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Welcome to our section of Questions & Answers by Raina, aimed at all our patients and website readers. Raina Diedrick is licensed and certified Physician Assistants – primarily focused on Spine Intervention and Pain Management – at Spine & Orthopedic Center.  In this section, Raina answers the most frequently asked questions by our patients and website readers.  Do you have a question for her?  Leave your question at the end of the page!  We will publish their answer for you as soon as possible.

5 Self-Tests To Determine If You Have Tennis Elbow

If you experience pain around the elbow then there is a high chance you have Lateral Epicondylitis. This is a condition commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow. Lateral Epicondylitis is [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Are flat feet in children something to worry about?

It’s understandable that parents worry when they see their child walking around with the sole of their feet making contact with the floor. Especially due to the list of issues [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

4 Low-Impact Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and Back

Our core is made up of a group of muscles that run down the center of our body - is the epicenter of balance and strength for virtually everything we [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

How long do you stay in the hospital after a spinal fusion procedure?

A common hospital stay following a spinal fusion procedure is two to six days. This also depends on several additional circumstances, the hospital location and intensity of the surgery. There [...]

10 Foods to Improve Male Health

Many of the favorite foods among men are not necessarily the best and most are recommended for good health. A healthy diet combined with regular physical activity can help men [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Does Rain Season Affect Joint Pain?

Florida is truly the Sunshine State offering a beautiful weather and hundreds of miles of beaches. With a combination of a humid subtropical climate in the North and Central parts [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Alan MacGill Speaker at The 2018 ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Coral Springs, FL - Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, recently named as One of America’s Most Influential Podiatrists, was a keynote speaker at the 76th Annual Scientific Conference for the [...]

By |May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulders

Almost all of your daily activities may require you to move your arms, thus demanding the use of your shoulders. Strong shoulders are the unsung heroes of the upper body. [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Ashish Sahai Setting the Pace With Another Distinguished Award

Boca Raton, FL (April 6, 2018) - The administration and employees of West Boca Medical Center, a local hospital in Boca Raton, Florida, committed to encouraging the practice of selfless [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Dealing With Joint Pain? You Need to Drink More Water

Our patients experiencing joint pain know how debilitating it can be. Some patients find it difficult to even perform basic tasks when dealing with severe joint pain whether it is [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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