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Tips to Avoid Neck Pain On An Airplane

When you travel on an airplane, it's typical to develop neck pain, especially if you sit in an uncomfortable position or sit for a long period of time. If you have experienced neck or back pain during or after flying, here are some tips you can use during your next travel: Carry over-the-counter medication If [...]

9 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep your blood sugar levels under control. If not properly managed, diabetes can result in severe complications such as poor blood flow and nerve damage. Which can ultimately lead to diabetic ulcers in the feet which can worsen over [...]

Can you lay on your back after surgery?

Yes, you can lay on your back after surgery. To reduce pain after a spinal procedure it is typical for a patient to lay on their side or, believe it or not, on their back. Although, it is suggested to keep your knees bent and a pillow tucked between your legs while sleeping in either [...]

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes Sports Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Riley, IV

Spine & Orthopedic Center (SOC) is proud to welcome, Thomas D. Riley, IV, M.D., to its elite team of physicians. Dr. Riley is accepting new patients at SOC's offices in Plantation, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, and Boca Raton. Dr. Thomas Riley believes in the importance of developing a true partnership with his patients, ensuring they [...]

Why do I have shoulder pain from golfing?

There are several reasons you could be experiencing shoulder pain from golfing or playing a sport in general. This can only be diagnosed by a professional. Although typically, when someone is dealing with shoulder pain from playing golf it is due […]

Common Football Injuries

What are the most common football injuries? If you play football, you know better than anyone that football is a “rough” sport. Regardless of the helmets, braces, pads, and supports, wounds are a typical part of the sport. Players are rough on the field and tend to have little mercy. Football players tend to [...]

How can I stop sciatica pain?

It is very common for people to think of sciatica as a condition. Although, it is not. Sciatica pain comes from an underlying cause. If you suspect you are experiencing sciatica pain, contact your healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis. A common stretch exercise to relieve pain from your sciatic nerve is below: […]

Common Minimally Invasive Lumbar Herniated Disc Procedures

What are common minimally invasive lumbar disc herniation procedures? Compression and fracture of the disc located between the two vertebrae is the major cause of herniated disc. This causes the internal gel from the disc to escape into the spinal canal and the impact on the nerve. One of the most common sites for the [...]

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes New Spine Surgeon, Dr. Anup Gangavalli

Spine & Orthopedic Center welcomes orthopedic surgeon, Anup Gangavalli, M.D., FAAOS, to its team of elite physicians. Specializing in minimally invasive and reconstructive spine surgery, Dr. Gangavalli joins SOC’s clinical team to provide complete spine care to residents of South Florida. “For me, being a spine surgeon is the best job in the world because [...]

TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT A GOLF INJURY

Golf is considered a low-impact game but it’s also the cause of a considerate amount of injuries. A golf injury is typically related to poor posture or an overuse of joints. Common injury areas are the elbow, lower back,  wrist, hand, and shoulder. There are many ways you can avoid a golf injury. Start off with [...]