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Dr. Mark Weston

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Tualatin, OR
32 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Usually not enough metal to set off detector depends a bit on how many screws , court house detectors are often set more sensitive you can get a card ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Spinal cord: "your back "to me means the whole spine did it mean something else to your spine contains/protects all the nerves that control your arms and legs the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Soma (carisoprodol) ultram: I use Soma (carisoprodol) and ultram alot.For moderate back pain before trying narcotics.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Myleogram: Ct myleogram is a better postop test then mrimyleogram invasive contrast in spinal canal MRI noninvasive.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Treated not cured: They can be treated when symptomatic and repaired.It is a fix the word cure is reserved for another style of healing we can change it so it is less sy... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Look up complication: Please look up thecomplication rate of this procedure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Nerves crowded: Stenosis means narrowing the canal your nerves are in hasgottebsmaller with time crowdingnerves cause pain weakness numbness surgery uncrowds nerve an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Happen yes: See aspone specialist degrnerative changes can superimpose on lomg stamding scoliosis esp on lumbar zpine if the curbe is on th move youay wzmt to tre... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Wrong side: That is where your spleen is gallbladder is right front abdomen under the liver.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No different dx.: Labral years are a cartilage tear in hip avn is ischemic death of ballof hip with collapse.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
6months to one year: Best to wait for shoulder to calm down then work on motion it is scary but the motion does return.A lot of things have beem tried showed nothing made... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Disc herniation: This is a common term used for disv jherrniation the middsoft portion of a disc squeezes out through a crack out of the cemter and comes to pusjhon a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Leg pain: Severe leg pain or severe srm pain.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Laser: Laser light therapy or rf ablation of facets?Former maker claim a increase in vascularity deinnervtion for later.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
None that work: Traction can help foraminal stenosis but not central canal stenosis tempory relief at best.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Major spine surgery has small risk of life changing complication associated and failure to relieve symptoms consider carefully nonunion failed back ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Bone density: If the fall was low energy get your bone density checked and treat osteoporosis if presentf you fell hard why did you fall ?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
A lot: Hemmorrhoid is a small blood sac on or in your anus can be both painful and painless a hernia is a sac usually in your groin with some abdominal conte... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Discogram: Unpleasant but they can make you comfortable usually not as bad as your worst back pain it is normal to be sorer for a few days after the procedure i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Strong cor good post: Work on posture core strenghening. Regular massage relaxation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Spondylitis: Auto immune inflamatory disorder of spine associated with psoriasis called arthritis when it involves other joints spondylitis when it involves the sp... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No: If you have low back pain after a growth spurt try stretching hamstrings and core strengthening.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
6weeks: Nonweight bearing these are usually fix necause chance of displacement with wiegjt bearing displacement carries the risk of avascular necrosis disaste... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Sling: Sling pain control surgery rarely indicated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Bad: Terriblle idea for cosmetic reasons only indications huge length discrepancies or some dwarfisms 100%complicat rate pintract infections scarring pain ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Age appropriate: Not concerning without neurologic symptoms , most likely age appropriate asymptomatic changes 30 percent chance of causing no symptoms take care assum... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Not much : incidental asymptomatic finding frequently asymptomatic at your age if you guess it is the cause of pain your wrong 30% of the time
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Go to er: Get more help follow up with doctor and discuss treatment efficacy er can offer nebulizer treatment and treat infectious triggers
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Neuroma: Painful bump could be a neuroma of a digital nerve especially if there are sensory changes.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: This is most frequently asymptomatic there is a unique type of chest pain that might corelate bandlike atinferior border ofctipbofcscspula wrapping ar... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Too early to tell: Those symptoms are nonspecific and occur with normal cycles and nonpregnant condition consider otc EPT if concerned/wondering.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck , back pain not caused by pinched nerves... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Not generally: Shingles can be mistaken for siatica.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Very true: Thats what i tell my patients plus back inscions are painful not all symptoms can be subtracted.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Symptoms: The central disc proteusions are likely age appropriate asymptomatic incidentsl findings if you have right arm shoulder and painto indes and thumb th... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Foraminal stenosis: Narrowing of exiting holes used by nerves roots to get out of spine to legs or arms thes segmental holes are called foramen stenosis means narrowing s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Swimming: You can add find and snorkel to make it easy ise pain as you guide.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Sure fune: should be fine usually temporY in complete relief is all that can be expected dont extrapolate pain theories to thoracic spine developed in other part... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: tarsl boss and acessory navicular bones can present on top of feet at young age both are benign and safely ignored
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
See below: They are safe and effective and have similar results as the clasSic ACDF their advantages over the fusion are theoretical in my opinion the Acdf has ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymp... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Gibbus in child: Classically this is a child with a gibbus a bump and forward bend to spine most noticable if in thoracic spine it may have no sypmtoms very rare sever... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Congenital leg issue: Usual results in a short limb or leg length descrepencyand possibly un stable ankle pediatric orthopedist can guide reconstruction if needed
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No almost never: Can be treated with activity modification and immobilization
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Bone spurs: bone spurs crowding neck nerve degenerative changes may cause a certain pattern of arm pain or may be asymptomatic needs to be correlated to symptoms... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No: Congenital problem size determined by end of third trimester skeleton is basically done forming canal banies with no canal spina bifida associated wit... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Normal bony promence: Spinous process of the c6c7 vertebrae are palpable in thin people when they bend neck forward.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Cervical narrowing: Age appropriate changes of a settling cervical spine causing bone spurs and crowding of nerves in neck may cause arm pain and numbess in fingers smal... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Herniation: Back pain radiaes to leg classic siatica common cause disc herniation see primary . Care nausea can accompany any severe pain event.
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Testimonials
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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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