Category: Lifestyle

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 »

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 »

Do I have Hip Arthritis? The Two Main Symptoms to Know

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic specialist, I spent years in medical school learning how to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions.  Some issues are easily diagnosed with x-rays and a physical exam, and others require some detective work on my part.  Hip arthritis is one of those diagnoses where the symptoms can be misleading. Pain… Read more »

Three Non-surgical Ways to Treat Your Knee Arthritis

John D. Burrow, DO As a fellowship-trained Joint Replacement Specialist, I see people every day for consultations about their painful knee arthritis.  While I’m happy to expertly perform knee replacement surgeries for my patients who need them, I always advise against doing surgery until absolutely necessary.  “Absolutely Necessary” means different things to different patients, as… Read more »

Little League Elbow Syndrome: What you Should Know

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Many of us grew up playing on a Little League baseball or softball team and cherish those memories of daily ball practice, camaraderie with teammates, incredible wins and crushing losses during the spring and summer days on the field.  Even if you’ve never played, you may have seen the movie… Read more »