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When to Treat Your Bone & Joint Pain, Before it Gets Worse

When to Treat Your Bone & Joint Pain, Before it Gets Worse

by Yenny (SU)
Each day, we see countless commercials on television touting the benefits of pain medications like Tylenol for arthritis and other aches. But rather than simply popping a pill to mask the problem, isn’t it important to dig deeper and discover what’s really ailing you?

How an Advanced Walk In Clinic Can Reduce Your Stress During Surgery

How an Advanced Walk In Clinic Can Reduce Your Stress During Surgery

by Natalie (SU)
So you’ve scheduled your surgery and you’re wondering what you can expect. How long will it take me to recover? When will I be able to increase my activity? What kind of pain can I expect? How will I feel after surgery and what do I do if I think something is wrong? These are all normal questions when you are anticipating surgery, whether it’s minor or major, elective, or emergency. One key to successful surgery is to ask as many questions as you can think of before your scheduled procedure. A happy patient is an informed patient. And one of the questions you should pose is “what do I do if I have a problem or concern after surgery?” If the answer is that your orthopedic surgeon has the option for same-day and walk-in appointments, then you are in great shape. Having the advantage of an advanced walk-in clinic to address your postoperative needs can greatly reduce your stress during, and after, surgery, leading to faster and more complete recovery.

Dr. Spotlight: Brandon D. Larkin, MD

Dr. Spotlight: Brandon D. Larkin, MD

by Stephanie Meadows
Athletes and active people often find themselves prone to injuries. Orthopedic surgeons often specialize in sports medicine to help athletes and non-athletes alike maintain a healthy lifestyle. They treat those with sports-related injuries, helping them recover and rehabilitate, to be able to function and restore mobility, to get back to doing the things that they love in a timely manner.

Preventing Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

Preventing Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

by Natalie (SU)
Do you have a pain in your neck? If you do, you’re not alone, but living with neck pain can greatly affect your quality of life. From driving to eating, almost everything you do involves turning your head or bending your neck. Chronic neck pain can often be a symptom of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis. When this type of arthritis is found in the neck (or the cervical spine), it is called degenerative joint disease (DJD) because the stress of aging, or other activities, has caused the joints of the spine to wear down. It is true that the risk of osteoarthritis increases with age, but while we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can develop habits and alter our lifestyles to protect our spine. The amount of stress that you place on your spine will determine its health, so making healthy lifestyle choices can help you prevent DJD of your cervical spine.

Holistic Care for Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

Holistic Care for Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

by Yenny (SU)
Your spine is a complex system of interlocking bones, discs, connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. There are even small joints, known as facet joints, that allow for small adjustments and movements in the adjacent vertebra. In some cases, these facet joints can begin to undergo degenerative processes due to osteoarthritis, or other conditions.