Category: Lifestyle

Why Do I Have More Pain During Self-Quarantine at Home with my Family?

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Picture this…your entire family, sitting around the kitchen table, all warm and snuggly, drinking hot cocoa. Everyone is smiling and laughing as your kids take turns talking about how they love spending time at home with you. You’ve got chocolate chip cookies in the oven and a pot of homemade soup… Read more »

What is Sports Medicine?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physician, I see patients who have injuries related to playing sports or who have special musculoskeletal issues that may present obstacles to their participating in the sport of their choice.  I also work with athletes, both amateur and professional, to help them prevent sports-related injuries. … Read more »

Tips for Staying Physically Fit During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT We’re living in challenging times when we’re being asked to stay at home and limit our contact with others.  Those of us who are used to going to the gym to maintain our physical fitness won’t able to do so for the foreseeable future.  But there is good news!  You can… Read more »

Reducing Your Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD We are living in very uncertain times right now…the news is bad and people around the world are sick with the Coronavirus. We’re now working from home. Our kids can’t go to school, they’re stuck at home with us, can’t see or play with their friends and are going stir-crazy. Businesses… Read more »

Am I at Risk for Arthritis?

Dr. Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD Arthritis is one of the most common ailments for which patients seek medical care because it causes pain and often disability.  My patients often ask me “Is there anything I can do to lessen my chances of developing arthritis?”  The answer is yes and no.  In this article, I will address… Read more »

OSC Procedure Scheduling Team Takes a Positive Approach to Process Improvement

MRIs, Epidurals, EMGs, Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials, Kyphoplasties, Radio Frequency Ablations, etc…if you’ve had one of these procedures at OSC, one of the team members pictured in this photo scheduled it for you and got the authorization from your insurance company so that it would be covered.  Needless to say, the OSC Procedure Scheduling Team… Read more »

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD One of the most useful tools I employ when helping patients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT.  It uses Cognition (thinking) to affect change in Behavior (actions) and, with practice, can become a truly life-changing tool for patients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, etc.  CBT has… Read more »

Your Amazing Spine and Self-Inflicted Harm

Mark W. McFarland, DO As a busy spine specialist, I diagnose and treat patients who have a variety of spine related issues.  I’m often asked if lifestyle or activities have anything to do with their spine issues.  The answer is yes!  In my practice, the major factors I observe which may cause harm to the… Read more »