OSC Installs Advanced Konica X-ray Technology for Improved Patient Safety and Faster Diagnostics

Orthopaedic & Spine Center has installed two KDR™ Advanced U-Arm (AU) Systems from Konica Minolta to improve diagnostic imaging while providing a safer, lower radiation dose to our patients during x-ray. These 3rd generation U-Arm X-ray machines benefit our patients by: • Providing our physicians with radiologic images of exceptional clarity • Expediting images for… Read more »

Common Myths about Stem Cell Therapy

Mark W. McFarland, DO As an Orthopaedic Specialist, I utilize many different treatments to help my patients feel better and to restore their physical function.  I use stem cell therapy, when appropriate, to help my patients who suffer from a variety of orthopaedic conditions, including arthritis, spinal disc degeneration, tendinitis and torn ligaments.  Here, I… Read more »

OSC Staff Gifts Body Armor Vest to NNPD K-9 Officer Elvis

OSC Physicians and Staff celebrated the holidays on Saturday at Busch Gardens’ Festhaus for the annual OSC Christmas party.  The highlight of the event was the OSC Employee Committee presentation of a Body Armor Vest to K-9 Officer Elvis and his partner, Officer Angsten, on behalf of and in honor of the OSC Physicians. The OSC… Read more »

OSC Will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. As always, a caring OSC specialist will be on call to handle any orthopaedic emergency you may experience. If you need a prescription refill, imaging studies, medical records or paperwork that… Read more »

OSC Patient Portal Maintenance Happens Tonight!

PLEASE NOTE!*************** The OSC Patient Portal will be taken down for routine maintenance tonight, Thursday November 16, at 8:30 PM until 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, Friday, November 17. If you need to submit a communication, request or prescription refill, please be aware of this service interruption and plan accordingly.  Thank you for your attention!

Breathing Techniques for Natural Pain Relief

Jenny L. F. Andrus, M.D. Purposeful relaxation calms the mind, decreases stress hormones, relaxes muscles, reduces blood pressure, and may elevate your sense of peace and well-being. That sounds amazing, right? For many of us, especially those living with chronic pain, it might be challenging to learn deep relaxation in order to appreciate all of… Read more »

Conquer: A Strong Word

Have you ever decided to do something and halfway through you realized you really hadn’t planned for it to be as challenging as it became? What did you do to persevere? Did you have to dig deep or did it seem to bubble up effortlessly? Several years ago, I made the decision to do a… Read more »