Category: Dr Jeffrey Carlson, MD.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In my practice, I see people who present with a bone fracture that has occurred because of an injury or for no known reason.  Most often, these people have osteoporosis, which makes bones less dense and brittle, or they may have a tumor which has eroded the bone, making it… Read more »

Electromyography (EMG)

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure that is used to reveal the health or dysfunction that exists in nerves, muscles or in how the two communicate with each other.  The motor neurons are the specialized nerve cells that transmit information from the brain to the muscles.  Because these motor neurons… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson first in Virginia to use Synfix Evolution Instrumentation for ALIF Spine surgery

Newport News Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Performs Virginia’s First ALIF Surgery Using Synfix Evolution Device On December 6, 2016, an OSC Fellowship- Trained Spine Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson, performed an L5- S1 ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) on a 56 year-old male patient, using the Synfix Evolution ALIF System at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News,… Read more »

The Most Common Cause for Back Pain

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Back pain is the number one reason for which people will seek medical treatment in their lifetime, as research indicates.  Most people believe that if they have back pain, something must be wrong with the discs in their spine.  Thankfully, that is not the case, as the conditions that impact… Read more »

World Class Gymnastics Freedom Run

  Look at these adorable munchkins!   Hurricane Matthew was no match for them! They participated in the World Class Gymnastics Freedom Run this past Saturday, October 8th at Freedom Park in Williamsburg.  This run features an 8K Run/Walk and a 5K Run/Walk.  Dr. Jeffrey Carlson and OSC sponsored this event and were glad to… Read more »

OSC 2016 Workers’ Compensation Symposium!

                          Pictures from the 2016 OSC Workers’ Compensation Symposium at the Hampton Roads Convention Center! We would like to thank all that attended the Symposium yesterday, our panel of fantastic speakers and all of our wonderful sponsors who helped to make the Symposium possible…. Read more »

The Top Five Musculoskeletal Problems Treated at OSC

  by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD I have been an Orthopaedic Specialist at OSC since 1999.  During that time, I have seen thousands of patients who have presented with various complaints of pain and dysfunction.  Recently, I was asked to name the top problems for which we treat patients at OSC and the causes for… Read more »

Cervical Fracture

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD The human spine is made up of small bones known as vertebrae; the seven vertebrae found in the neck are known as the cervical vertebrae. The vertebrae serve to support the head, allow movement of the neck and protect the spinal cord. A high-impact trauma can cause a fracturing in one… Read more »

OSC’s July Community Lecture – Effective Treatments for Spine Conditions: Stenosis, Arthritis, Disc Issues & Pain

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Having spine issues can be a real pain…in in your neck, back, limbs or buttocks. You don’t have to live in misery. Learn about the latest treatment options, both conservative and surgical for many commonly reported spine issues, such a spinal stenois, bulging or ruptured discs, scoliosis, arthritis and pain. Dr…. Read more »