Sports medicine is an ever-evolving, comprehensive field of health care in which practitioners work to prevent, diagnose, and treat pain and injury related to physical fitness. Decades ago, sports medicine was primarily for professional athletes, but today you might work with a specialist for issues stemming from work or play,...
According to the CDC, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. When it comes to treating chronic pain, the pain management procedure must be tailored to the individual’s symptoms. Let’s take a look at the most common pain management procedures and what to expect with...
Orthopedic surgery, or orthopedics, focuses on the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. That includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and even the skin. There are many different types of orthopedic surgery that can treat anything from a birth defect to an injury to arthritis. Below are some of the...Read More
When other skin treatments just won’t work, laser treatments can be used to restore, replenish, and rejuvenate your skin safely, quickly, and effectively. Laser skin treatment or hair removal involves using a small laser to direct short, concentrated pulses of light to the targeted area to remove thin layers of skin. ...Read More
In 2019, there were 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women in the U.S, according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit. The prevalence of this type of cancer makes it important for women to have regular breast exams. So how often should you get a breast...Read More
Living with chronic pain can feel overwhelming and affects every aspect of your life. That’s why it’s essential to consider a wide range of treatment options. One potentially surprising treatment option? A psychological approach. Used either alone or along with other pain management treatments, psychological factors should be considered in the...Read More
Back pain comes in all varieties and has a number of different causes. Fortunately there is a type of spinal surgery to address every need. Below are some of the more commonly performed types of spinal surgery. Spinal Surgeries for Back Pain Spinal fusion A spinal fusion involves fusing together two...Read More
When it comes to the prevalence of pain issues, the statistics are jarring: One in four Americans (76.2 million people total) have experienced pain for over 24 hours. Millions more than this have experienced acute pain. When it comes to chronic pain, this is the number one cause of long-term...Read More
MAKO robotic orthopedic surgery is an innovative procedure that utilizes the precision of the MAKO robotic-arm system to help with total and partial knee replacement surgery, as well as total hip replacements. A virtual 3D model of your joint is built, and then the robotic arm helps to guide the orthopedic...Read More
Sometimes a small fix can mean big relief. Minimally invasive surgery is when a small incision or injection is made into the skin so that the proper medications may be applied directly to the affected area. There are many different types of minimally invasive surgery, several of which may be performed...Read More