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Dr. Marie Walker of the Rockford Spine Center Discusses Backpack Awareness on WREX
Posted on: October/04/2013

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Physical Therapist Phil Oliveri on WIFR Physical Therapy Month
Posted on: October/04/2013

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Rockford Spine Center Shares Success of New Spine Procedure
Posted on: October/02/2013
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Procedure reduces operating time and risk to patients with severe deformities

Rockford Spine Center is pleased to announce a successful new procedure to correct severe deformities of the spine. Transforaminal Anterior Release, or TFAR, is at the forefront of spine surgery techniques. Dr. Fred Sweet, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon, devised the method in 2005 and he and his partners Dr. Michael Roh and Dr. Christopher Sliva have utilized the technique on more than 70 patients in the past 8 years.

Rockford Spine Center Hosts Free Community Health Care Talk
Posted on: August/19/2013
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Many people suffer from neck and back pain for years without any permanent relief. The physicians at Rockford Spine Center specialize in treating several common spinal disorders. Join Fred Sweet, MD for a free community health care talk to learn more about your symptoms.

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Rockford Spine Center Named Among the Top in U.S.
Posted on: July/10/2013

Becker’s Spine Review Releases Top 102 Spine Surgery Practices to Know

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Rockford Spine Center Surgeon Provides Medical Services in Ecuador
Posted on: July/08/2013

Dr. Fred Sweet Joins Timmy Global Health on Medical Mission Trip

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Photos from Dr. Sweet's mission trip to Ecuador
Posted on: July/06/2013
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Dr. Fred Sweet Joins Timmy Global Health on Medical Mission Trip

RSC Promotes Scoliosis Awareness Month
Posted on: June/03/2013

Rockford Spine Center joins health care leaders across the country in recognizing June as National Scoliosis Awareness Month. A tree on the property along Perryville will be decorated with more than 250 bows representing the patients who were treated for scoliosis in the past 12 months.

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Rockford Spine Center demonstrates Correct Posture exercises on WTVO
Posted on: May/29/2013

Physical Therapist Phil Oliveri demonstrates a few simple posture exercises while discussing the important role correct posture plays in our everyday health.

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Rockford Spine Center discusses Correct Posture Month on Fox morning news.
Posted on: May/29/2013

Physical Therapist Phil Oliveri discusses the integral role correct posture plays to our current and future health.

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The Morning Blend on WIFR Features Dr. Walker and Sitting Disease
Posted on: May/07/2013

Dr. Marie Walker sits down (but not for long) with Andy Gannon of WIFR's The Morning Blend to discuss "sitting disease." Dr. Walker talks about how sitting for too many hours in a day can have a negative impact on our health. She also talks about some tips to avoid the bad effects.

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Dr. Marie Walker Shares Tips to Prevent Sitting Disease on WREX
Posted on: May/06/2013

WREX ran a story about a new awareness campaign for "sitting disease." It's not a medically recognized condition, but the impact of sitting is creating some serious medical concerns for people. Dr. Marie Walker shared some insight and tips with WREX.

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Dr. Michael Roh Featured in Rockford Art Museum Exhibit
Posted on: May/05/2013
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Dr. Michael Roh, partner and orthopedic spine surgeon at Rockford Spine Center, is honored to be included in the new Rockford Art Museum exhibit Exposed: Akerlund, Hampton, Nordlof. Exposed focuses on the photographic passions of three local photographers, Nels Akerlund, Brian Hampton and Bradley Nordlof, whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and style of photography today.

Dr. Roh is featured among Akerlund’s work, which portrays local residents in their day-to-day environment. 

Rockford Spine Center Featured in Rock River Times Story
Posted on: May/01/2013

The Rock River Times shared the news of our method to reduce post-surgical infections gaining the attention of surgeons across the country.

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Rockford Spine Center Study Earns Growing Support
Posted on: April/15/2013

A new method created and tested at Rockford Spine Center for lowering post-operation infections in spine surgery patients is getting the attention of surgeons across the country. The spine surgeons at Rockford Spine Center concluded a 10-year study in 2011 and the overwhelmingly positive results were published in the medical journal Spine. Now, two years later, other surgeons are adopting the method and launching their own confirmation studies. 

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Dr. Roh Article on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Chamber Voice
Posted on: April/08/2013

Dr. Michael Roh shares his insight on how surgical advancements have lead to more productive workers in the April 2013 issue of the Rockford Chamber Voice. He also highlights some common back surgery myths.

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Dr. Sweet Featured in 'Get to Know Me' Column
Posted on: March/13/2013

Dr. Fred Sweet shares a little about his personal life in the Rockford Register Star's Get to Know Me column.

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Dr. Sweet Comments on Marketing Tools in Becker's Spine Online
Posted on: March/07/2013

Dr. Fred Sweet offers his thoughts on the most helpful marketing tools to attract patients in this article on Becker's Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Review online.

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Rockford Spine Center Featured in National Publication
Posted on: February/27/2013

Rockford Spine Center is featured in the current issue of All About Executives magazine. The magazine highlighted RSC as a comprehensive care facility where patients can receive all of the care they need under one roof.

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Rockford Spine Center Patient Grows Scoliosis Support Group
Posted on: February/25/2013

Dr. Fred Sweet and his patient Julia Dayton were interviewed on WIFR-TV. Julia started a local chapter of The Curvy Girls, a support group for girls with scoliosis. Dr. Sweet operated on Julia in the summer of 2012, correcting her spine from a 77 degree curve.

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Dr. Roh Joins People You Should Know Talk Series
Posted on: February/12/2013
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Dr. Michael Roh will take part in the Rockford Chamber of Commerce People You Should Know talk series. He will discuss common myths about back surgery on Wednesday, February 13 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Rockford College. Dr. Roh was named one of the 21 People You Should Know in 2011.

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Rockford Spine Center to Host Free Spine Talk
Posted on: February/11/2013

Join Dr. Fred Sweet at a free community health care talk on common spine conditions and possible treatments. Dr. Sweet will also answer questions from those in attendance.

The event will be held Saturday, February 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Rockford Spine Center, 2902 McFarland Road, 2nd Floor, Rockford, IL 61107. Please RSVP to Krystal at 815-316-6873.

Dr. Roh Wins Talk of the Town Award
Posted on: January/31/2013

Dr. Michael Roh has earned the national Talk of the Town Award for customer satisfaction. He earned a 5-star rating as a result of customer feedback on various online rating websites.


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Dr. Roh Offers Winter Safety Tips on WTVO
Posted on: January/29/2013

Dr. Michael Roh of Rockford Spine Center is interviewed on the WTVO morning show with Ben Hutchinson. He discusses winter injuries and how to stay safe while shoveling, skiing and sledding.

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Dr. Fred Sweet Discusses Winter Injuries on WIFR
Posted on: January/11/2013

Dr. Fred Sweet is interviewed on WIFR The Morning Blend on Friday, January 11 with Andy Gannon. He discusses winter injuries and how to prevent them.

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