Tag: Spinal surgery

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 »

Spinal Fusion Update from Shannon Woods

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last blogged about my experiences with my herniated cervical disc, so I thought it would be appropriate to give you an update… After what was a relatively long period of being able to manage my discomfort from my disc herniation, about 3 months ago, things started… Read more »

Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Introducing Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D.  Managing Partner of OSC, Chief of Surgery at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Newport News VA Dr. Jeffrey Carlson M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of spine disorders and injuries. Dr. Carlson is the managing partner of Orthopaedic & Spine Center and is the Chief… Read more »

What is Scoliosis and What Causes It?

A Brief Overview of Scoliosis and its Causes from OSC Call (757) 596-1900 for a consultation today   The medical term Scoliosis is derived from the Greek word, “skolios” which means “crooked”. Scoliosis is simply an unnatural curvature of the spine, which can curve to the side or be curved in the middle of the… Read more »

What is Kyphoplasty by OSC’s Dr Mark McFarland D.O.

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 »

Bad to the Bone – Medical Humor

Who Says Orthopaedic Surgeons Have No Humerus! Dr Jeffrey Carlson M.D. may be the first spinal surgeon to have performed a cervical fusion in Virginia on an outpatient basis. Dr Carlson may be the first spine specialist to have performed a cervical disc arthroplasty on the Virginia Peninsula. He may be a consummate professional, highly… Read more »