My Spine Surgery Was Cancelled due to Coronavirus – Now What?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Federal, state and local mandates regarding postponing elective surgery during the Coronavirus outbreak have caused many patients quite a bit of concern and frustration.  Managing the logistics of your life around a planned surgery take a lot of time and effort. There are work, family, and social considerations, as well as… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson to Appear on WAVY TV-10’s The Hampton Roads Show, Tuesday April 21, 2020

  Jeffrey Carlson, MD will be joining WAVY TV-10’s The Hampton Road Show via Skype to talk about Getting the Orthopaedic and Pain Management Care you Need During the COVID-19 Crisis. The broadcast will air on Tuesday, April 21,2020 at 11:00 AM on WAVY and at 2:00 PM on FOX 43, and will be featured… Read more »

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 »

Why Being Less Active During the COVID-19 Quarantine Can Make Your Back Hurt

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD I think we can all agree that being confined to our homes during the COVID-19 outbreak is no fun.  We’re eating more and sitting around in our recliners or on the sofa, watching TV like there’s no tomorrow. We can’t go to the gym, we can’t socialize and we have to… Read more »

OSC Physical Therapy – Changing to Better Serve You During the COVID-19 Crisis

For the safety and convenience of our patients, we’re now available for consults and evaluations immediately following your in-office visit with your OSC Physician or provider a few days per week. If physical therapy is recommended, you may choose to have physical therapy at the OSC Physical Therapy Clinic or with a non-OSC therapy provider. … Read more »

What is Prolotherapy and How Does it Work?

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD There are many causes of chronic pain and a leading one is joint pain due to joint instability. Strains and sprains to ligaments (they connect bone to bone) and tendons (they connect muscle to bone) over time can result in their loosening. Many experts believe that this loosening or instability… Read more »

We’ve Updated Our Office Hours During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Our office hours have changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Your OSC Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is available to see you in our office or by an on-line video consultation (Telehealth). If you’re a Medicare patient, we’re offering telephone consults until June 6,… Read more »

Six Important Things to Know about Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

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 »

Common Causes of Heel Pain and How Physical Therapy May Help

Jonathan Lorusso, LPTA At OSC, our orthopaedic physicians treat many patients who complain of heel pain caused by a tendon or ligament that is inflamed and angry.  As an OSC Physical Therapist Assistant, I’m referred these patients to help them overcome their heel pain through exercise and the use of specific modalities designed to reduce… Read more »