Cervical Disc Replacement vs. Cervical Fusion Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients who need surgical treatment for their cervical disc herniation or arthritis research the best options, including cervical disc replacement.   Over the past ten years, surgical technology for the spine has steadily improved and scientific studies are being produced that support the use of disc replacement over fusion for cervical spine… Read more »

OSC’s August Community Lecture – Dr. Mark McFarland and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Join Dr. Mark McFarland for an interactive discussion about Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Regenerative Medicine uses the body’s own healing properties to repair damaged cartilage and tendon, mend torn ligaments, heal damaged spinal discs and restore function, without surgery. Not only for top… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Frederick Wintermantel III, PTA Rotator Cuff tears are a commonly seen injury of the shoulder in almost every Physical Therapy practice.  While we often see these injuries in athletes (baseball and tennis players) and workers who hold their arms up constantly, such as painters, those in construction, etc., almost anyone can injure their rotator cuff. … Read more »

August’s Community Lecture – Dr. Martin Coleman and Effective Treatments for Shoulder Pain

Effective Treatments for Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuffs to Reverse Shoulder Replacement Join Dr. Marty Coleman as he discusses treatment options for painful conditions of the shoulder. The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body, so it is crucial to seek help from an experienced physician when faced with shoulder issues. Learn how almost… Read more »

The Stinger:  A Common Neck Injury in Football

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In the spring, young men across America get mopey, starry-eyed and stare off into space, dreamily thinking of only one thing…WHEN is football season going to start?  Well, sports fans, August is almost here and the pre-season NFL games will be starting soon, as will college games.  With the advent of… Read more »

Should I have Neck Surgery?

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients often ask me for a recommendation of the best treatment options for their herniated disc in the neck.  In this article, I will discuss how I arrive at these recommendations, based on neck anatomy, specific criteria and the conditions unique to each patient. The cervical spine (neck) has 6… Read more »