away, we're live from the Spine Wellness Center in Westport with Chef Raquel Rivera with a healthy cranberry sauce.

Oct. 03, 2020: Detox Hatha Yoga Flow


Sep. 30, 2020: Dr. Rajat Sekhar, Director of Pain Management at the Spine Wellness Center in Westport

Aug. 25, 2020: Dr. Pedro Coutinho, MD talks about treatments for back pain.

Jul. 13, 2020: Dr. Khalid Abbed, Neurosurgeon, Co-Physician-in-Chief of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute

Jun. 5, 2020: Dr. Khalid Abbed, Neurosurgeon, Co-Physician-in-Chief of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute



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