Reduce Your Back or Neck Pain Without Popping More Pills!

Certain pain medications can carry negative side effects while offering limited relief from pain from sports injuries, surgeries or other traumas. Cortisone shots offer patients fast relief from pain resulting from severe inflammation. Ask your doctor if cortisone shots are the answer to your chronic pain. By injecting the corticosteroids directly into the inflamed tissue,…

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When’s the Right Time For Hip Replacement or Surgery?

One question we hear frequently in the orthopedic clinic concerns the timing of hip replacement surgery. The answer is simple— and complicated— because it depends on the individual. There is no absolute age limit for hip replacement. While we are now performing surgery on many older patients, the procedure is also appropriate for younger patients…

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Cycling and Back Pain Don’t Have to Ride in Tandem

Even when technique and equipment are chosen carefully, cyclists are prone to low-back pain. But it’s not inevitable. Cycling works the legs, of course. We’ve all seen videos of those muscular legs working their way up some mountain in France. But it’s the hip flexors that are responsible for drawing the muscles up toward the…

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