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 »
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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 »
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 »
Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson performed one of the first three-level lumbar interbody fusion surgeries in an ambulatory surgery center in the United States on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The outpatient surgery was performed on a 37-year-old male at Coastal Virginia Surgery Center in Newport News, VA.
This first in its class technology allows those experiencing chronic pain to undergo diagnostic imaging without the removal of the implant, featuring rechargeable or three-year non-rechargeable battery options.
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 »
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 »
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 »