Category: Lifestyle

Why is my Neck Hurting Worse During the COVID-19 Quarantine?

  Mark W. McFarland, DO This self-quarantine business during the COVID -19 crisis is rough, by any measure.  Many of you may be working from home, tending to kids and trying to get that “honey-do” list completed during self-confinement. You may be experiencing neck pain for the first time or maybe your on-and-off neck pain… Read more »

Six Important Things to Know about Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Dr. Jenny Andrus

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD 1. Self-care is key. Exercise and stress management are the most important aspects of your care. Try yoga, swimming or walking.  Meditation and Mindfulness are proven stress reducers. Try to do something everyday that relieves your stress and gets you moving. 2. Mood disorders are common with FMS and failure… Read more »

Ten Ways to Manage Your Pain During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge changes to most of our daily lives. It’s changing how we work, how we spend our free time and dramatically changed how we interact with each other. This is a trying time for everyone, but for those with chronic pain, it can be… Read more »

What is Volleyball Shoulder?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD At the time of this writing, we’re all quarantined in our houses, awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those of us who love sports are eager to return to playing with our teammates.  You may not know this about me, but I’ve played beach & indoor volleyball for decades… Read more »

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… 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

Dr. Tom Toothaker

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…. 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 »