What Can You Expect From a Pain Management Doctor?

  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

What Is MAKO Robotic Orthopedic Surgery?

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

What Are the Different Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pain Relief?

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

5 Common Types of Shoulder Surgery

As a point of connection between the arm and our body, the shoulder plays an important role and serves many uses. And because it is so often used, damage from injuries and overuse lead to more than 50,000 shoulder surgeries every year in the U.S. The shoulder is made up of... Read More

4 Types of Knee Surgery and How to Know If You Need Treatment

  Our knees are one of the easiest joints to damage, and knee pain can come without injury because our knees are burdened with the weight of our entire body. The repetitive impact of walking, climbing up hills and stairs, and running can all take a toll. But when does that... Read More

What Is Non-Surgical Interventional Treatment? Types and Benefits

  Surgery is not always the answer for every patient in every case. Sometimes a non-surgical interventional treatment is the most effective way of combating pain and returning a patient to their normal life again. Non-Surgical Interventional Treatment Explained Non-surgical interventional treatment involves a range of procedures designed to treat pain... Read More

The Differences Between Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Treatment

When you have back pain, understanding the differences between the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine will help you get the right treatment. The causes of back pain and other areas of the body stemming from spine injuries can be as complex as the spine itself. Let’s discuss below. The Anatomy of... Read More

The Types of Hip Surgery or Reconstruction You May Need

You might need hip surgery because of an accident, injury, arthritis, or lifetime wear. If you’re in that position, it’s important to understand the different types of hip surgery. Types of Hip Surgery The primary types of hip surgery are arthroscopy, fracture repair, hip reconstruction, and total hip replacement. Hip arthroscopy... Read More

Why Hand Surgery Aftercare Is Critical for Your Recovery

If you’re undergoing a medical procedure for a hand or wrist condition, orthopedic surgery is only the beginning of your treatment. For an overall improvement to your quality of life, you need proper rest and rehabilitation. Proper hand surgery aftercare will ensure that you heal well, reduce lingering pain, and get... Read More

Acute vs. Chronic Pain Management

When you’re in pain, you want the fastest relief possible. The best treatment option depends on whether you need acute or chronic pain management and what you have already tried for pain relief. Carolinas Center for Surgery specializes in pain management for both acute and chronic pain and helps you understand... Read More