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Cervical & Lumbar Spine

Deciding the right way to treat your neck or back pain begins with an accurate diagnosis, which involves a thorough orthopaedic evaluation and the use of tools such as MRI and electrodiagnostics.

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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure in which a joint is viewed using a small camera. Arthroscopy gives doctors a clear view of the inside of the joint and helps treat orthopaedic problems.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is specialized medical care for treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. From athletes to active individuals, sports medicine helps patients continue injury-free active lifestyles.

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Osteoarthritis

Description

Osteoarthritis is a general term that describes the changes in joints over time. These changes can be in the form of bone spurs, cysts, or narrowing of the spinal joints.

Osteoarthritis occurs in most of the joints in the body as a person ages. When it occurs in the lower back, aches and a feeling of stiffness may result.

Symptoms

  • Stiffness or pain in lower back

Causes

  • Normal aging process
  • Previous trauma or fracture

Possible Treatment Options

There are currently no surgical treatment options to treat osteoarthritis. Non-surgical options should be discussed with your physician.

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