Anatomy of Knee Arthritis

Anatomy of Knee Arthritis

The knees, hips and shoulders are more prone to develop arthritis, affirms Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. However, he says this condition can affect any joint in the body. With a digital imaging, Dr. Rodriguez explains how arthritis occurs in the knee. He describes synovial […]

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Common Causes of Neck Pain

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Disc herniation, stenosis, spondylosis, degenerative disc disease, cervical fracture, and bone spurs are common causes of neck pain. Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says stenosis happens as people get older and it is usually a result of arthritis. He explains spondylosis is arthritis, and it could affect […]

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Causes of Low Back Pain

Causes of Low Back Pain

Bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, vertebral fractures, osteomyelitis, spinal tumors, and spondylolisthesis are causes of low back pain. Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says bulging or herniated disc and spinal stenosis are very common. He explains spinal stenosis will give you heaviness and fatigue […]

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Neck Pain and Cervical Spine

Neck Pain and Cervical Spine

Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says neck pain starts in the base of the neck and can go into the shoulders. He explains people usually have neck pain, tightness, soreness of the muscles, and they can also have pain going up to the base of the skull. […]

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Understanding Epidural Injection

Understanding Epidural Injection

Dr. Moises Lustgarten, Pain Management Physician at Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are different types of procedure for back pain. But the epidural is not a procedure; according to him it is a space and what the doctor does is injection steroids in the epidural space. He also says epidural steroid injections are effective […]

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Diagnosis of Arthritis

Diagnosis of Arthritis

Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains most of the time, patients come to his office having pain and increasing noises in the knees. Physicians ask for an x-Ray, they obtain the patient’s history and physical examination. The expert says the most accepted treatments are self […]

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Cervical Spine: Sleeping Tips

Cervical Spine: Sleeping Tips

Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says if you sleep on your back, it is better to have a small pillow, a cervical pillow with a curve that bends like your neck should bend. He explains if you are laying on your side, try to make the spine […]

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Building a Strong Spine

Building a Strong Spine

Walking, strength training, dancing, Tai chi, hiking, bicycling and swimming are the recommendations of Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, to have a strong spine. Being healthy, keeping moving, making regularly the bone density test and visiting the physician are some tips to have a healthy spine. The […]

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Low Back Pain Risk Factors

Low Back Pain Risk Factors

There are some things that increase back pain risks: getting older, poor physical fitness, being overweight, heredity, job and smoking. Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains each one of those conditions and advises stop smoking and get a healthy lifestyle.

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