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Our SOC News section is devoted to share the latest information in spine health and overall wellness.  Through our SOC News page, we provide the latest news on spine and orthopedic care, advise from our doctors and all kinds of information aimed at helping our readers improve their health.

Preventing Holiday Injuries When Decorating

The holiday season is here bringing joy and happiness.  It also brings a burning passion to hang decorations, decorate trees and place lights across the roof, windows, doors, and walls.  The effort clearly pays off [...]

Foot Problems That Come With Aging

Time definitely takes a toll on all of us. As years go by, our feet seem to be affected by the pressure of our footwear, our body weight, playful activities, sports, and, age-related issues such [...]

5 Foods That Fight Inflammation

As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” And even thousands of years afterward, food remains to be an important part of health. Food provides the nutrients that our cells [...]

When The Cause of Your Foot Pain is a Problem in Your Spine

Most people wouldn’t even think that there’s any relation between foot and spinal health. The truth is that certain physical conditions affecting your feet can have severe consequences in your spine, and vice versa. You [...]

Medical Jokes

Ortho Joke of the day: Doctor to Fred: “I’m afraid you need a brake specialist.” […]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Humor|0 Comments

5 Things You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica is described as a type of lower back pain that also travels down to the thighs and affects thousands of people every year. A common complaint in private practice with annoying symptoms that interfere [...]

SOC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy

Spine & Orthopedic Center is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy, an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience will be joining its team of renowned physicians. Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy [...]

How Obesity Can Affect Your Child’s Orthopedic Health

In the United States, about one-third of young people between the ages of 2 to 19 are regarded as overweight or obese. Among the wide variety of both social and health problems associated with childhood [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Prevention Tips|0 Comments

5 Common Childhood Orthopedic Concerns

As parents, it's common to be aware of every area of a child's development and to wonder whether these issues are typical, or maybe matters for concern. In fact, there are a number of conditions [...]

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

When you are going to have surgery, many concerns may be on your mind, but by making a few preparations in advance, it can leave you free to focus on just getting well. A good [...]

Questions & Answers

Visit our Questions & Answers by Dominic Chiappetta and Raina Diedrick, our certified PAs who answer all the questions from patients and readers. Visit our Questions & Answers section here.

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A Surprisingly Common Knee Condition Affecting Young Athletes

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Many people have never heard of Osgood-Schlatter disease, even though it affects about 21% of adolescent athletes. [...]

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Tiger Woods Stunning Comeback after Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his [...]

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Why Does My Back Crack?

April 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Does your back crack when you roll over in bed? Do you stretch to the side and [...]

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A Surprisingly Common Knee Condition Affecting Young Athletes

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Many people have never heard of Osgood-Schlatter disease, even though it affects about 21% of adolescent athletes. [...]

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Tiger Woods Stunning Comeback after Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his [...]

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Why Does My Back Crack?

April 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Does your back crack when you roll over in bed? Do you stretch to the side and [...]

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How to Maintain a Healthy Spine

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Every day there are millions of people who end up suffering from many nagging types of back [...]