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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

It is possible for you to manage many acute sports injuries from home. 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, [...]

Understanding How Pain Can Spread

Pain can start in one place, but it doesn't always stay in the same spot though. In fact, pain can spread, expand, or shift over time. In addition, pain can also radiate from one body part to another! And this makes treatment a challenge. How Pain Can Spread Below we've compiled a list of ways [...]

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor, Kristofer Chenard, M.D.

Spine & Orthopedic Center (SOC) is proud to welcome Dr. Kristofer Chenard, M.D., to its elite team of physicians. Dr. Chenard is accepting new patients at our Plantation, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, and Boca Raton locations. Dr. Chenard's goal is to help his patients safely return to a full and active lifestyle. Furthermore, he is [...]

Dr. Alan MacGill Named Master Center Surgeon for Innovative Technology on Chronic Ankle Sprains

Boca Raton, FL – July 15, 2020 – Dr. Alan MacGill has been designated a “Master Center” surgeon with experience using innovative technology to help patients with chronic ankle sprains get back on their feet better, faster and stronger. (1,2) Dr. MacGill is using the InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation system. The simple, safe and reproducible technique [...]

The Mysterious Rise in Knee Osteoarthritis

Did you know there are over 100 types of arthritis? That's right! And Of these, knee osteoarthritis is the most common. First off, osteoarthritis is age-related joint damage from wear and tear. But there is more to it than that. It's not only about your joints becoming worn. Many other things play a role also, [...]