Category: Disc herniation

Traction Therapy for Neck and/or Back Pain

 Victoria Bartnikowski, LPTA Physical Therapists use a variety of modalities to help patients who suffer from pain and disability due to an injury, disease or after surgery.  A rehabilitative modality causes physiological changes to the body through the application of mechanical, thermal or electrical energy. Traction is a mechanical modality that we employ to help people… Read more »

Myths about Cervical Collars after Neck Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD When I discuss cervical spine (neck) fusion surgery with a patient, one of the first questions they ask is “Will I have to wear a collar?”  I’m not exactly sure why the neck brace engenders so many strong feelings among patients, most of whom have never tried one on, much less… Read more »

OSC Community Lecture Features Dr. Mark McFarland – Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP

Are you in pain and seeking options other than surgery and medication? Learn about Regenerative Medicine at our upcoming lecture. 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… Read more »

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 »

Spinal Fusion Update from Shannon Woods

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last blogged about my experiences with my herniated cervical disc, so I thought it would be appropriate to give you an update… After what was a relatively long period of being able to manage my discomfort from my disc herniation, about 3 months ago, things started… Read more »

Disc Herniation Treatment Plan with Dr Jeffrey Carlson

Dealing with My Neck Pain I think what most surprises me about working at OSC is how many people say to me, “I’m not going to see an Orthopaedic surgeon…all they want to do is cut on me to make money!”  I can tell you for a fact that in all but the most extreme… Read more »