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 »
According to the latest statistics from the CDC, more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic, debilitating pain . Chronic pain is the number one cause for disability in America, accounts for more than 80% of all physician visits, leads to time off work and billions of dollars in lost productivity. Chronic pain affects women… Read more »
OSC’s Dr Jenny Andrus, an Interventional Pain Management specialist covers the causes of Peripheral Neuropathy In my last blog post, I gave a brief anatomy lesson regarding the nervous system and defined Peripheral Neuropathy. In this post, I will detail the causes and symptoms of PN. What causes peripheral neuropathy? We know that damage to… Read more »
Guide to Plantar Fasciitis by Orthopaedic & Spine Center Call (757) 596-1900 for an Interventional Pain Management consultation If you wake up in the morning and experience a sharp, burning pain in the heel of your foot, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, a very common disorder of the fibrous tissue that runs along… Read more »
Dr Mark McFarland, DO of Orthopaedic & Spine Center Kyphoplasty is a unique, minimally-invasive way to treat compression fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Most fractures of the aged spine are related to osteoporosis and can lead to a “bent forward” posture called kyphosis. The kyphoplasty procedure can help restore the height of the… Read more »
Big things are coming to OSC-Ortho in the coming months. We’ve launched our new website and coming in July we’re going to be changing the way you think about orthopaedics. Keep checking back to find out more about what’s coming.
As a Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon, I am often asked about the latest developments in arthritis surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery there has been a renewed interest in performing hip replacement through the front (anterior) of the hip as opposed to the more traditional posterior, or backside approach. … Read more »