Hard to believe so much time has passed since Dr. Todd Albert of The Rothman
Institute performed herniated disc replacement to my C5-C6 back in September 2008. At that time I had a desk job in
marketing and sales slaving over a computer and trying to manage my stress.
My neck continues to do well, but I have learned to watch for signs of neck stress and deal with them
accordingly. After feeling my neck was unstable and tight right before Christmas last year, I committed to an exercise
program in January 2014 and this has tremendously helped my neck to feel stronger.
You can also try this exercise program. It is low impact but quite exerting. Of course, seek
advice from your doctor before trying any new exercise program.
I started with this program twice a week:
Blender Barre Workout Video(39 minutes) http://youtu.be/OC9VbwyEG8U.
Then I added a second video, so I alternate between
videos, doing each only once a week.
Fat Burning HIIT
Pilates Workout - 35 Minute Pilates and HIIT Cardio Blend http://youtu.be/G9TSblrp8qQ .
it easy; both these programs are harder than they look, or perhaps that's middle age talking.
I was laid off in March of last year and now have my
own business at http://ElegantEarCuffs.com. When I'm focusing on making my jewelry I sometimes feel
my neck tighten. I have learned to watch for signs of physical stress and respond accordingly. Sometimes a couple of
Tylenol, sometimes a little self-massage on my neck, sometimes finding a different task in running my business.
As for Dr. Albert, he left The Rothman Institute in July of this year and is now the
Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director and also the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery at
535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. He is also a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell
Medical College. Watch an introductory video to Dr. Albert and learn more at www.hss.edu/physicians_albert-todd.asp# .
believe The Rothman Institute lost a great doctor when Dr. Albert left. I went for my two year checkup in the summer
and was told I'm now on a 4 year checkup schedule. Apparently, as a past patient of Dr. Albert, he will always see me
if needs be. I guess there would be a question of whether my Pennsylvania insurance would cover services in NYC. However,
I'm hoping and working towards never needing to see Dr. Albert again. To me he is still a hero in the field of neck surgery.
A doctor with a more positive disposition and kind spirit you could not find. All I can say is you New Yorkers are very
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