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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.

Medical Jokes

Doctor: "According to this, you've been having back problems."  

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 [...]

Ways to Avoid Back Pain During Long Flights and Summer Travel

Supporting your spine health and reducing your pain when you travel can be a challenge. Carrying bending, lifting, and carrying heavy suitcases followed by prolonged sitting can take a toll. However, with just a little [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Back Pain|0 Comments

How to Prevent and Recover from a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are generally caused by repetitive actions or overuse, which results in a serious bruise or crack in a bone. This most often occurs in the feet or lower legs during activities such as [...]

What You Need to Know About A Broken Toe

August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day, which is something many people may take for granted.  However, breaking or fracturing a toe can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, especially when wiggling.  Fracturing [...]

4 Perfect Purposes for an Orthopedic Visit

Often people seek care from an orthopedic physician for neck and back pain or injury, sports injuries, or arthritic joints, and these are only a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that affect many others. An [...]

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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Tips to Avoid Neck Pain On An Airplane

January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

When you travel on an airplane, it's typical to develop neck pain, especially if you sit in [...]

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9 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

December 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep [...]

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 [...]

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Tips to Avoid Neck Pain On An Airplane

January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

When you travel on an airplane, it's typical to develop neck pain, especially if you sit in [...]

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9 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

December 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep [...]

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 [...]

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

October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Spine & Orthopedic Center (SOC) is proud to welcome, Thomas D. Riley, IV, M.D., to its elite [...]