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Understanding Knee Osteoarthritis

Your knee is the largest joint in the body. It is also the most susceptible to osteoarthritis. In fact, millions of people suffer from knee pain and stiffness. Therefore, understanding knee osteoarthritis and how it develops will help relieve knee pain. Your knee sits at the meeting place of the femur and tibia. Your kneecap, [...]

Dr. Alan MacGill, Named One of U.S.’s Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in 2020 by BECKER’S

November 17, 2020 Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the Top 38 Foot & Ankle Surgeons to Know in 2020. This comes directly from BECKER'S, the leading magazine for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and healthcare system executives. This [...]

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What Are My Options for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery?

Spine surgery can be a daunting thought. People often wonder if there are minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is possible for the spine. But, it will not be as simple as a single band-aid. In fact, MIS is not ideal for every circumstance. And each case must be individually assessed to make the proper decision [...]

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones. As we get older, this condition reduces bone strength. Often it goes unnoticed for years. There are no symptoms until a bone breaks. And the link between osteoporosis and spinal fractures are not rare, especially in the elderly.

Low Back Pain From Spinal Problems

Strained muscles are the most common cause of back pain. However, low back pain from spinal problems is also very common. Spinal issues that can cause low back pain, such as: Ruptured/bulging discs: Rubbery discs sit between the bones in your spines. These act as cushions. Sometimes these can disc rupture or disc bulge. Common [...]

Prompt Treatment for Acute Exercise & Sports Injuries

You can manage many acute sports injuries from home. In fact, this will be helpful before an appointment with your physician. There is no specific treatment regimen. Although, according to professionals, mild sports & exercise injuries can be treated at home. Treatment should be guided by the P.R.I.C.E protocol, Protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These have [...]