Tag: Dr Jeffrey Carlson, MD.

Spondylolisthesis – A Fancy Name for a Common Spine Problem

Jeffrey Carlson, M.D.

Did you know that back pain and leg pain will cause about 80% of our population to see a physician each year? Although most back pain is minor and will usually resolve on its own,  there are many different diagnoses that can cause lingering lower back pain.  About 10% of the patients that see an… Read more »

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Osteoarthritis

Dr. Carlson

Spinal Osteoarthritis or Spinal OA is a form of wear-and-tear arthritis that affects the joints of the spine.  The facet joints are located on the backside of each vertebrae and help the spine bend and twist. As we age, the cartilage in these joints may wear away with use and time.  At the same time,… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson: How minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved at the ASC

Dr. Carlson in the operating room

Alan Condon – Friday, March 26th, 2021  This article was originally published in Becker’s Spine Review. One of the first three-level lumbar spinal fusions at an ASC was recently performed by Jeffrey Carlson, MD, president of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Va. Dr. Carlson spoke with Becker’s Spine Review about what minimally invasive spine surgery means to… Read more »

Orthopaedic Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 – Ventilators

Spine Surgery

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Thus far, 2020 has been a year in which we have seen extraordinary changes in our lives due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Pretty much everything we do has been altered or impacted by our need to minimize the spread of this deadly virus.  These changes have affected the practice of… Read more »

What is Osteonecrosis?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD As a Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, I see people every day for a wide variety of bone and muscle problems.   Some conditions I treat regularly, such as knee arthritis or plantar fasciitis.  Other problems I diagnose more infrequently, like bone tumors or osteonecrosis.  However, just because I see less of them in… Read more »

Disc Herniation Treatment Plan with Dr Jeffrey Carlson

Dealing with My Neck Pain I think what most surprises me about working at OSC is how many people say to me, “I’m not going to see an Orthopaedic surgeon…all they want to do is cut on me to make money!”  I can tell you for a fact that in all but the most extreme… Read more »