Category: News and Events

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mark McFarland, Completes Milestone Case With NanoFUSE® Biologics Technology

Dr. Mark McFarland completed his 50th case using NanoFUSE Biologics. MALDEN, MASS. (PRWEB) APRIL 17, 2019 NanoFUSE Biologics announced today that Dr. Mark McFarland completed his 50th case using NanoFUSE Biologics. The operation took place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. McFarland performed a posterior lumbar interbody fusion and… Read more »

Tiger Woods: A Story of Triumph over Back Pain and Spine Issues

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Congratulations to Tiger Woods on his 5th Masters Golf Tournament win!  I’ve followed Tiger’s career with interest, given his history of back problems and subsequent spine surgeries.  As a spine surgeon, I’m often asked by patients “What activities that I enjoy will be limited after my spine surgery?”  There’s been… Read more »

OSC is looking for a qualified Physical Therapist Assistant!

  OSC Physical Therapy Center has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant to join the team at our expanding outpatient orthopaedic clinic.  OSC Physical Therapy is a thriving, physician-owned practice utilizing the latest technology and techniques to effectively treat orthopaedic and neuromuscular disorders and pain.   Job Requirements Completion of an accredited… Read more »

When is Aversion Therapy Appropriate?

Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD Aversion Therapy is a form of behavior modification used to help individuals reduce or stop detrimental behaviors, by associating those behaviors with discomfort or punishment, such as a pain sensation, a bad taste, smell; or an electric shock.  Over time, the individual is conditioned to believe that doing the disagreeable behavior… Read more »

Swallowing Difficulties after Cervical Spine Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD When I discuss cervical spine (neck) surgery with my patients, using the anterior (front of the neck) surgical approach, I am often asked about the effects of surgery on swallowing.  In anterior cervical spine surgery (ACDS), I move the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (eating tube) from their normal resting place to… Read more »

OSC Welcomes Kelsey Wood, MSN

Orthopaedic & Spine Center is pleased to introduce Kelsey Wood, MSN, as the newest addition to the OSC Provider team. Kelsey will practice with and assist Dr. Mark McFarland in the office and will provide care and treatment for our patients with spine related conditions . Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from… Read more »

What is “Rhabdo”?  Why does it occur and how is it Treated?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Is it me or does it seem that folks are working out more these days?  Many are participating in hard core workouts or extreme athletics.  Crossfit®, Rezist, Soul Cycle, Boot Camps, Training Gyms, or gyms that mimic Crossfit®, are popping up everywhere and have helped many thousands of people get… Read more »

“Oh, my Sciatica! – Sciatica Treatment Options

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In Part Two of this article series on Sciatica, I will now discuss the non-surgical treatment options I recommend for my patients. Sciatica Treatment Treatment for sciatica is focused on addressing the cause of symptoms rather than just the symptoms. Treatment is usually non-surgical, but for severe pain and dysfunction it… Read more »

“Oh, my Sciatica!”- Definition, Causes and Conditions

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD We’ve all heard someone in our life speak of sciatic pain. What exactly is it, and what can we do about it? Sciatic pain (called sciatica) begins in the sciatic nerve, which is the largest single nerve in the body. It is comprised of individual nerve roots in the lower… Read more »

OSC Closed in Observance of the Christmas Holiday

The offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. As always, a skilled and caring OSC physician will be on call, just in case. Call us at 757-596-1900, should the need arise. Our offices will reopen, with regular business hours,… Read more »