Dr. Mark Weston

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Tualatin, OR
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tualatin

Address

19255 sw 65th ave#100, Tualatin
Directions

Insurances accepted

Health Net of Oregon

About

Bio

Former military doc now seeing patients needing help navigating backpain treatment options no longer operating after12 year surgical career

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

ADHD and Autism

Licenses

United States: Oregon

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Cervical stenosis: See a doctor and get a neuro exam and a ne k MRI to rule out cervical stenosis a correctable condition if dine early.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
See doc asap: Jaundice could be liver or pancrease (pancrelipase) needs evaluation
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Not harmful: But a very wise man once said " the healthy dont need a physician" if you have no symptOms its also healthy to not go to chiropracter
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Compression or burst: Tenderness means muscular strain to me your muscles may be having trouble adapting to the new shape of your spine since t12 fracture just 10 degrees o... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on Diagnosis: For disc herniation disectomy shown give quicker leg pain relief no difference at two years sport trial. Fusion are recommended for spinal instability... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Probably: you describe symptoms consistant with that diagnosis appropriate injury with history would reassure me about diagnosis and tenderness on exam of muscl... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
A cracka small crack: in thecpars articularis part of the posterior elements of a vertebrae mostly in L5 not universally symptomatic may be an incidental finding
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Reduce inflamation: thought to reducecinflammation of irritated nerve
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Possible diagnosis: Include a organized hematoma or a supraclavicular lymph node enlarged from both may calcify in some settings parathyroid hemorrhage that's unusual
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Sure: Redo is indicated treatment for recurrent leg pain with recurrent herniation wont treat back pain. rates of batter root go up after three attempts fir... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Muscle tension and Bad posture more likely cause of pain than disc bulges
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: On symptoms , disc bulges are often asymptomatic incidental findings with no need to change surgically, in US intaoperTive catheterization is routine ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Neck: This is usually an asymptomatic incidental finding. neck ache most commonly muscular tension like headaches stress anxiety try a massage
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Gout: Should be considered it affects toe and knees frequently and classically inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid crystals very treatable
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Degenerative neck: neck degeneration with spurs that narrow the canal for spinal cord cervical spondylosis . its appearance on MRI is not universally sympomatic, concern... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: piriformis syndrome common cause of siatica , disc herniation number one spinal stenosis hip spurs are others
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Spine specialist: In my opinion Grade one retrolisthesis is not a thing ,wiltze classification was for anterolisthesis originally i dont recall him describing grades f... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Many possibilities : Arm pain with sleeping bursitis rotator cuff strain compression neuropathy sleeping in wrong ischemia or neural compression impingment syndrome high o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Cubital tunnel cervi: Numbness there is usually from elbow or pinched nerve in neck c7at c67 to be exact harder to relate to procedure or impingement syndrome
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Or pinched nerve : Sholde pain with neck motion can be a pinched c5nerve root pain shoulder pain with neck extension is called spurlings maneuver usually a bone spur or... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Rest: Discontinue offending activity, stretch finger flexors
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Neck pain: Commonest causes are myofascial pain stress anxiety and cervical spondylosis the precence of a chiari malformation doesnt confirm it as a pain generat... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yesi: it is possible computer use is not the only cause number one is idiopathic stenosing tenosynovitis
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Nerve root or cord?: Nerve root no, spinal cord yes a spinal cord injury at this level would spare arms but paralyze the rest including bowl and bladder and sensation if c... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Classic symptoms for cervical raficulopathy is patterned arm pain numbness and tingling neck pain if present may be from degenerative changes causin... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Nerve crowding: Your nerve crowding is caused by multiple common benign degenerative changes in your back
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Crowded nerves: The bony tunnel which houses the spinal cord and nerves is smaller than normal causing nerve crowding needs to becclinically correlated with symptoms ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Need a diagnosis: Radiculopathy causes pain in a part of the leg not paralysis did you mean myelitis?
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Non union?: This is a sign the bone has not healed which leaves the metal to fail in cyclical fatigue this failure is low energy event this is a common outcome of... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
No damage: Pregnancy will not cause damage .while many experience low backache in pregnancy many do not, if you do experience pain with pregnancy it is probably ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Incidental finding: Disc is an incidental finding that doesn't correlate clinically to your target symptoms, should be ignored better to look for another diagnosis a diag... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Two variables are bone strength and compressive energy applied the weaker the bone the less energy required to crush vertebra low energy fractures are... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Uncommonly a large one.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
6 weeks: For the soft tissue to heal when the pain goes awy when you never feel it again no matter what you choose to do anybody's guess.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Fluid crystals: Swollen joint drain fluid look under microscope for uric acid crystals check serum uric acid level.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Sir E.Charnely: Second only to bypass surgery for patient satisfaction.Developed in england by sir charnely upon whose shoulders we stand on. Relieves hip pain and st... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Avoid surgery: Next step is fluroscopic steroid injx cremoval surgically has help in carefully selected patients but in other highcomplication rate and low sucess ra... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Wherwas your fusion?: Dropping a lung is a routine part of anterior thoracic approach to the thoracic spine, did you fusion include the thoracic spine any thoracic pedicle ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
No: Sticky pads no needles.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Start with pcp: First most important test is history and physicalexam looking for arears of tenderness lower ext neuro exam.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Hand surgeons: Er doctors army doctors do some one is always sharpening a knife or cutting a bagel the wrong way cutting the bagel is the number one cause of hand ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Joint inflmation: Worn painful joint of foot.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
History neuro exam: And MRI needelss diagnoais history exam MRI this is a rare surgical emergency.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Degeneration of neck: Neck settling with nerve pinching fro neck deheneration.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
It does not: Thescar and a xray are things to have to show remberalso court roons jave detectors.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on kind: Depends on the kind the most common idiopathic adolescent unknown.Complex 72 piece segmented structure and gravity asymetrical growth neuromuscular ub... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Sure: Young hard bone can break but requires more force, big fallfs and mva's low energy osteoporotic fractures are treated differently than high energy com... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Leg or back pain?: Back surgical muscle changes scarringi if it is leg pain get a new image.Of your low back i like ct myleograms after surgery postop MRI can be mislead... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors type of scoliosis and how rigid the curve is the goal are to balance you head over your pelvis side to side and front to ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 10, 2013
An overall excellent physician and spine surgeon who posses a special trait in diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
May 11, 2013
Excellent and knowledgeable in both general orthopedics and in spine subspecialty.
Dec 3, 2012
Excellent orthopedic spine surgeon.
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thank you. i already have had bone spurs in my ankle and i was jusy thinking maybe i could just get that removed and all my pain would be solved, just like ny ankle. that kind of surgery ,i feel, woul...Read More
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i cant i walk alot ar airport and teach skiing.. legs are in use all the time..ice and elevation helped a bit..when i flex my foot i feel the pain..family doctor recommened some hot/cold cream..im not...Read More
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I am already scheduled for that process, but haven't seen them just yet. Just wondered if it was a possibility that the effect of the Ritalin was actually helping some or if it is just my imagination...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

meritiorous service medal army 1991
Most Influential, First Place, Portland, OR - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Oregon - Winter
2013
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