The Psychology of Pain

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Pain is the most common reason that patients come to see a physician at OSC, where they treat musculoskeletal conditions of the body. Pain can affect a person’s ability to participate in certain activities, work, how well they sleep, and their relationships with others. As a Pain Psychologist on the OSC… Read more »

OSC will be Closed in Observance of Independence Day

  All offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Please contact us now for prescription refills, any paperwork/documentation, or anything else that you may need before the national holiday. As always, a caring OSC Specialist will be on call should you need us. We hope… Read more »

Osteitis Pubis

Pelvic disorders and overuse injuries aren’t as common as a hip or knee injury but can be seriously detrimental to an athlete’s well being. The pelvis is made up of three bones, two of which connect at the front of the pelvic girdle at a point known as the pubic symphysis. The pubic symphysis is made up of cartilage, which helps to absorb strong forces between the two bones that connect at the front of the pelvis.

How Can I Keep Running Safely as I Get Older?

  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Want to make a runner unhappy?  Forbid them to run. People who love to run, either competitively or just for fun, want to be able to run…forever.  I admire their dedication, but as a Sports Medicine Physician, I see many runners who face obstacles in their quest to keep… Read more »

Tumors of the Spine

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Tumors are an abnormal collection or mass of cells that multiply rapidly without the “on/off” switch normal cells possess.  Spinal tumors that are directly related to spine cells are rare and we are not sure what causes most spinal tumors; however, a very small percentage can be caused by genetic… Read more »

OSC Announces Virtual Lobby – An Efficient and Safe Way to Pre-Check-in for your Appointment at OSC

  All established patients who do not need to update their paperwork and Bone Density patients can now use OSC’s Virtual Lobby to pre-check-in for their appointment.  It’s easy and simply requires that we have your cell phone number! The patient will receive an appointment reminder text 1 hour prior to their appointment The patient… Read more »

Do I have Arthritis or am I Feeling my Age? Five Symptoms you Should Know

  Robert J. Snyder, MD Arthritis is one of the most common ailments known to man.  If you live long enough, more than likely you will experience arthritis in one or more of your joints.  I’m often asked by patients “How do I know my pain is caused by arthritis and not because I worked… Read more »

Lumbar Spine Fusion

  Mark W. McFarland, DO As a busy spine surgeon, I routinely perform Lumbar Spine Fusion surgery.  In this article, I will discuss this procedure and how it is used to improve function and relieve pain in patients with certain spinal conditions. The lumbar spine is made up of five bone segments, called vertebra, which… Read more »

How do Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialists and Podiatrists Differ in Scope of Practice?

  Joel D. Stewart, MD In my last article, I discussed the educational and training differences between a fellowship trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialist and a podiatrist.  Both are specialists who diagnose and treat injury to and conditions of the foot, ankle, and leg.  Today, I’ll discuss the differences and similarities in our medical… Read more »

How do Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialists and Podiatrists Differ in Medical Training?

  Joel D. Stewart, MD As a surgeon, I am often asked by patients to talk about my training and surgical expertise so they can fully understand my qualifications to treat them conservatively or surgically.  Specifically, as a Foot and Ankle Surgeon I get asked what the difference is versus seeing a Podiatrist.  Both are… Read more »