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Tiger Woods Stunning Comeback after Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his 15th major golf tournament victory. His previous championship was over 10 years ago in 2008 when he triumphed [...]

Why Does My Back Crack?

Does your back crack when you roll over in bed? Do you stretch to the side and hear a chorus of cracks and pops up and down your spine? Have you ever wondered why that [...]

How to Maintain a Healthy Spine

Every day there are millions of people who end up suffering from many nagging types of back pain. On top of being painful, this can have a negative effect on your overall daily life. For [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

Questions & Answers

Visit our Questions & Answers by Raina Diedrick, Kendally Guardia and Victoria Verrengia, our certified PAs who answer all the questions from patients and readers. Visit our Questions & Answers section here.

Can you lay on your back after surgery?

November 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Yes, you can lay on your back after surgery. To reduce pain after a spinal procedure it [...]

Why do I have shoulder pain from golfing?

October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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 […]

How can I stop sciatica pain?

October 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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: […]

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How to Treat a Jammed Finger

October 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Treatment depends on the extent of the injury. However, home remedies for a mild injury can come in handy.

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Tips to Alleviate Back Pain on a Road Trip

September 20th, 2019|0 Comments

While trips are fun and exciting, they can be dreadful for people with back pain on a road trip.

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Hurricane Dorian Update

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Due to Hurricane Dorian, Spine & Orthopedic Center has decided to take proper measures for the safety [...]

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Hurricane Injury & Illness Prevention Tips

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s important to take the appropriate measures to prevent injury & illness before a hurricane, even if [...]